Black & Yellow Needle Tube Fly

Needle Tubes and Tube Flies

Step by Step dressing of this ultra slim sea trout needle tube fly

by John Gray


A slim and simply dressed tube fly for sea trout night fishing. It may also be used for salmon and steelhead.

Black and Yellow Tube Fly


Tube:40 mm long needle tube, outside diameter 1.5mm

Hackle: White Arctic Fox hair

Underwing: Yellow Arctic Fox hair with a few strands of Krystal Flash on top

Wing: Black Arctic Fox hair


Step 1: Secure needle tube in tube fly vice and lay a short bed of tying thread

Tying the Black and Yellow Needle Tube Fly


Step 2: Tie in a bunch of white Arctic Fox hair

Black and Yellow Needle Tube Fly


Step 3: Turn the vice through 180 degrees and tie in a bunch of yellow Arctic Fox hair and a few strands of Krystal Flash on top

Tying the sea trout Needle Tube Fly


Step 4: Tie in a bunch of Black Arctic Fox hair

Tying the Black and Yellow Needle Tube Fly


Step 5: trim ends, form a neat head and finish with three coats of Cellire No. 1 varnish

Black and Yellow Needle Tube Fly


Step 6: The finished fly - add a link of clear silicone tubing (bore 1.0mm) and a hook of choice

Black and Yellow Sea Trout Needle Tube Fly



Shortly after tying the above flies, I was out on the Spey on the night of 20th May, trying for a sea trout  .... and caught this eight pound salmon instead, at 11.30 pm in the dark!

Salmon needle tube fly


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