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03-21-2006, 09:42 PM
Does anyone have input on tube flies especially for steelhead. I tried one or two that i tied up for salmon a few months ago and they worked alright. I basically just tied some really flashy Purple and pink marabou to make something that resembled an alaskan type fly. I got two takers, i am sure that that big flashy marabou just pissed em off. I am just curious to see if anyone has had any luck with them, They really do seem to be a good idea.
03-22-2006, 08:48 AM
I've tied up some also, but so far only caught snags with them (but I haven't fished them much yet either). Remains to be seen if I like them or not.
02-16-2008, 10:05 PM
My good friend, steelhead guide and author of four editions of the same book on steelhead fishing is almost an authority on tube fly fishing. He has a chapter (35 pages) in his newest edition devoted to tube flies. He ties some of his own patterns and uses patterns from other steelheaders including ones from Canada, Scandanavea and other European countries! (He's going to introduce and teach me how to fish and tie these the next time we hook up together). Anyway, his name is John Nagy and can be reached at http://groups.msn.com/John Nagy/SteelheadGuide/ or emailed at email@example.com . Tell him that Ken Seremet gave you this info.
02-19-2008, 10:46 AM
another source for some info on tube flies is tubeflies.com
tony is a michigan tyer who has a neat concept in the convertable tube fly realms. i have met him quite a few times, and have tied and fished with most of his patterns. he fishes all over the great lakes region for steelhead, carp, anything that swims basically.
one hint i have heard for fishing tubes is to put one of the thread bobber stops on above the hook, so it sits in the junction tubing. this will stop you from losing the tube if the hook snags on something and you have to break off. i havent tried it yet, but i was told it works.
03-05-2008, 04:20 AM
You need to look into checking out Mikael Frodin's DVD on Modern Salmon Flies. He demonstrates how to tie the TempleDog Style of tube flies which are by far the greatest thing I have ever seen in the water. You can find the DVD at: http://www.nwsalmonflyguild.org/ia/ia_shop/index1.html
Tubes are the only way to go when it comes to swinging flies for steelhead/Atlantic Salmon & these are the best that I have seen...
01-09-2009, 12:36 PM
I have a question about tube flies. I recived one in a swap and have no freaking clue on how to rig it. can someone help???
01-27-2009, 04:00 AM
Slide the tube on your tippet and then ty on a x point size 10 or 8 depending on the size of the tub and hold on!!
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