Posts Tagged ‘Tube’

UV Ice Dub Beatis Nymph

UV Ice Dub Beatis Nymph

The Blue Winged Olive or BWO is one of the most important insects to the angler. CaddisFlyShop demonstrates how to tie a relatively simple nymph imitation of the Blue Winged Olive using UV Ice Dub in light olive color. Using UV Ice Dub on some patterns can make a nymph show and perform better than […]

Rite Bobbin- Half Hitch Mag

Rite Bobbin- Half Hitch Mag

The new Half Hitch Mag from Rite Bobbins… the end of whip finishing tools?

Burned Schlappen Spey by Nick Pionessa

Burned Schlappen Spey by Nick Pionessa

This effective Steelhead pattern by Nick Pionessa. With Nick’s detailed instructions, you have the foundation for an endless combinations of colors and materials.

Product Spotlight: Eumer Tube Fly Box

Product Spotlight: Eumer Tube Fly Box

The Eumer tube fly box is a simple way to store your tube flies and keep them organized. This tube fly box has 36 small tapered spikes onto which it

Product Spotlight: Petitjean TT Bobbin

Product Spotlight: Petitjean TT Bobbin

Called the “bobbin of bobbins,” Marc Petitjean’s “Thread Through Bobbin,” aims to solve a few classic design limitations of standard bobbins.

Hatches 2010: Scandinavian Tube Flies by Sverre T.H. Solgård

Hatches 2010: Scandinavian Tube Flies by Sverre T.H. Solgård

During the last two decades, the flies used in Norwegian salmon rivers have changed. I remember the first time I fished for Atlantic salmon as a small boy. The flies used back then were completely different than they are today. I think it was about 20 years ago that I first read an article written […]

Strung Out MOAL Leech by Loren Williams

Strung Out MOAL Leech by Loren Williams

The Strung Out movement was created by Pacific Northwest guide Derek Fergus. Articulated flies are nothing new, but this method of tying permits an angler to create very large flies with articulated action yet eliminating a solid, long hook shank. Tube flies can give you large flies and small hooks but they loose the articulation some folks find very appealing, especially on flies intended to be swung and not retrieved. Articulated flies use the long solid hook shank of a front hook to build the fly, but that shank can be used by the fish as leverage to work the fly loose or break the leader. Fergus’ Strung Out philosophy of tying involves tying the fly on section of “string

Profile: Realistic Fly Tying Pioneer, Bob Mead by Alex Cerveniak

Profile: Realistic Fly Tying Pioneer, Bob Mead by Alex Cerveniak

The first time I talked with Bob Mead was sometime during the Spring of 2006, while I still lived in northern Michigan. It was basically a short series of emails from a young tier trying to pick the brain of a veteran.  Coincidentally a few months later, I wound up living 15 minutes from him, […]

Tying the Temple Kitty by Nick Pionessa

Tying the Temple Kitty by Nick Pionessa

This is a scaled down version of the European type of tube flies originally called Temple Dogs.  Since I’m not too down with the whole dog hair thing, and we all know a fine stream with a feline’ian nick name, so there you have it. Any color combo is possible. I have had good luck […]

The Complete Illustrated Directory of Salmon & Steelhead Flies by Chris Mann

The Complete Illustrated Directory of Salmon & Steelhead Flies by Chris Mann

The following is a review and excerpt of The Complete Illustrated Directory of Salmon & Steelhead Flies, written by Chris Mann (Frank Amato Publications, October 2008,  8.5 x 11 Inches, 448 Pages, Index, All Color- originally published by Melin Unwin Books, 2008) which is available at fine fly shops and booksellers everywhere. Editor’s Note: Two […]

Rod Building Primer part II by Chris Carlin

Rod Building Primer part II by Chris Carlin

In the last issue we saw a quick introduction to building your own fishing rod.  In this issue we will begin the actual process of constructing a rod. The first step in building your own rod is to procure a blank and the proper components.  For this build I will be using an 8’6” 4pc […]

Realistic Legs with Heat Shrink Tube by Ulf Hagström

Realistic Legs with Heat Shrink Tube by Ulf Hagström

I have never been afraid to experiment when it comes to using different materials in fly tying. Sometimes it’s almost been like the experimenting has been more important than the function of the fly, but more often the end result has been surprisingly good! I will advise anyone to think a bit outside their normal […]

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