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Parakeet Tube Fly

Name Parakeet Tube Fly
Category Pacific Salmon
Tube 22mm Brass Bottle Tube with a 3.8 cm Transparent Purple Flextube Extension
Thread Red Uni-Thread, 6/0
Tail Hot Pink Marabou Topped with a Few Strands of Wine Krystal Flash
Body/Wing Chartreuse Zonker Strip Wrapped Forward, Topped with Chartreuse Polar Flash
Collar One or Two Wraps of Red Zonker Strip
Head Black

This tube fly is tied using the Parakeet Pattern that I have had quite a bit of success for King, Silver, and Chum Salmon with in the non-tube fly variety (which see). Also see Parakeet, Orange/Black; Parakeet, Pink; Parakeet, Chartreuse/White and Parakeet, Purple for ideas about variations for this fly.   

 

 

 

 

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