|Salmon Fly tied using colored latex tubing|
Hook - any brand 6x long
Shown in the picture above are the materials that can be used. Note the two bodies the one on the right is the colored latex and the other orange UV heat shrink available from Performance-PCS. The heat shrink body has been shaped with a soldering iron prior to attachment to the hook whereas the latex body is shaped by pulling the thread tightly around the hook shank. The egg sack is glued into place with super glue. The eyes shown are mostly for show and not really necessary to tie a good working fly. On the underside I cut the bottom off the optional brown saddle to provide a better profile on the water.
The flies below do not have the optional brown saddle collar. The reason most salmon fly tiers add a collar or fur as wing is to provide flotation. This is not necessary on many unsinkalbe flies, especially large ones like a salmon fly, because of the air trapped inside the fly body. If you like a really bright fly try using metallic orange thread for the collar as well as UV orange heat shrink like the top fly below.
|Salmon Flies w/o optional brwon saddle|