Joined: 11 Feb 2010 Posts: 13 Location: Ashton Ontario, Canada
Posted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 5:05 pm Post subject: Tube Flies
Good day gentlemen. Hope everyone is well? I have just, this weekend taken an introductory course on tube flies, while I can see some of the benefits of this style I came away thinking it to be a bit of a pain in the butt, is it or was it just my lack of knowledge or maybe the equipment I was using (HMH manderals). I might do some in the bigger sizes for pike & musky, but is the style worth it for the smaller flies.
I look forward to your outlook, knowledge and discussions on this subject
Glenn _________________ A bad day fishing is better than a good day at work
Joined: 24 Nov 2007 Posts: 44 Location: Auckland New Zealand
Posted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 9:16 pm Post subject:
Hi Glenn I use tube flies sometimes but honestly I think that a good streamer is a better fly most times. The tube flies just do not have that enticing movement that a Rabbit or even a hair wing fly has. The tubes of course sink much faster so if you need to get down then they are hard to beat.
All the best.
Joined: 27 Feb 2006 Posts: 368 Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:42 am Post subject:
The thing about tubes is not to consider it as a "better" way to tie the flies you usually tie, but to use tubes where it really makes sense.
I personally tie and use tubes for large, light flies where hook weight might be a problem, and for flies where the hook will typically last a lot longer than the materials or the other way round - pike fishing shreds a lot of flies, deep salmon fishing dulls a lot of hooks.
Last but not least, the new compact metal tubes makes it possible to tie a small and heavy fly, where the weight is concentrated exactly in the place you want it.
PS: regarding movement in the fly: that depends on the materials used, not on a tube or hook choice! I have plenty very enticing flies tied on tubes using zonker strips, marabou or Arctic fox or Finn raccoon hair wings. That works equally well on a tube.
Martin _________________ Martin Joergensen
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