by step tying sequence
on half-inch tube of "Long range" type
31. A few
variants how you can use different hook with tube fly of this type.
Pic.2 Double hook
Pic.4 Single hook
last words on why I prefer half-inch tube flies.
enjoy tying and fishing with this type of tubes the following reasons:
is quite easy to tie.
is a very flexible type of carrier, which allows you to apply
different techniques and styles of tying.
3. With a
reasonable size of hook, the fly is quite nicely balanced, and stays
well in stream.
just need to bring a couple of hooks with you, while you can carry
hundreds of flies. It gives you also the opportunity to quickly
increase or decrease the size of hook while you fish.
never face a situation when you loose your last successful fly, if
after an inaccurate cast your fly hits bank stone and looses its
point. You just replace the hook.
fly is very robust and can survive under many takes. There are no body
materials, which could be ruined by fish teeth.
Different types of hooks can be used with this fly: singles, doubles
Single or double hook can be set point up using dense silicone
connection tubing (3 outer/1 inner diameter). This is particular
helpful when bottom dragging fishing is performed. Doubles are better
to use with a brass tube. In this case, fly swims stable on its keel.
can use free-swinging hook on rapid parts of river.
Hook is situated under front or medium section of fly. According to my
observation, over 95% of fish I hooked were hooked in jaws or
scissors, and almost never in gills. This is quite important for those
who care about Salmon, and fish under "Catch and Release"
rules. Chances for kelts to survive are very high too.
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photo by Jurij Shumakov 2005