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Jari's Tube Baitfish
This simple hollow tied baitfish will be great for a lot of different species, in saltwater as well as in freshwater.
Finnish Jari Koski has developed this simple and efficient tube fly baitfish, which will be an excellent fly for many species, pike, striped bass and many more. Everywhere where predators feed on small fish, this will come in handy. It's hollow tied on a tube to give a lightweight fly that still has some volume and size. It can be varied endlessly in material choice and color.
Tying on a tube gives you a low weight compared to size, and if you choose a large gape, short shank hook, you have a fly that can take on even quite large fish, and still be easy to cast.
This is just one way of tying a baitfish tube fly. Like most flies out there, this is a mix of many patterns. There are lots of options with this pattern too. You can change the materials, the size of the body tubing, the size of the head and the colors of the materials as well as the tube and silicone tubing.
The finished product shown above is 5 inches and should work very well as a general baitfish fly.