Posts Tagged ‘Tube Fly

04
Jan
11

Fly Tying: Tube~sense

 

Tube Fly Mounting Needle (SwittersB)

Good overall tube tying tutorial @ Global FF.

27
Dec
10

Fly Fishing: Color, Texture & Composition

Underwater Spey Pattern by TMuncy (SwittersB)

A bit fuzzy, but taken with an underwater Pentax Optio W30 (older workhorse model). George Cook’s Showgirl Spey Pattern on a tube by TMuncy.

04
Jan
10

How to Rig a Tube Fly (Rigging the Trailer-Stinger Hook)

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The video is a little dark, but a close watch or two, will clarify how to rig this up to allow the stinger hook to trail behind the tubing. The trailer hook trails behind because, in this instance, there is a knot that snugs up into tubing at the rear of the fly. This allows the hook to trail behind.This is a different technique than the trailer being attached via doubled over stiff line that is run from the shank to the hook (spey fly, but not tube fly).

22
Mar
09

Mayfly Pattern (extended body & drop hook by Danillo Lazzarini of Italia)

I am  not well versed in tying extended body abdomens for mayflies. It requires special equipment and I have not bothered to explore the techniques. However, the uniqueness of the patterns and the drop hook is interesting and for those of you that are well versed in the how to’s of the extended body, the drop hook component may be an interesting experiment for you in your tying. The harware for extended bodies is either a tube fly technique or the side device that allows for tension on a core material which is overwrapped with the body material. The technique goes back several one hundred + years:  

“I understood that this system was probably taken from a local 1800s tradition (the vertical hook) and then developed and perfectioned by Terenzio Zandri.”

http://www.upon-bamboo-fly-fishing-rods-and-reels.com/flytying-desks.html 

Mayfly by Danilo Lazzarini

Mayfly by Danilo Lazzarini

 

 Danilo Lazzarini’s Site (http://www.moschefacocchi.it/home_p.htm) The site is in Italian, but you can figure it out…the images are the inspiration to experiment.

Extended Body, Drop Hook Mayfly by Danilo Lazzarini

Extended Body, Drop Hook Mayfly by Danilo Lazzarini

Extended Body Techniques:

http://www.onlineflytyer.com/article_extendedspin.asp

 extended-body

http://web.thn.jp/dflyonly/Website/sub6.htm

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04
Jan
09

Tube Fly Tutorial by GFF & Larsen

Dirty Whites~Ken Bonde Larsen

Dirty Whites~Ken Bonde Larsen

Pretty much goes without saying that the GFF site is so comprehensive, that I almost hesitate to mention it. However, there has to be some beginners (which this site is meant for) that will benefit from a tip toward the site. A great site on how to’s for the beginner to the pro. The tutorial on the Dirty Whites is perfect and each photo can be enlarged to provide the necessary details for constructing a F.I.T.S. (Frodin) tube fly.

 http://globalflyfisher.com/patterns/dirty-white/

25
Nov
08

Tube Fly Tying Primer (Basic How To…)

This is a good, basic how to visual on tying a tube fly. Start simple and keep the pattern lean to provide room for all the materials to move and provide the periodic glimpse of light=life. Translucense is a plus, as opposed to just silhouette. Give the silhouette and the light…because it equals life.  

tube-how-to2

http://www.sexyloops.com/flytying/black_and_silver.shtml

 

22
Nov
08

Spey Fly Fishing (Ancient Indications of Tube Flies in NW)

Ancient NW Indigenous Cave Drawings

Ancient NW Indigenous Cave Drawings

 Tube flies—flies tied on metal or plastic tubes rather than the shank of a hook—have been around since the mid-1940s. Joe Bates in Atlantic Salmon Flies and Fishing attributes the first tube fly to Winnie Morawski of England who tied it on a hollowed turkey quill. Their effectiveness for Atlantic salmon is well established, and according to co-authors Mark Mandell and Les Johnson in Tube Flies, pockets of anglers on both coasts of the United States have experimented with tubes for saltwater species since the 1950s. A handful of steelheaders have known about the effectiveness of tubes for a long time, but an increasing number of anglers from British Columbia to the Great Lakes are discovering that they can hook and land more fish with tubes.    http://flyfisherman.com/ftb/jnsteelheadtubes/

http://globalflyfisher.com/staff/urkedal/conehead/

OK, so I am exaggerating for affect, re the cave drawings, to let you know that the 1940’s anglers were innovating toward the tube, be it quill or early tubular options. I believe it is a sound option that provides for different sized hooks for the same size fly and for the better use of stinger hooks. Perhaps for some it is just a new, refreshing option to breathe life into their stale tying practices. That is fine. But, I think tactically, it is a cheaper way to tie all manner sized flies. Vary the hooks to the species or water levels. I wonder if Winnie Morawski was inspired by others. Some indications of Indians and Islanders with tubes flies.

Winnie Morawski, whilst working for a fly tier Charles Playfair & Company of Aberdeen in Scotland in 1945, is credited with tying the first tube fly. While she was tidying up the turkey quills from her work bench she had a brain wave. She chopped the top and bottom off and scrapped the insides from the quills . She then dressed this natural tube she had created. One of the company’s customers was a doctor called William Michie. He liked the idea of tube flies but suggested that cut lengths of surgical tubing should be used instead of the fragile and very brittle quills. Word got around and soon tubes were being tied in Norway, Sweden, Canada, USA as well as the United Kingdom. Saltwater tube flies appeared in the North American Pacific Northwest and were used in Washington State’s Puget Sound in the late 1940s…

http://www.bassbug.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/stu15-general-practitioneplastic.html

The above tube fly is a design by outstanding NW River Guide, Matt McCrary. I took the liberty of using a photo design to play around a bit. I am sure Matt does not mind.  

 




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