Steelhead Tube Streamer… Fred's Ugly Bug (Tube Version)
This trout and steelhead streamer is one of Fred Davidson's favorite, Fred is a local Pere Marquette fly fishing guru. Fred ties his on a long shank streamer hook like the TMC 300. Indigo guide Steve Martinez converted Fred's fly to a tube version using an aluminum rivet.
The aluminum rivet has a bit of weight and a flat head that really makes the materials pulse. Steve watched Aaron McDaniel use rivets at a Northern Kentucky Fly Fishers meeting and has used the idea since.
Best For… steelhead and trout Could Also Be Used For… salmon, pike and bass
***Materials listed in tying order
Tube… aluminum rivet (pin removed) glued over plastic tube (ends mushroomed) *SEE NOTE
Note – Glue and insert a plastic tube that will fit inside the rivet, a Q-Tip shaft often works perfect. Trim to length and mushroom near a flame.