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      By Stuart Anderson

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RUSSIAN INTRUDERS

The Russian Bullet style of tying was originated by the late Juri Shumakov.

The Russian Bullet style of tying was originated by the late Juri Shumakov. He used a series of cones on a plastic tube that had fur and feathers tied in between each cone. This style has long proven to be successful. I adapted this same style and created the “Russian Intruder” pattern, a fantastically weighted pattern that sinks uniformly in the water. A full “Step by Step” article can be viewed here ……. 

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RUSSIAN INTRUDER - PURPLE

RUSSIAN INTRUDER - PURPLE

Tube: 22 MM Nubby Tube with at least 3 inches of inner liner tube. Melt the back end of the liner tube and slip on the Nubby Tube. Then add three cones onto the liner tube, in front of the Nubby Tube. The Flex Tube (hot pink for this pattern) can be added after the fly is completed for the junction tube.

Thread: Black 6/0

Tail: several strands of purple Lady Amherst center tail fibers. Tie them in spaced around the tube. Also tie in several strands of pearlescent Crystal Flash. Tie off and add head cement.

Rear Body: Slide one of the cones over the tail that you just tied off. Tie back on in front of the cone and wind a purple, then SD Blue schlappen feather. Create a “head” and tie off and head cement it.

Mid Body:  Slide the next cone over the “head” that you just tied off. Tie in several strands of purple Lady Amherst center tail fibers. Tie them in spaced around the tube. Also tie in several strands of pearlescent Crystal Flash. Wind on a purple, then SD Blue schlappen feather. Create a “head” and tie off and head cement it.

Hackle / Front:  Slide the last cone over the “head” that you just tied off. Tie in several strands of long SD Blue Lady Amherst center tail fibers. Tie them in spaced around the tube. Also tie in several strands of Purple Crystal Flash. Wind on SD Blue then purple schlappen.  

Collar: a large SD Blue Guinea feather.

Cheeks: long jungle cock

Other Russian Intruder Tubes

RUSSIAN INTRUDER - RED

RUSSIAN INTRUDER - RED

RUSSIAN INTRUDER – BLACK & WHITE

RUSSIAN INTRUDER – BLACK & WHITE 

RUSSIAN INTRUDER - SUNRISE

RUSSIAN INTRUDER - SUNRISE

RUSSIAN INTRUDER - TURQUOISE

RUSSIAN INTRUDER - TURQUOISE

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Stuart Anderson,

April 2010 

 

 

 

Stuart and his son with his first salmon

Stuart Anderson, owner and operator of Adipos Flytying and The Canadian Tube Fly Company has been tying flies and fly fishing for 20 years on the beautiful streams, rivers, and saltwater of British Columbia, Alberta, Alaska and Vancouver Island. You can find more of the flies of Stuart Anderson on his contributor page The Flies of Stuart Anderson.  

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