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01-06-2009 12:23 AM
koldkut
Re: Does anyone tie Tube Flies?

I was doin' some searching and found on some english website that folks have been ordering very cheap tubing for tube flies from http://www.mcmaster.com/, I wil be putting in an order shortly, tubes flies on the cheap.
12-04-2008 12:06 AM
odaon
Re: Does anyone tie Tube Flies?

I been looking around, and have become interested in what tube fly fishing has to offer. It's really for warm and salt water fish, or big river fish. The midges and nymphs stay as they are. I might pick a few things and a tube attachment up just to try it out. I will be doing a lot of warm water fishing so it cant hurt.
12-03-2008 12:38 PM
fishnphil
Re: Does anyone tie Tube Flies?

I have tubes, hooks, and everything, just haven't found the time to play around with them.
12-02-2008 04:28 PM
sorelips
Re: Does anyone tie Tube Flies?

This is another variation of the tube fly used for salt water fish. The tube is in side of the maylar body. It is connected to the lead hook and houses a small cable for the trailer hook. The head can be done many ways this one is dumbell eyes and epoxy. Since Hobie was asking for pike and wiper I thought I would offer this up. This fly killes it for big toothy fish.
12-02-2008 03:11 PM
odaon
Re: Does anyone tie Tube Flies?

I can't really see from that picture, but tube flies are tied on plastic tubes and then the line runs through that and the hook goes behind it. Watch some of the videos I posted.
12-02-2008 02:57 PM
sorelips
Re: Does anyone tie Tube Flies?

like this?
12-02-2008 01:30 PM
odaon
Re: Does anyone tie Tube Flies?

HMH makes an attachment that goes into any vise and turns it into a tube vise. I think it's like $25. I'll link it...

http://www.hmhvises.com/tubeflytool.html

The basic "Tube Tool" is $25, the premium is $45. I was looking at these a while ago for making warm water flies for bass, pike, muskie, wiper, etc.

Here's a really cool pattern that Davie McPhail ties on youtube. I really like the look (and name) of this fly. He uses the HMH tool so you can see how it works. Davie ties some really cool flies, check out his other videos.

Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rlmv...eature=related

Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAyDs...eature=related

Here's another called The Darkness:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtG_iVSMahA
12-02-2008 12:03 PM
fishingal
Re: Does anyone tie Tube Flies?

I like the whole concept of tube flies because the hook part separates from the body of the fly as soon as the fish hits it, and the fly which would otherwise be pretty ripped up slides up the leader and you don't destroy it, trying to get it out of the fish's mouth.

I have seen quite a few patterns in Fly Tyer for tubes - and the 'tube' isn't usually that special - i.e. the plastic handle of a cotton swab. Gee whiz, they're cheap!

I know HMH does some 'tube specific' vises, and they'll usually ship you a bunch of different types of tubing when you buy the vise. I do like the concept very much. Given, tubes are more specific for larger flies (I can't see a size 18 pheasant tail tied on a tube, but then again, I'll be proven wrong!), and for the amount of time and materials put into a pike or bass fly, gee, if it makes the fly that much more fishable, well, kewl then.
12-02-2008 11:49 AM
koldkut
Re: Does anyone tie Tube Flies?

Quote:
Originally Posted by hobiecat
That would be cool.. Let me dig up some patterns that might work out here for Pike and Wiper...Maybe a leech pattern for some cutts too...Thanks for the offer Andrew..

Dave

Not a problem. I've never tied them for fishing, but if you can attach it to a vise(I'd be using the nail method) I can tie on it. I made a bunch of feathered cat toys that I cast across the yard to play with the cats.
12-02-2008 11:41 AM
hobiecat
Re: Does anyone tie Tube Flies?

That would be cool.. Let me dig up some patterns that might work out here for Pike and Wiper...Maybe a leech pattern for some cutts too...Thanks for the offer Andrew..

Dave

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