Tying a Alexandra - Tube Fly

Tying a Alexandra - Tube Fly

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A real classic Sea Trout pattern the Alexandra, we have decided to try the pattern as a long wing tapered tube fly, with all the classic colours you'd expect from the original hooked pattern.


Watch the full length tying video here

 

Get the tying kit here - COMING SOON!

 

Materials and tools by Future Fly available at speybros.com here

 

Materials

  • 1.8mm plastic tube - black
    https://speybros.com/products/futurefly-tube-1-8-mm-medium?variant=39247600975961

  • 00:16 3.0mm plastic tube - black
    https://speybros.com/products/futurefly-tube-3mm-soft?variant=39247601401945

  • 00:23 200++ tying thread - black
    https://speybros.com/products/ff-thread-signature-200?variant=39247596355673

  • 00:35 Mach II flatbraid - fl. light red
    https://speybros.com/products/ff-metallic-flatbraid-mach-2?variant=39247605923929

  • 01:07 Mach II flatbraid - silver
    https://speybros.com/products/ff-metallic-flatbraid-mach-2

  • 01:48 N.American opossum - red
    https://speybros.com/products/american-opossum?variant=39372436406361

  • 02:54 N.American opossum - black https://speybros.com/products/american-opossum?variant=39247597764697

  • 04:25 Classic tinsel - gold
    https://speybros.com/products/classic-tinsel?variant=39247605497945

  • 05:08 Natural peacock herls

Tools
  • FF Tube fly vise
    https://speybros.com/products/future-fly-tube-vise

  • FF Tube fly vise needle - medium
    https://speybros.com/products/ff-tubevise-needle-medium

  • FF Standard bobbin
    https://speybros.com/products/ff-standard-bobbin

  • FF Lightweight scissors
    https://speybros.com/products/ff-lightweight-scissors

  • FF multi needle
    https://speybros.com/products/ff-multi-needle

 

Step by step

Step 1 melt a small burred edge at the end of the liner tube and slide inside the 3mm outer tube which will be the junction tube for the hook, at to the vice then wrap the thread close to the junction tube to start.

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Step 2 tie in some fl. light red mach II flatbraid and make several wraps to create a hot butt section. Then repeat the process with some silver mach II flatbraid wrapping the full length of the body.

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Step 3 Tie in some red opossum underneath just short of the tubing, then tie in some black opossum on top about twice the length of the tubing, then tie in some gold flash.

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Step 4 take 6-8 herls from one side of the eye on a peacock herl and tie in on one side of the fly, then repeat the process by taking herls from the opposite side of the eye and tying on the other side of the fly.

Alexandra Tube Fly Step By Step

Step 5 trim away all the waste materials and neaten up the head with your tying thread adding super glue ever few wraps for extra security, then slice through the dried head with a scalpel for a nice clean small head. Finish off with some super glue or varnish left untouched to dry hard and shiney.

Alexandra Tube Fly Step By Step