Tube Fly Vise – The Basics

May 22, 2012By flugfiskUncategorized No Comments

One of the first steps to tying a tube fly would be to purchase or create a tube fly vise.  You can accomplish this in many ways.  The simplest method, and the most inexpensive is to purchase a few different sizes of blind eye hooks.  The blind eye hooks fit snugly into the vise you … Read More

The Modular Tube Fly – Part 2

May 19, 2012By flugfiskUncategorized No Comments

Part two of the Modular Tube Fly series will cover adding and removing weight to your flies.  This is one of my favorite options in the Modular Tube Fly System and is definitely one of the most valuable as well.  With the option of adding and removing weight to a tube fly, we can fish … Read More

Gadwall and Jungle Cock for Summer Steel

April 17, 2012By flugfiskUncategorized No Comments

With the winter steelhead season behind us now (except for a few rivers),I have been tying several different patterns in preparation for summer steelheading opportunities once the rivers open again.  This is one of those patterns, tied on a brass Teardrop tube.   A little bit of flat diamond braid was used to add a bit … Read More

Spring Break part 3

April 11, 2012By flugfiskUncategorized No Comments

Time for the Intruders.  They may take a little longer and require a few more steps, but they are very rewarding to tie. Well that wraps up my Spring Break 2012 photo collection.  I hope you have enjoyed it, and maybe have picked up some new ideas for your own Intruders style tube flies.

Spring Break part 2

April 8, 2012By flugfiskUncategorized No Comments

This is part 2 of the Spring Break photo collection.  The Intruders that I mentioned in part 1 will now be seen in a special “Spring Break Intruder” post.  So without further delay, here are more of the tube flies i tied during spring break 2012. These ones consists mostly of multiple colors of Amherst, … Read More

Spring Break part 1

April 8, 2012By flugfiskUncategorized No Comments

After a hectic winter quarter at school, I had a 10 day break in between the start of the spring quarter.  Some would call this “spring break”, but it rained most of the time and didn’t feel like spring.  Here’s my spring break 2012 photo collection. I think I was mostly looking forward to summer … Read More

The Modular Tube Fly – Part 1

March 28, 2012By flugfiskUncategorized No Comments

One of the biggest upsides to tying on tubes, whether they be metal or plastic, is that they are highly modular with multiple options that can be swapped in and out.  Two options are the ability to easily change or add color, and the ability to add or remove weight to a pattern, all this … Read More

Bead Head Fox Fur Bugger

March 24, 2012By flugfiskUncategorized No Comments

Wrapping the spun Rhea and Flashabou over the first layer of Arctic Fox The second layer of Arctic Fox spun over the Rhea and Flashabou (above) And finally the finished product with the orange bead head   Two layers of Arctic Fox (spun), Rhea & gold Flashabou spun  together, over a flat orange diamond braid … Read More