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(In preparation to the coming season)
by Jurij Shumakov

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 Second type of tippet (actually, it is the front part of a bigger tippet) I use for transformation of classic salmon flies into the Scandinavian style. Thin tippet is almost the same diameter as single hook size 2/0 -4/0, so you can tie nice body. These tippets also have tapered front, but a slightly different shape from first one. It also allows you to finish fly with perfect small head.

Long thin tippet and tubes prepared for tying

Long thin tippet and tubes prepared for tying

 

Blue Doctor

Blue Doctor, by Jurij Shumakov

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Tag: oval silver tinsel.
Butt: claret SLF dubbing.
Tail: yellow SLF Hanks.
Body: rear half: light blue floss; front half: dark blue metallic oval tinsel.
Rib: oval and flat silver tinsel.
Body hackle: light blue cock.
Wing: pearl Mirage flashabou, small bunch of Serebrjanka fur dyed dark brown and cooper Angel hair, small bunch of Serebrjanka fur dyed red and red Angel hair; small bunch of Serebrjanka fur dyed blue and blue Angel hair; small bunch of Serebrjanka fur dyed yellow and yellow Angel hair; small bunch of polar fox dyed grey and holographic silver Angel hair; bunch of polar fox dyed black, over the wing fine black ripple flash.
Front hackle: ginger cock and grey mount cock (can be substituted by guinea fowl).
Cheeks: jungle cock.
Head: red and black.

 

Baron

Baron, by Jurij Shumakov

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Tag: oval silver tinsel and red SLF dubbing.
Butt: black ostrich.
Tail: yellow SLF Hanks.
Body: rear half: silver flat tinsel; front half: black floss.
Rib: oval silver tinsel.
Body hackle: over front half red cock.
Weiling: small red cock feather.
Wing: orange Mirage flashabou, small bunch of Serebrjanka fur dyed fairy orange and orange Angel hair, small bunch of Serebrjanka fur dyed yellow and yellow and gold holographic Angel hair; small bunch of Serebrjanka fur dyed red and red Angel hair; small bunch of Serebrjanka fur dyed Kingfisher blue and blue Angel hair; over bunch of polar fox dyed brown, over the wing Mörrum brown fine ripple flash.
Front hackle: Kingfisher blue cock.
Cheeks: jungle cock.
Head: black.

 

Kate

Kate, by Jurij Shumakov

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Tag: oval silver tinsel and yellow floss.
Tail: yellow and blue SLF Hanks.
Butt: black ostrich.
Body: red SLF dubbing.
Rib: oval silver tinsel.
Body hackle: red cock.
Wing: orange Mirage flashabou, small bunch of Serebrjanka fur dyed orange and orange mirror flash, small bunch of Serebrjanka fur dyed red and red and holographic silver Angel hair, small bunch of Serebrjanka fur dyed yellow and yellow and holographic silver Angel hair; bunch of polar fox fur dyed brown; over the wing fine rusty brown ripple flash.
Front hackle: yellow cock.
Cheeks: jungle cock.
Head: black.

 

Mar Lodge

Mar Lodge, by Jurij Shumakov
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Tag: oval silver tinsel.
Tail: yellow SLF Hanks.
Butt: black ostrich.
Body: 1/3 silver flat tinsel, 1/3 black floss 1/3 silver flat tinsel.
Rib: oval silver tinsel.
Body hackle: front 1/3: black cock.
Wing: pearl Mirage flashabou, small bunch of Serebrjanka fur dyed yellow and yellow Angel hair, small bunch of Serebrjanka fur dyed red and red Angel hair, small bunch of Serebrjanka fur dyed blue and blue Angel hair; bunch of polar fox fur dyed brown and brown Angel hair; bunch of polar fox fur dyed black, over the wing fine black ripple flash.
Front hackle: white badger cock.
Cheeks: jungle cock.
Head: black.

 

Murdoch

Murdoch, by Jurij Shumakov
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Tag: oval silver tinsel and blue floss.
Tail: yellow and red SLF Hanks.
Butt: black ostrich.
Body: silver flat tinsel.
Rib: oval silver tinsel.
Body hackle: yellow cock.
Wing: orange Mirage flashabou, small bunch of Serebrjanka fur dyed orange and red Angel hair, small bunch of Serebrjanka fur dyed red and red Angel hair; small bunch of Serebrjanka fur dyed blue and blue Angel hair; small bunch of Serebrjanka fur dyed yellow and yellow and holographic silver Angel hair; bunch of polar fox dyed brown, over the wing fine rusty red ripple flash.
Front hackle: blue and red cock.
Cheeks: jungle cock.
Head: red.

 

Silver Grey

Silver Grey, by Jurij Shumakov

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Tag: oval silver tinsel and glow bright yellow floss.
Tail: yellow SLF Hanks.
Butt: black ostrich.
Body: silver flat tinsel.
Rib: oval silver tinsel.
Body hackle: white badger cock.
Wing: pearl Mirage flashabou, small bunch of Serebrjanka fur dyed yellow and yellow Angel hair, small bunch of Serebrjanka fur dyed blue and blue Angel hair; small bunch of Serebrjanka fur dyed yellow and yellow Angel hair, small bunch of Serebrjanka fur dyed blue and blue and silver holographic Angel hair; small bunch of Serebrjanka fur dyed rusty brown and red and holographic silver Angel hair; bunch of polar fox dyed light grey, over the wing fine black ripple flash.
Front hackle: white badger cock.
Cheeks: jungle cock.
Head: black.

I use the third type to tie real small summer flies, which refer to normal hook size 10 to 12, and have body just 1/3 of inch, or none. Again, the tippets have finest tapering and can be used for tying conehead tube flies. You can use on them cones as small as size S or SS, and trebles down to size 14. They can be useful for summer grilse, sea-trout and big trout fishing.

Short tippet and tubes prepared

Short tippet and tubes prepared

 

Blue Charm Conehead

Blue Charm conehead, by Jurij Shumakov

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Body: flat holographic tinsel.
Wing: pearl mirror flash, small bunch of natural white Serebrjanka fur and holographic Angel hair, very small bunch of Serebrjanka fur dyed blue, small bunch of teal flank.
Front hackle: white cock.
Head: brass cone in size SS.

 

Brown Charm Conehead

Brown Charm conehead, by Jurij Shumakov

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Body: non.
Wing: red mirror flash, small bunch of Serebrjanka fur dyed dark red and red Angel hair; small bunch of Serebrjanka fur dyed dark brown, small bunch of teal flank dyed brown.
Front hackle: black cock.
Head: brass cone in size SS.

 

Murmanskaja No. 1

Murmanskaja No. 1, by Jurij Shumakov

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Tag: oval silver tinsel.
Butt: green Highlander floss.
Body: black floss.
Rib: oval silver tinsel.
Wing: pearl mirror flash, small bunch of squirrel, a few strands of Peacock and small bunch of teal flank dyed olive.
Front hackle: black cock.
Head: black.

 

I use the fourth type to build real "Jurassic Park" monster patterns for pike. Those flies have not been tried yet and are waiting for the coming spring. The tippets are conical all the way from the rear part to the front one. That's why they can be cut at any length, so you may adjust diameter of hook holder and front diameter to your needs. Can be used for big sea patterns.

Long cone tippet and tube

Long cone tippet and tube

 

Jurassic Sarah

Jurastic Sarah, by Jurij Shumakov

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Body: synthetic snow.
Wing: tied in sections of white ostrich with mix of pearl polar flash.
Throat: arctic bear dyed red.
Eyes: epoxy holographic.
Head: synthetic snow (variant: Flexi Cord, Light Large Pearl Silver).

If you will look on the photo bellow, you understand that with a set of these tubes you can tie flies in any style and almost at any size.

All flies on the same field, by Jurij Shumakov

 

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by Jurij Shumakov

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