Tying a Tummel Dog Tube Fly

Tying a Tummel Dog Tube Fly

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We show you how to tie a Tummel Dog Tube Fly the perfect spring, high water with a little colour springer hunter!

Tied by Jay Bartlett

You can also watch the step by step tying video here - Open Video

Materials from Future Fly (GET THE TYING KIT): 

- 1.8mm plastic tube medium fl.yellow / chartreuse
- 10mm balance tungsten tube metallic yellow
- Gel spun tying thread
- Easy dubbing yellow and yellow & orange (blended mix)
- 6mm hybrid cone metallic yellow
- Rooster saddle yellow
- American opossum pelt hot orange / hot yellow
- Signature angel hair mørrum copper
- Rooster saddle salmon
- Marble fox tail hot orange

- Signature angel hair mørrum copper
- Jungle Cocks
- 4mm hybrid cone metallic yellow

Step 1
Cut a 1.8mm plastic tube to length and melt a burred edge at the end, then slide on a 10mm tungsten tube. Secure the tube in place with a few turns of thread in front of the metal tube then wind up onto the metal tube and tie down securely to begin tying the fly. 

 

Step 2
Blend the 2 dubbing colours together and twist tightly onto your thread, then wrap on to the metal tubbing overlapping each other, the body should be quite fat twice the width of the metal tube and half way back. When fished work the thread to the front of the fly and onto the plastic tube. 

 

 

Step 3
Brush out the dubbing from all sides then brush backwards towards the rear of the fly. 

 

 

Step 4
Add a 6mm brass cone and secure with super glue, then move your thread to the front of the cone and secure with a couple of turns.

 

 

Step 5
Tie in a yellow rooster saddle hackle with about 4-5 turns tight to the brass cone.

 

 

Step 6
With the tips facing forward tie in an underwing with american opossum pelt dip dyed hot yellow with hot orange tips, then fold the fibres back and tie down again. Add a couple more turns with super glue on the thread for extra security on these large flies.

 

Step 7
Take several strands of copper angel hair and tie down in the middle, then fold back and tie down again, finally trim all the fibres to different lengths and not longer than the wing.

 

 

Step 8
Tie in a orange rooster saddle hackle with about 3-4 turns tight to the underwing and over and hiding the wing head.

 

 

Step 9
Again with the tips facing forward tie in and overwing of marble fox tail dyed hot orange, then split the wing in half fold back and tie down again.

 

 

Step 10
Take a couple more strands of copper angel hair and tie down in the middle, then fold back and tie down, again trim all the fibres to different lengths and not longer than the overwing.

 

 

Step 11
Complete the wing by folding back the remaining marble fox tail and tie down again, you can add a couple of thread turns with super glue for extra security and to make sure the head does not come too far forward for the small brass cone.

 

 

Step 12
Add jungle cock cheeks roughly the length of the hackles and or body, once in place fold back the stems and tie down again for added security.

 

 

Step 13
Add the final brass cone with a little super glue.

 

 

Step 14
Cut the tubing 2-4 mm away from the cone, then with a lighter melt the tubing down the cone, press it hard on a flat surface whilst hot to reduce the size and secure the cone.

 

 

Just add water!