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.
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Materials and tools by Future Fly available at speybros.com here
- 1.8mm plastic tube - black
00:16 3.0mm plastic tube - black
00:23 200++ tying thread - black
00:35 Mach II flatbraid - fl. light red
01:07 Mach II flatbraid - silver
01:48 N.American opossum - red
02:54 N.American opossum - black https://speybros.com/products/american-opossum?variant=39247597764697
04:25 Classic tinsel - gold
- 05:08 Natural peacock herls
FF Tube fly vise
- FF Tube fly vise needle - medium
FF Standard bobbin
FF Lightweight scissors
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.