The Deflectinator Gets An Overhaul
|Complex Twist - Tube Style|
And while I won't bore you with the background on the Deflectinator, this version here is more trout color and size and works great in streams. It's also done some damage as a bugger or leech style pattern on lakes.
And probably most notable about this tutorial here is the use of the awesome Peak Tube Fly Vise. As I point out in the video, it's definitely not a "beginner" vise, but if you tie any amount of tube flies, this is the vise you need. It's well-built and works very nicely with any size of tube fly you might need to tie on. Plus, since it's designed specifically for tube flies, you cut out a lot of the nooks, crannies and angles on a regular vise and get a sleek uncluttered fly tying machine.
|Peak Rotary Tube Fly Vise|
And if you're still new to the tube fly world, here's a quick primer to help you understand the benefits and such. Tubes are definitely not new and not made to be your prime tying method, but it's one that I think all fly tyers should at least look at.
Material ListHook: Partridge Nordic Single Hook #6 (BUY HERE)
Tube: Small Plastic Tube (or size to fit your needs). (BUY HERE)
NOTE: You can also buy colored junction tubing, as shown. This size fits the small tubes above
Cone: Ultralight or Regular Monster Cone (BUY HERE)
Thread: UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier, Tan (BUY HERE)
Tail: Magnum Rabbit Strips, Dark Brown or Dark Olive (BUY HERE)
Body: Schlappen, Olive & Fiery Brown; UV Polar Chenille (BUY HERE)
Collar: Arizona Diamond Dub, Ice Blue Brown (BUY HERE)
Hackle: Whiting Coq De Leon, Speckled Fl Green Chartreuse (BUY HERE)
- Peak Rotary Tube Fly Vise (BUY HERE)
- Or you can get the vise adaptor and kit. All you need to get started. (BUY HERE)
- Turbo Dubbing Spinner (BUY HERE)
- Gator Grips (BUY HERE)