Size of this Collie Dog tube fly
This a 50 – 55 -millimetre fly…or small version – The tubing is 13 millimetres long (# 1/2) – 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 those we suggest.
The holographic collie dog – who is he?
This is our new version of the Collie Dog patter …still on Veniards aluminium tube and with the same fantastic wing made from Arctic runner.
An additional great looking silver holographic look has was 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 hook but it is sold without 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 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 is a very good representation of these gleaming and erratic
The other Collie Dog tube flies
The other long winged flies
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