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Tube Flies
Flies tied on plastic or metal tubes rather than hooks

Directly to "Catskill Tube Flies"

Catskill Tube Flies

Go to "The Test Tube"

The Test Tube

Find "Peeete's Pheather'n'Phlash" here

Peeete's Pheather'

This link takes you to "The tube fly needle"

The tube fly needle

"Nize" is found here


This link takes you to "New tube materials"

New tube materials

"Danish tube fly inspiration" is found here

Danish tube fly inspiration

More about "HKA Sunray/Bismo"

HKA Sunray/Bismo

Find "Black Ghost Tube" here

Black Ghost Tube

Jump to "Spider NJ"

Spider NJ

Click to go to "Raven NJ"

Raven NJ

Click to go to "PET Blue NJ"


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Bead Fry Steelhead Tube Fly

This is a great fly for spring time Steelhead that are chomping down on eggs and fry. Due to the design, it is effective as both swung or drifted under an indicator, making it a great choice for a switch rod and in smaller tributaries. Based on a Greg Senyo pattern.

Grocery List:
Heritage Angling Products Tube (1.8mm mated with 3.0mm)
Red Thread (Any will do)
8mm Trout Bead (Hole drilled to 2mm)
Deer Creek UV Resins (Flex to mate the tubing, Hard to form the head)
Deer Creek Gator Eyes

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Coho Herring Bucktail Tube Fly

This Tube Bucktail incorporates natural colors with modest flash In contrast to some of the shockingly hot PINK Bucktails that we Salmon Bucktailers often fish in saltwater. The fly catches silvers and Albacore, so you can feel utmost confidence when you tie it on and hang it in your prop-wash. For more fly tying videos, check out and to buy fly tying materials, visit

The BC Needlefish
Trolling Bucktail style flies tied on tubes was very common during the glory days of ocean Silver Salmon recreational fisheries of the 1950s -- 1980s from Northern California through SE Alaska. Regions like Puget Sound and Vancouver Island spawned many versions of Coho Tube flies that had local followings and rationale for the selection of one pattern over another. Near as I can tell, fly anglers used these tube Bucktail flies to troll as well as cast to feeding Coho in saltwater.

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Great Lakes Steelhead Interceptor


This is my go-to pattern for Steelhead on Great Lakes tributaries. This pattern, in this colour is responsible for most of the fish I’ve landed in the 2012/2013 season. I based this pattern off of Greg Senyo’s JawBreaker and you’ll notice that most of my flies are based off Senyo’s designs (He’s Amazing!).

I fish this fly with a stinger hook that hangs just past the tail.

This pattern and others can be found at

Grocery List:
Veevus 6/0 Thread

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Steelhead Monster

The Steelhead Monster has a large profile in the water and has a nice umbrella shape. Combine that with a rabbit strip that really moves in the water and you have a killer fly!
This color is the leech red, other great combo's are cotton candy, Fluo red/purple/black, peach/shrimp pink, black blue etc.
Basically you can tie this pattern in any color combo you like.

About "Tube Flies - Flies tied on plastic or metal tubes rather than hooks" from Blog Creek GFF's weblog
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