Published Aug 16. 2007 - 16 years ago
Updated or edited Oct 1. 2022

Tube Style Plate

All kinds of tubes in an overview. Want to get an idea of the richness in the tube fly world? This is one place to look.

This page is just made to give you an overview over the different types of tubes and tying methods. The illustrations all appear in the articles in the Global FlyFisher Tube Theme - AKA Tube Fly Turmoil..

Plain plastic tubes

The basic plastic tube fly

Lined plastic tube

Flat coned tube

Add a cone for front weight



Sunray style

Plain metal tubes

Copper for weight

Going down

Bottle tubes

A Bidoz aluminum bottle tube

Bare bones

Dubbed bottle tube


Rear tubes

All shapes and colors

Jurij Shumakov rear tube

Low water rear tube

The Morrum bottle

Morrum bottle and body

Micro rear bottle


A bead as an ultra-short rear tube

Beads in stead of a tube - or cones

The Russian Bullet


IBS rear tube system

Convertible Tube Fly

The Banderillas style


Tube popper

Sequin style

Lure fly

There are of course a lot more styles than this - I will add them as I think of them and get the time to draw them. Help me remember other styles. Drop me a mail or a comment, and I'll work on it. Until then you can study the different styles in this article.
- Martin


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I wish that I had found this site yesterday or earlier: it would have saved a lot of time spent in evading giving written instructions to a friend! I have nontheless now forwarded him the instructions from these pages some 24 hours after my hand written attempt!

Excellent site, a happy find! Thank you!


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