Micro conehead tube flies
Zonker style, prawn flies, conventional patterns. You will find them all done as micro tube flies with a conehead. This special style of tying flies is well-integrated in the world of fly tying here in Europa – and is starting to gain territory in North American on salmon and steelhead rivers. The main asset of this type of conehead fly is that it sinks – and will be fishing almost immediately when it hits the water – something very valuable when fishing smaller rivers or rivers where the fish will be lying close to the bank – The way that flies done with conehead sinks is also of special interest and anglers will use the flies abilities to jig… a bit like a Dog Nobler fly.
The conehead tube fly sit well in fast waters
The micro conehead tubes allows the fly tier to design tiny flies that will sit well in fast water and still keep it´s depth… Something important when the fish is reluctant to go all the way to the top. This could be in late August – October when floating lines still is popular but the fly need to be fished 10 – 12 inches below the surface. In these periods of transition when summer is flirting with autumn and a relatively warm autumn day turns into the start of the oncoming winter, it is worth remembering that if the fish seems finicky it could very well be a matter of adjusting the fly depth a few inches up or down.
Tying the Kinnaber Killer a micro conehead fly
The Kinnaber Killer: I named this fly after the Kinnaber Beat at the North Esk river on the East Coast of Scotland – A place owned by angler par excellence Mr. Martin Stansfield –
The fly works perfectly on the North Esk and many other places in Angus – Read about the Kinnaber Beat – Book fishing
A super micro tube fly I have used for years with tremendous success. The wing and throat hackle is sort of squeezed between; the conehead and the hook-guard. The last doubling as a see-through body on the fly . Fancy and easy to make. here with an Owner St 36 BC # 18 treble hook..
Other versions of the Kinnaber Killer conehead fly
Garry Dog Kinnaber Killer conehead fly