Tube Flies and Beads – Rigging for Steelhead and Salmon

Articles, featured, Fly Patterns, Fly Tying Tips — By on October 2, 2013 7:35 pm

The Cascadia Fly Shop (http://www.cascadiaflyshop.com) know a thing or two about steelhead and salmon with the Willamette River in their back yard. Check out these two videos with some great tips on rigging as the season kicks off.

“When you take a look at tube-fly tying materials it can get pretty overwhelming. Here are a few styles we use when prepping our tubes before tying materials on. This also shows how HMH micro tubing allows you to nest standard cones and beads, along with tube specific ones. Next video will show how we like to rig the entire system once the fly has been tied.”


And as hard as some try….can’t forget beads

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  1. Ken Abate says:

    Not a very useful video with only loud music and a few visuals. Too bad as the flies seem to be worth using.

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  2. Dr. Richard A Carroll says:
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    I live in New York State, and this is Snagging, and therefor illegal.

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  3. Kevin Hospodar says:

    Richard- yes NY has very strict laws in place to over come the legacy of legal snagging… but this is not snagging. In settings where fish are gobbling/inhaling eggs downstream of spawning fish, bead rigs (like the one shown) are actually extremely ethical as to prevent deep/damaging hook ups. Bead rigging as shown is extensively used in the PNW and AK… but yes some states (Great Lakes) it is a bit of a gray area and maybe not feasible to use a bead rig. When it comes to snagging… its intent rather than rigging… in my opinion.

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  4. nymphermaniac says:

    Really liked the music. The video, not so much.

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  5. Martin says:
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    I liked the video and the music…
    I have not used this myself, but have seen it commonly used in AK. Seems like an old reliable.

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