Pike Tube Fly

Streamer well suited for winter pike,
when a very slow retrieve is needed.

Its materials really lives without interruption, and moves a lot of water.

Materials

Tube A.B.FLY size L
Head Cone AB Fly chartreux size XXL
Hook Any decent hook will do, but the Tiemco 600SP in size 4/0 is a must.
Thread Nanofil Berkley 8/100 ème – 8/100 mm
Body Racoon cross-cut rose A.B.FLY + rabbit strip cross-cut orange A.B.FLY
Tail Orange bucktail + rusty Yack AB Fly + silver holographic fibres
Other Super-glue

Step by step

1. After fixing the tube in your vice, fix a first pinch of orange bucktail with your thread, leaving 4 to 5 cm of the sleeve free, for sliding the silicon sleeve which serves to block your dressing. Apply a generous amount of superglue.

1. After fixing the tube in your vice, fix a first pinch of orange bucktail with your thread, leaving 4 to 5 cm of the sleeve free, for sliding the silicon sleeve which serves to block your dressing. Apply a generous amount of superglue.

2. Fix a second pinch of orange bucktail. Again apply enough superglue.

2. Fix a second pinch of orange bucktail. Again apply enough superglue.

3. Prepare a pinch of yack. On this picture, you can see that it’s necessary to get rid of the waste furry fibres. You’ll want to grip firmly the yack in the middle, pulling out the furry fibres at the base of the fibres.

3. Prepare a pinch of yack. On this picture, you can see that it’s necessary to get rid of the waste furry fibres. You’ll want to grip firmly the yack in the middle, pulling out the furry fibres at the base of the fibres.

4. Once the waste furry fibres taken out.

4. Once the waste furry fibres taken out.

5. Fix the yack wing. Don’t forget to spread the wing over the tube with your fingers before fixing it firmly. Apply a generous amount of superglue.

5. Fix the yack wing. Don’t forget to spread the wing over the tube with your fingers before fixing it firmly. Apply a generous amount of superglue.

6. Tie in the holographic fibres, centering them over the wing. As with the yack, spread it over the the tube before fixing it. Apply enough superglue.

6. Tie in the holographic fibres, centering them over the wing. As with the yack, spread it over the the tube before fixing it. Apply enough superglue.

7. The length of the holographic fibres should be a little longer than the yak wing.

7. The length of the holographic fibres should be a little longer than the yak wing.

8. If you wish, you can tie in wing feathers (preferably in a colour which creates a contrast) at this stage, they will help the streamer’s swim. Tie them in at the same length as the holographic fibres. Apply enough superglue at the fixing knot.

8. If you wish, you can tie in wing feathers (preferably in a colour which creates a contrast) at this stage, they will help the streamer’s swim. Tie them in at the same length as the holographic fibres. Apply enough superglue at the fixing knot.

9. Tie in a strip of rose cross cut rabbit, making sure that it’s fibres point at the back of the fly. Apply enough superglue at the fixing knot, as well as on the tube where the cross cut will be mounted on.

9. Tie in a strip of rose cross cut racoon, making sure that it’s fibres point at the back of the fly. Apply enough superglue at the fixing knot, as well as on the tube where the cross cut will be mounted on.

10. Tie this strip in untill you get an nice shape on the streamer.

10. Tie this strip in untill you get an nice shape on the streamer.

11. After having tied in the orange cross cut rabbit, make 2 or 3 turns maximum to create a contrast at the head. Apply a generous amount of superglue, Make the final knot, and clip your thread.

11. After having tied in the orange cross cut rabbit, make 2 or 3 turns maximum to create a contrast at the head. Apply a generous amount of superglue, Make the final knot, and clip your thread.

12. Free the fly from your vice, and slip on the cone to see if it can be placed nicely. Remove it and apply a generous amount of superglue before re-slipping it back into place definitively.

12. Free the fly from your vice, and slip on the cone to see if it can be placed nicely. Remove it and apply a generous amount of superglue before re-slipping it back into place definitively.

13. Cut back the sleeve to leave ¾ mm, heat that end with a lighter to melt the plastic tube, so you lock the cone. Wait 3-4 seconds, and if needed, pass a needle to open the sleeve.

13. Cut back the sleeve to leave ¾ mm, heat that end with a lighter to melt the plastic tube, so you lock the cone. Wait 3-4 seconds, and if needed, pass a needle to open the sleeve.

14. This is what you should get at the end.

14. This is what you should get at the end.

Final fly

Final fly


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