Tying a German Snaelda Tube Fly

Tying a German Snaelda Tube Fly

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We are tying the German Snaelda - Tube fly arguably the most popular Snaelda variant there is with it's strong solid colours of yellow, orange and black bucktail.

This one is tied using a Future Fly Tungsten Balance Tube under some peacock easy dubbing and mach II flatbraid in copper finished with a hybrid cone to complete the famous conical shape.

Watch the full length tying video here



Tying kit available to buy here

Materials from Future Fly available in store at speybros.com

Materials:

Future Fly 1.8mm Plastic Tube - Black
https://speybros.com/products/futurefly-tube-1-8-mm-medium?variant=39247600975961

Future Fly 3.0mm Plastic Tube - Black
https://speybros.com/products/futurefly-tube-3mm-soft?variant=39247601401945

FF Tungsten Balance Tube - 4mm
https://speybros.com/products/ff-balance-tungsten-tube

GSP Tying Thread - White - 12/0 - 50D
https://speybros.com/products/ff-gsp-thread-12-0

Easy Dubbing Peacock
https://speybros.com/products/ff-easy-dubbing?variant=39247600025689

Yellow Bucktail
https://speybros.com/products/bucktail-medium-yellow?nosto=searchpage-nosto-1

Orange Bucktail
https://speybros.com/products/bucktail-medium-fl-orange

Black Bucktail
https://speybros.com/products/bucktail-medium-black

Pearl Krystal Flash
https://speybros.com/products/flashabou-holo-silver

Mach II Flatbraid - Copper
https://speybros.com/products/ff-metallic-flatbraid-mach-2?variant=39247606055001

Easy Dubbing - Peacock
https://speybros.com/products/ff-easy-dubbing?variant=39247600025689

Rooster Cape - Black
https://speybros.com/products/ff-rooster-cape-black

Hybrid Cone - 6mm - Matt Metallic Yellow
https://speybros.com/products/ff-hybrid-cone?variant=39247605039193

Tools:
Future Fly Tube Vise
https://speybros.com/products/future-fly-tube-vise

Future Fly Tube Vise Needle - Medium
https://speybros.com/products/ff-tubevise-needle-medium

Future Fly Standard Bobbin
https://speybros.com/products/ff-standard-bobbin

Future Fly Lightweight Scissors
https://speybros.com/products/ff-lightweight-scissors

Future Fly Multi Needle
https://speybros.com/products/ff-multi-needle

Future Fly Hackle Tool
https://speybros.com/products/ff-hackle-tool

Step By Step

Part 1
start by melting a small collar on the end of the liner tubing, to grip inside of the outer tubing. Place both tubes in the needle, add a little super glue to the liner tube where it joins the outer tube and slide on the tungsten balance tube, making sure the glue pulls under the tube. To finish the connection tie in your tying thread with an x pattern over the metal and plastic tubing until you can wrap the thread uniformly over the top of the 2, the glue should dry during this time.

German Snaelda Step By Step

German Snaelda Step By Step

German Snaelda Step By Step

Part 2 Make a small dubbing ball with peacock easy dubbing, then tie in equal thirds of bucktail in black, orange and yellow. The length should be about 3 times the length of the body making it 3/4 of the total fly length.  §

German Snaelda Step By Step

German Snaelda Step By Step

German Snaelda Step By Step

German Snaelda Step By Step

Part 3 Tie in 3 strands of pearl flash, half way then double back for 6 total strands in the wing, next tie in copper mach 2 flatbraid to rib over dubbing. Take some peacock dubbing and cover the whole body creating a small taper from the tail down to the head. Finally twist the mach 2 flatbriad and wrap up the dubbed body to the head of the fly

German Snaelda Step By Step

German Snaelda Step By Step

German Snaelda Step By Step

Step 4 tie in black a black rooster hackle and wrap 3-5 times to make a good collar fibres about as long as the body of the fly.

German Snaelda Step By Step

Step 5 add a drop of super glue to the tubing and add a 6mm hybrid cone, push the cone into the hackle to secure it

German Snaelda Step By Step

Step 6 Cut of the tubing 3-4mm from the cone, melt the tube with a lighter and press the tube down with something flat to secure it tightly to the cone

German Snaelda Step By Step

Just add water

German Snaelda Step By Step