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Browsing the "tube flies" Tag

The seemingly magical properties of Zelon

Zelon’s potential has been realized as wings and nymph case shucks on tiny trout flies and has found a myriad of other uses as well. [...]

December 14, 2017 RECENT, Slide

The tube fly of La Mancha

Keeping fly fishing simple is not a difficult task. Time should be spent casting, not dicking around with minutia we too often get sold [...]

October 23, 2017 RECENT, Slide

At the Vise: Black marabou leech – hook or tube

This black marabou leech has significant attractor value. When tying them, make the tails in big, short clumps, so they'll be "fat". [...]

July 31, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

An easier way – using two vises

If you're looking for an easier, faster way to tie an articulated fly - try using two vises. You can connect the hooks via braided line, mono or wire [...]

July 17, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

At The Vise: Time to hit the tube…

Tube tying has not caught on to the point of having gone viral, but some, like me, think it should because they're easier to tie and catch better - salt and fresh [...]

March 24, 2017 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, Slide

Opinion: Are you willing to catch more fish? Try tube flies

In some sectors, tube flies are starting to replace conventionally tied hook flies. There are just too many advantages... [...]

April 6, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Opinion, Slide

Fly Tying: More on fishing and tying tube flies

Tube flies have more benefits than hook tied flies. One, the fish has less leverage. Two, large, bushy flies cast more easily. Three, the hooks can be varied. [...]

December 21, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide

Opinion: Can tube flies help you catch more fish?

Saltwater tube flies appeared in the the Pacific Northwest in Washington State's Puget Sound in the 1940s. Consult your local fishing regulations before using tube flies. [...]

November 18, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide

Tips & Tactics: What can tube flies do for you?

You only need one reason to go to tube flies. They cast better than traditional flies. The difference isn't slight, it's huge - especially so on big, bushy flies - like a mouse pattern [...]

July 30, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics