Tube fly guru, Stuart Foxall, is back today with another great fly tying step by step! Today’s pattern? A modern variation of the timeless Templedog tube fly for salmon and steelhead.
Stu’s Kicking Templedog – Tying Instructions
Earlier this month we showed you how to tie a Scandinavian influenced Templedog tube fly for steelhead. This week we will show you how to add a little bit of extra movement to your flies, which is going to be great for those winter steelhead sitting in that early season “soft” water. This certainly isn’t anything new – rubber “kicking” legs have been used by us European’s for a number of years, particularly for sea trout. Nonetheless, they provide great action to a fly. Here’s how to incorporate them into a Templedog.
Obviously I’ve used pretty natural colors here. However you could choose any other color combination that works best on your watershed. But remember, on busy waters sometimes these drab more natural color patterns can pick up some fish when the brighter colors have been refused.