January 21, 2018 2 min read

Micro tubes can be highly effective flies for salmon in many conditions. They are easy to tie and adding some weight such as micro cone adds the possibilities how one can fish with them.

 

I saw micro tube first time when fishing in Iceland. It soon came apparent that these flies work really well in many conditions. I've later fished with them in many other places, with good success. I generally like to fish with small flies, not to spook the fish and overfish the pool. Lightly weighted micro flies work great in fast riffles where hook flies might start to skate on the surface. They also work well in slow water pools where you can strip the fly. Tiny strips - pause -tiny strips and you can get the resident fish aroused as well.

 

micro silver sheep

Micro Silver sheep (wing length around 1,5cm)

Tube: XS for inner tubing, S for hook placement

Tag: fluoro orange or red

Body: flat silver + oval silver rib

Wing: small bunches of black fox and yellow on top, top it of with few crystal hairs

Hackle: Light blue hen

Head: Micro cone, orange or red

 

micro cascade for salmon

Micro Cascade (wing length around 1,5cm)

Tube: XS for inner tubing, S for hook placement

Tag: oval silver

Body: black silk + oval silver rib

Underwing: small bunches of yellow and orange bucktai, top it of with few crystal hairs

Wing: black fox

Hackle: yellow and orange hen

Head: Micro cone, gold or silver

banana fly for salmon

Micro Banana (wing length around 2,5cm)

Tube: XS tube

Body: size S tungsten cone, gold, burn the tube at the end to hold the cone in place

Body: black silk + oval silver rib

Wing: banana dirty yellow temple hair or fox, darker olive hair on top, add few mirror flash on sides

Hackle: dirty yellow hen

 

black and yellow micro tube salmon fly

Micro Black&Yellow (wing length around 1,5cm)

Tube: XS for inner tubing, S for hook placement

Tag: oval silver

Body: bright yellow dubbing + oval silver rib

Underwing: small bunches of yellow and black fox, top it of with few crystal hairs

Hackle: black hen

Head: Micro cone, gold or silver

 

Fighting a fish in Midfjardara Iceland that fell for a micro tube.

fly fishing for salmon in Midfjardara

 

 



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