The Egg Sucking Ice Tiger is a fly that can be tied either on a standard hook or on a leashed shank fly. In this case, the fly was tied with a clipped shank and a wire leash. The pattern is essentially an egg sucking leach, but it is tied with a cool blue barred rabbit zonker and some icey marabou. While this fly is tied for steelhead, I think it would also be a great fly to target pike, bass and tarpon.
If you don’t have a tube vise to hold the shank, you can just use the regular vise jaws, but just be careful not to put too much pressure on the hook. Another alternative for shanks would be the OPST Shank Chuck Tool.
Egg Sucking Ice Tiger
Shank: 30mm shank or #2-2/0 hook
Bead: 1/4” Fl. Fire Orange cone
Thread: Fire Orange 6/0 (140 d)
Leash: 20lb braided intruder wire
Tail: Two-tone white/blue barred zonker
Collars: Black and dark blue marabou
Flash: Junebug Flashabou 15 strands
Wing: White bucktail
Collar: Silver Dr. Blue schlappen
Youtube Channel: Piscator Flies
Web: Piscator Flies
I’ve been following Shawn from McFly Angler for a few months now and in addition to the great fly tying content on the page, he also ties up some great looking flies. This keeled streamer is great for bass, pike, and larger trout. The fly rides hook up in the water and should help avoid any unscheduled snags. Make sure that you view until the end to get a preview of the fly swimming underwater.
Keeled Minnow Streamer fly pattern recipe
Hook: Gamakatsu B10S in size 2
Flash: Gold Krystal Flash
Body: Pearl 3/8″ Crinoline Tubing
Wing: Olive Magnum Rabbit Zonker
Eye: Living Eyes 7.0MM
Adhesive: Fletch Tite
Filler Resin: Solarez “Thin Hard” Formula
Finishing Resin: Solarez “Bone Dry” Formula
Youtube Channel: McFly Angler
This big (very understated) Blane Chocklett Head Pike tube fly is a creation by Daniel Holm from Flytying.eu. If you have never fly fished for pike or musky, you are missing an exciting species to chase on the fly. Daniel’s pike fly is basically a collar of material nestled in between 2 cones created from the body tubing. The cones are wonderful as the rear cone helps to flare out the materials while the front cone protects the material tie in pints from sharp predator teeth. The fly uses gutted coloured Flashabou Magnum, and new product with some interesting flat and barred colors. While the fly looks quite large, there is actually not too much material tied onto the tube, as the cones and revert tying of the hair give it the illusion of volume. The technique would work well for steelhead flies like intruders where again, volume without weight is desired.
Blane Chocklett Head Pike tube fly pattern recipe
Tube: Large tube 3″
Thread: White GSP or 210 denier
Butt cone: Blane Chocklett Body Tubing
Middle section: Reverse tied bucktail, Big Fly Fiber, matted gold and grizzly grey Flashabou magnum, reverse tied Icelandic sheep hair, saddle hackle
Head cone: Blane Chocklett Body Tubing
Eyes: Epoxy and 3D moulded eyes
You can subscribe to Fly Tying EU on Youtube and visit FlyTying.EU for more info on the pattern and materials to tie a few up.