The Canadian Tube Fly Company
CTFC Pro Staff
Juri Shumakov (2006)
Though our friend Juri left this world too early, he
has been, and continues to be an inspiration
behind many of our patterns and products. For
those not familiar with Juri's work, he
revolutionized the industry with his Long Range,
Skittle, Weight Forward, Summer Arrow, and
Pipette tube designs. He took the "basic" bottle tube
and was the first to address the issue of hook hang
down. Juri was the first to design slotted metal
tubes that actually served as the body of the fly,
the actual pattern is tied on the inside liner tube.
Juri was an accomplished professional in the fly
tying world.