Size of this Collie Dog tube fly
This a 70 – 75-millimeter fly…or Large version – The tubing is 38 millimeters 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 those we suggest.
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 silver fish like Capelin and sand-eel as seen on 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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