Saturday, 27 November 2010

Fly Candy

A couple of marabou hairline tubeflies with grizzly rubber legs thrown in for good measure. These have so much movement through the retrieve, but come into their own during that all important hangtime. Not the longest lasting flies I've fished with on hooks but these tube flies are still in my box from the beginning of the year.

I use a slightly wider tube at the back to slide the hook into so it displaces the fly once the hook sets. Adding a small amount of KY jelly to the inside of the tube allows the fly to slide out off the hook easier which helps the overall longevity of the fly......(Top tip).


b2v said...

the combination of those two would have made a really Rasta fly :)) a rastafurian !

Bruce Deschamps said...

Hi Simon,

Are you still using the Eumer tubes and heads to tie these?
I just purchase a Eumer Tuke Fly kit to get started but I still have some issues understanding why they have different sizes like 13mm 15mm or 22mm for example for tagtubes, conehead tubes and so on...

Because the size difference ain't that big after all. So if you happen to know more about these sizes, I would be more than happy to hear it as you seem to have used those for a while now.

Can't wait to get my hands on the kit.

Cheers and again great flies color combos.

the lonsome piker said...

Hi Simon,
The more tube flies you put on, the more I want to get my hands on a kit as well. There is a big fly happening here in Belgium upcoming weekend. I hope I can find one there. In the meanwhile, please don’t hesitate to put more fine examples on your blog.