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Tube Fly Turmoil
Tube theme: Tube flies are flies tied on a tube rather than a hook. But putting it that simple is almost a crime, because tubes have evolved dramatically over the last few years, and bottles, rear tubes, Shomakov tubes, FITS tubes and all sorts of new systems have seen the light of day.
Start the grand tube tour here.
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Bamboo part 7
The last installment: Follow along as Harry Boyd takes us through the process of trimming the bamboo blank to the proper length, preparing and mounting your ferrules, and adjusting the fit of the ferrules. Many thanks to Harry for this well received series of articles.
Click here to read the last chapter.
Fly line anatomy
Bamboo part 6
Bamboo part 5
Bamboo part 4
Bamboo part 3
Bamboo part 2
Bamboo part 1
Better: In this article I will try to cover some advantages and disadvantages of the shooting head over the WF line, and I will thoroughly describe the way you can configure a good shooting head system for your rod. The article will teach you how to calculate, make and trim a shooting head. It will also tell you how to cast it - just on the introductory level.