The Barbell Tube - A step by step tying of a tube fly created for steelhead in the north-west USA - Global FlyFisher

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Assemble Tubes - Junction tube has been jammed up onto the rear taper of the tube. Liner tube extends 3 mm behind rear of barbell tube and joined with Junction tube by thread wrap over front of junction tubing.

Photo/illustration: Steve Egge ©2015

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From: Glenn Roberts · glennkroberts·at·  Link
Submitted August 11th 2010


Great looking fly. But I don't understand or see (doesn't show in picture) how liner tube is joined to junction tube with thread wrap over front of junction tube. Would it not be easier to melt the read end of the liner tube up against the rear of the bullet tube (and then add junction tube) you do to finish the fly off after the conehead?

Tight lines.


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