Understanding the Turmoil of Tube Flies - The concept of tube flies is fairly well known, but we still get questions about the basic ideas as well as some of the new tube systems. This theme tries to answer them. - Global FlyFisher

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Scierra River Bullets


The Scierra tubes are heavy tubes meant for rough water. You tie on the metal, which must be lined.

Photo/illustration: Martin Joergensen ©2015



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From: noel - Full name and email anonymized  Link
Submitted January 5th 2015

Thanks martin i've got it now i need to use a combination of inner and outer tubing thank you very much for your help.By the way what pattern or style of fly are suitable for the scierra bullet tubes ? Again thanks for your help.


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From: Martin Joergensen · martin·at·globalflyfisher.com  Link
Submitted January 5th 2015

Noel,

Sometimes people simply let the hook trail the tube or use a piece of plastic tube or a pearl to create some distance. Some of the bottle tubes even allow a sleeve to go inside.
Oftentimes the bottle tubes are meant to be mounted on plastic tubes, which can then accept a sleeve.

Here are some examples:
Hooks on tubes
Weight mounted on tubes in different ways

Martin



Martin


From: noel o donovan · donavanster·at·gmail.com  Link
Submitted January 5th 2015

The scierra bullets i have won't accept silicone tubing thats why im stumped. Maybe they're designed to just let the hook hang freely? Thanks anyway


GFF staff comment
From: Martin Joergensen · martin·at·globalflyfisher.com  Link
Submitted January 2nd 2015

Noel,

Sure! Like you attach hooks to any tube. Run the tippet through, slip on a guiding silicone sleeve and tie on the hook. Slip silicone over the tube and pull the hook into the sleeve. It's described and shown numerous places on this site - like here... and here... and here.

Martin


From: noel o donovan · donavanster·at·gmail.com  Link
Submitted January 2nd 2015

does anyone know how to attach hooks to these scierra river bullets ?



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