The size of this Collie Dog tube fly
This a 70 – 75-millimetre fly…or Large version – The tubing is 38 millimetres long (# 1.5) – The aluminium tubing is extended with a piece of soft tubing…A so-called hook-rest, this flexible tube will allow you to position the hook of your choice – The hook-rest will also take bigger hooks than we suggest.
The holographic collie dog – who is he?
This is our new version of the Collie Dog pattern…still on Veniards aluminium tube and with the same fantastic wing made from Arctic Runner.
A great-looking silver holographic look has been added to the fly through a process we developed for our Hitchman series – Last but not least, 3-D eyes have been added to the fly. A great looking, perfectly made fly that will last you through many seasons of fishing
Fisherman`s best friend
The Collie Dog fly: Probably the first salmon hair-wing fly ever dates back to the early mid-1800 – Originally tied with hair from the Collie Dog (canine) – Now substituted with hair from the Arctic Fox.
We prefer the fly to be tied on an aluminium tube. Fished on a floating line or intermediate, the fly will work just below the surface, and you will often see the fish before it hits the fly – Read more in the advice section.
NB. Fly is displayed with a hook, but it is sold without a hook
Why are these long-winged flies so good?
A substantial percentage of the food Atlantic salmon and steelhead eat at high seas is fish – often small silverfish like Capelin and sand-eel as seen in the photo – Most likely, the long-winged tube fly like the Sunray Shadow will encapsulate the essence of these fish.
Baitfish like sand-eel is on the menu for salmon across the northern hemisphere – The Sunray Shadow perfectly represents these gleaming and erratic.
The other Collie Dog tube flies
The other long-winged flies
Special Friends of Fishmadman