Surna Light LR
A Yuri Shumakov Fly From His Low Water Collection
|Surna Light LR|
|Tube||Long Range, 4 mm in dia, alu, slots painted in black|
|Wing||In this order: tiny bunch of fluor green bucktail, 2 strips of yellow Midge Crystal hair; tiny bunch of Green Highlander green bucktail; 2 strips of fluor green Midge Crystal hair; tiny bunch of naturally brown bucktail|
|OverWing||Section of gray mallard or teal|
|Throat||Bunch of grizzly cock fibers|
YURI'S NOTES: Most of these flies are tied in Shrimp style with the use of short half-inch metal tubes. These patterns were tested by author and a group of experienced anglers who helped me to develop and prove this light style flies under 3 years period in salmon rivers of Iceland, Ireland, Kola and Kamchatka Peninsulas (Russia), Norway and Scotland. I am very thankful to Irish anglers Terrence Dunlop and Peter McIlwaine, Scottish professional fly tier Philip Glendenning, English angler Alec Smith, French angler Jean-Jacques Orzan, Swedish angler Pдr Aleljung, Italian anglers Franco Sirtori, Marco Cipriani and Vittorio Spasciani. Without their help it would be impossible to visit and to test so many flies in so many rivers!