The Red Nosed Ally's Shrimp One Inch Copper Salmon and Steelhead Tube Fly allows you to get fishing deep. The weight of the tube gets your fly down fast to where the fish are feeding.
SALTWATER, SALMON & STEELHEAD TUBE FLY
$US each. Price does not include hooks.
Presentation of a successful salmon fly Like Ally's Shrimp Tube fly depends on a number of factors. The size of the river, the colour, height and speed of the water plus the direction strength and direction of the wind. From all these variables tactics are worked out. You need to continually assess your presentation pool after pool, cast after cast and step after step. You have to ask your self is the cast right, is the depth and speed correct? Have I tied on the correct fly and hook size for the current conditions? For many it is the choice of fly that that causes consternation.
Are certain fly patterns better than others? What makes a successful salmon fly pattern? Ask three salmon anglers these questions and they will all have a different answer. I have found, like other salmon anglers that these king of fish take many different patterns. Does it matter what salmon fly you tie on to your fishing line then? Personally I have come to favour flies that have movement and imitate lifelike natural food that most salmon are used to seeing.
Not actually essential but the illusion of natural movement is a great asset in any fly fishing pattern. You can use an assortment of a number of different materials to construct lifelike imitations of shrimps, baitfish, eggs and nymphs. Some look like works of art in our eyes but that does not necessarily the look as attractive to hungry salmon. A good fly will give the illusion of life by having an outline that constantly changes as it moves through the water. As it vibrates, shudders and wiggles in response to your action on the line and in response to the changes in direction of the water current as it flows past underwater obstructions, the salmon become more interested in this thing invading their space. The get tempted to examine it, catch it and investigate this invader by the only method available to them, by biting it.
Traditional classic salmon feather wing flies are works of art and do still catch fish. In my view they look better in a frame on the wall as a reminder of the past. New long hair wing materials are so much more mobile than feathers. This is why I have found they catch more fish