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Customs Flies Tied by Alex Belonga
 
 

Alex Belonga with a Chrome Chinook, King Salmon caught on his Snowrunner Fly. 

 

Alex Belonga with a Chrome Chinook, King Salmon caught on his Snowrunner Fly

SNOWRUNNER BRUSH TUBE, White and Chartreuse Collar - Product Image
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SNOWRUNNER BRUSH TUBE, White and Chartreuse Collar

SNOWRUNNER BRUSH TUBE
o HIGH QUALITY SNOWRUNNER HAIR ON BRUSH
o LOADED WITH ANGEL HAIR AND HOLOGRAPHIC FLASHABOU
o FISH HUNTER SPEY MARABOU
o PREIUM 6MM BEAD FOR SUPPORT
o HIGH QUALITY CONES FROM EUROPE
o opst swing hook size 1/0 for Kings
o opst swing hook size 1 for Steelhead, Select hook below
 
These patterns just breathe life! You have to put them in the water to see. Snowrunner hair
comes from a fairly uncommon domesticated animal in Europe. The hair is as durable as it gets
and it just pumps like hell in the water! It doesn't mat or tangle on the hook like synthetics and
icelandic sheep, and is semi-translucent giving it a beautiful sheen. When I first tested the pattern
on the Kitimat river in BC, I caught a chrome bright Chinook on my first cast! Yes, i was at the right
place at the right time, and a little dumb luck too, but I fished this pattern for a week straight and
beat the crap out of it! It is still in my box ready to go!
Anyway, if a large pattern that holds profile in the heaviest of currents, yet moves
beautifully in even the slower pools, is what you are after, I highly recommend you give these a
shot!
Size: 4 inches
- Large fly that is easy to cast.
 
Chinook Salmon, King Salmon on a Snowrunner Brush, Alex Belonga
Alex Belonga, King Salmon caught using SNOWRUNNER BRUSH TUBE
 
Made in the USA

 


Price: $8.25 
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Black and Blue Ostrich Intruder Tube Fly - Product Image
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Black and Blue Ostrich Intruder Tube Fly

Black and Blue Ostrich Intruder Tube Fly
 
I custom ordered these flies from Alex. Close to the same pattern as his Rhea Intruders but with this select Ostrich that has lots of movement but saves some $. Very nice tie and a fish catcher for sure.
 
• 6mm high quality brass bead on tube
• Cone FOR MAXIMUM MOVEMENT AND CASTABILITY
• Ahrex homerun tube hook size 2
 
Size: 3 - 3.5 inches, easy to cast.
 
Comes with hook: Ahrex Homerun tube hook size 2 
 
Custom tied by Alex Belonga, Straits on the Fly
 
Made in the USA 

Price: $7.95 
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Black and Pink Ostrich Intruder Tube Fly - Product Image
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Black and Pink Ostrich Intruder Tube Fly

Black and Pink Ostrich Intruder Tube Fly with Purple highlights.
 
I custom ordered these flies from Alex. Close to the same pattern as his Rhea Intruders but with this select Ostrich that has lots of movement but saves some $. Very nice tie and a fish catcher for sure.
 
• 6mm high quality brass bead on tube
• Cone FOR MAXIMUM MOVEMENT AND CASTABILITY
• Ahrex homerun tube hook size 2
 
Size: 3 - 3.5 inches, easy to cast.
 
Comes with hook: Ahrex Homerun tube hook size 2 
 
Custom tied by Alex Belonga, Straits on the Fly
 
Made in the USA 

Price: $7.95 
Quantity:  



SNOWRUNNER BRUSH TUBE, Pink and Blue Collar - Product Image
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SNOWRUNNER BRUSH TUBE, Pink and Blue Collar

SNOWRUNNER BRUSH TUBE
o HIGH QUALITY SNOWRUNNER HAIR ON BRUSH
o LOADED WITH ANGEL HAIR AND HOLOGRAPHIC FLASHABOU
o FISH HUNTER SPEY MARABOU
o PREIUM 6MM BEAD FOR SUPPORT
o HIGH QUALITY CONES FROM EUROPE
o opst swing hook size 1/0 for Kings
o opst swing hook size 1 for Steelhead, Select hook below
 
These patterns just breathe life! You have to put them in the water to see. Snowrunner hair
comes from a fairly uncommon domesticated animal in Europe. The hair is as durable as it gets
and it just pumps like hell in the water! It doesn't mat or tangle on the hook like synthetics and
icelandic sheep, and is semi-translucent giving it a beautiful sheen. When I first tested the pattern
on the Kitimat river in BC, I caught a chrome bright Chinook on my first cast! Yes, i was at the right
place at the right time, and a little dumb luck too, but I fished this pattern for a week straight and
beat the crap out of it! It is still in my box ready to go!
Anyway, if a large pattern that holds profile in the heaviest of currents, yet moves
beautifully in even the slower pools, is what you are after, I highly recommend you give these a
shot!
Size: 4 inches
- Large fly that is easy to cast.
 
Chinook Salmon, King Salmon on a Snowrunner Brush, Alex Belonga
Alex Belonga, King Salmon caught using SNOWRUNNER BRUSH TUBE
 
Made in the USA

 


Price: $8.25 
Hook Size  
Quantity:  



Bunny's Bunny Swimmer, Orange/Black - Product Image
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Bunny's Bunny Swimmer, Orange/Black

BUNDY’S BUNNY SWIMMER
 
Comes with hook: Ahrex Homerun tube hook size 2 
 
• Hand cut strips from premium rabbit hides, and triangle tapered for
maximum movement
• 6mm hight quality brass bead on tube
• Nutria for an underwing support
• Spey marabou from fish hunter, the best!
• Cone FOR MAXIMUM MOVEMENT AND CASTABILITY
• Ahrex homerun tube hook size 2
 
Just an easy casting pattern that offers tons of movement in the water. not all rabbit is
created equal, and you’ll see the movement in these when they are in the water. the nutria hair
against the bead provides an awesome profile while minimizing any bulk. i blend the angel hair
with it to get a nice hotspot and also good movement. Give one a try, I think you’ll love it!
 
Size: 3 inches, easy to cast for a rabbit wing this long, Lots of Movement!
 
Custom tied by Alex Belonga, Straits on the Fly
 
Made in the USA 

Price: $8.25 
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PNW Munker Fly, Black/Pink/Blue - Product Image
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PNW Munker Fly, Black/Pink/Blue

PNW Munker Fly

The first fly I was commissioned to tie was for a guide on the Great Lakes. He wanted a rabbit wing with a muddler head on a tube! I was
nervous and new, and he was patient and kind. I immediately went to the internet looking for this type of fly I could simply copy, but didn’t find much. I eventually pieced together a couple ideas, and through my friends critiques, we ‘re-designed’ a pattern. The idea comes from Kim Sorenson’s Munker pattern. A killer Danish Atlantic Salmon and Seatrout fly. The muddler head style is a Davie Mcphail design, and I’ve yet to find a better way to tie a muddler head on a tube! This particular fly accounted for my first ever fish on my own tied fly, and my friends personal best steelhead on his home river! I couldn’t recommend the pattern enough, and I know you’ll be more than satisfied with the results!
• 3 inches long
• Premium rabbit hide, hand cut
• 6mm brass bead for weight and wing support
• Angel hair and flashiboo
• Lady amherst pheasant
• Ahrex #2 homerun tube hook
 
Size: 3 inches, easy to cast for a rabbit wing this long, Lots of Movement!
 
Custom tied by Alex Belonga, Straits on the Fly
 
Made in the USA 
 
 

Price: $8.25 
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Bunny's Bunny Swimmer, Black/Blue/Chartreuse - Product Image
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Bunny's Bunny Swimmer, Black/Blue/Chartreuse

BUNDY’S BUNNY SWIMMER
 
• Hand cut strips from premium rabbit hides, and triangle tapered for
maximum movement
• 6mm hight quality brass bead on tube
• Nutria for an underwing support
• Spey marabou from fish hunter, the best!
• Cone FOR MAXIMUM MOVEMENT AND CASTABILITY
• Ahrex homerun tube hook size 2
 
Just an easy casting pattern that offers tons of movement in the water. not all rabbit is
created equal, and you’ll see the movement in these when they are in the water. the nutria hair
against the bead provides an awesome profile while minimizing any bulk. i blend the angel hair
with it to get a nice hotspot and also good movement. Give one a try, I think you’ll love it!
 
Size: 3 inches, easy to cast for a rabbit wing this long, Lots of Movement!
 
Custom tied by Alex Belonga, Straits on the Fly
 
Made in the USA 

Price: $8.25 
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King Predator Tube - Product Image
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King Predator Tube

•UV enhanced Snowrunner hair
•Custom 6mm bead for prop and keel weight
•blended fox, flash, & Snowrunner for throat
•reversed tied tab eyes sealed twice and locked in
•layered angel hair
•holographic flash
•Ahrex Bluewater 2/0 short shank (perfect for tubes!)

Coming in at around 5 - 6" (give or take), this is one serious fly! For its size, it is very very castable on a Skagit rig for swinging up trophy Chinook, and super simple to cast single handed for Tarpon. The eyes are indestructible as well, and won’t come off from casting or hitting bottom. I swing this fly on my Chinook Spey rods, and also strip it with single hand rods for Pike & Musky. 

 Every June I head to the Skeena River in hopes of a 60lb Chinook. My box is limited to just these flies and the Snowrunner brush tubes.  I have been obsessed with Chinook since I was a kid watching boats troll for them on the Straits of Mackinac where I grew up, and I suppose I haven’t changed. Once I discovered swinging flies for Steelhead and Salmon, my obsession only grew to epic proportions! The hunt for the perfect King Salmon Fly!!!! (If there is such a thing!) Anyway, after much discussion with Jaap Kalkman from Smithers BC, I’ve tweaked his pattern slightly......for all intents and purpose it’s his design.

Chinook salmon spend their entire mature life feeding on baitfish, primarily pacific herring. These Snowrunner patterns are perfect and absolutely come to life in the water.....seriously, you have to see it with your own eyes! 

This is my go to pattern if I believe I have a chance at 40lb, 50lb, and even 60lb Chinook! (Think Skeena River, Kalum River, Kanektok, or South America)  The fish will absolutely slam these patterns, and I believe, for Chinook salmon,  they outperform intruders. I use an Ahrex Bluewater 2/0 short shank hook on these. They are perfect for large tubes and simply will not bend out. When going for these trophy fish I think it’s imperative to land them in a timely manner and you’ll need to put the heat to them! 

Conversely, these perform as awesome Tarpon patterns, and this style of Snowrunner pattern has caught some massive Tarpon when tested! The hair itself is as durable as it comes and really easy to cast. I leave the tube long so you can decide where to cut it and how you want to rig it. 

For King Salmon, I like to get the tube a little and run a ‘free swing junction’ connection. I think it holds fish the best, and really makes a difference where barbless hooks must be fished. 

The price point of these is extremely fair for what you are getting, and these flies will last you fish after fish! Try one out, I think you’ll be surprised. 

Custom Tied by Alex Belonga - see his other flies (Click Here) 


Price: $11.95 
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