This micro intruder pattern is tied up by the Caddis Angling Fly Shop’s Jay Nicholas. Jay goes into a little bit about the differences between intruders and micro intruders and how the intruder genre has evolved over the last decade or so. Jay ties on a slick looking Regal Revolution Fly Tying Vise for this video. I picked one up for myself a couple weeks back and have been loving it as a second vise. You can change up the colors on the fly to target other species, but the pink and blue make it a good steelhead fly for both winter and summer.
Redemption Micro Intruder Tube Fly Pattern Recipe
Tube: Plastic tube
Thread: 6/0 Black
Butt: Spun pink Senyo Fusion Dubbing
Collar: Pink hackle or schlappen
Body: Lagartun Flat braid
Shoulder: Spun blue Senyo Fusion Dubbing
Collar: Softhackle light blue then spey marabou
Flash: Flashabou tied each side
Legs: Black Ostrich herl
Front Collar: Black schlappen
Head: Sonic cone
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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.