Tying a Pahtagorva Welder - Tube Fly

Tying a Pahtagorva Welder - Tube Fly

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There is no doubt the original Templedog and Pahtagorva variant are cemented in Salmon fishing history books as one of the most popular colours and styles of flies for Atlantic and Baltic Salmon as well as Sea Trout.

In this video we are tying a Pahtakorva Welder style, the welder is a tube fly tying style from Stuart Foxall combining a long bucktail and hackle with a short dubbed body in front and shorter softer overwing and front hackle, in the water the fly holds it's own in strong currents great for spring fishing and the 2 sections of hackles and wings blend together fantastically for a very alluring fly.

Watch the full length tying video here

Get the tying pack for this fly here

Materials and Tools from Future Fly available at speybros.com

Materials List:

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

13mm brass US tube - fl.orange
https://speybros.com/products/futurefly-us-tube-13-mm?variant=39247602155609

GSP tying thread 12/0 - 50D - white
https://speybros.com/products/ff-gsp-thread-12-0

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

FF signature rooster cape - badger orange
https://speybros.com/products/ff-signature-rooster-cape-orange-badger

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

Signature angle hair - mørrum copper
https://speybros.com/products/ff-signature-ah?variant=39247606251609

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

FF signature rooster cape - black
https://speybros.com/products/ff-rooster-cape-black 

Shadow fox pelt - pahtagorva
https://speybros.com/products/shadow-fox?variant=39247598256217

Jungle Cock (or Artificial jungle cock - small/medium)
https://speybros.com/products/ff-artificial-jungle-cock?variant=39247600844889

4mm nano UFO disc - metallic golden orange
https://speybros.com/products/ff-tungsten-nano-ufo-disc?variant=39247603335257

Step By Step

Step 1
melt a small collar at the end of the plastic tube to fit to the back of the US tube, add the liner tube and US tube to the vice and secure in place with thread turns in front of the US tube and work the thread up onto the metal.

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Step 2
tie in mach 2 copper flat braid about 1/3rd of the way from the end of the outer tube. Wrap the braid up to about 1/3rd of the way forward again. Next tie in a orange badger cock hackle and make several turns.

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Step 3
add a bucktail wing in front of the hackle about 2 - 2.5 times the length of the fly body. then tie in some copper angel hair half way then folded back and tied in again, trim to different lengths.

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Step 4
tie in some peacock easy dubbing and wrap up the rest of the metal tubing and drop down onto the liner tube, it should create a taper from the tail down to the head. Next tie in a black rooster hackle with 2-3 turns about the same length of fibres as the first hackle or slightly longer

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Step 5
tie in an overwing of shadow fox pelt in pahtagorva / fiery brown length about half of the total fly length add in jungle cock cheeks just short of the body.

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Step 6
finish off by adding a drop of super glue to the liner tube and sliding on a metallic orange UFO nano disc. Cut off the tube 3-4mm to the disc and melt down with a lighter, press down hard with a flat object to secure

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Just add water

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