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…and here is the answer. Swedish boys made a video about Skagit casting and also they are giving some information about couple new Vision products for year 2012.

 

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First time is a charm as they say. Today was my “cherry popping” day because so far I have not tied pike flies on a tube. Until now I have tied my pike flies on a hook, usually TMC911S or similar wide gape “anchor”. It is good to try some new ways to do things from time to time.

Last week I was at our local fly fishing clubs club room to see Lauri Selenius presentation about floating tube pike fishing. After the presentation he tied some pike tubes. I got the inspiration to try tube flyes from him. The biggest advantage with tube flies is that the hook is exchangeable. If your hook gets busted you just need change the single or treble hook and thats it. Also if the hook gets bend you can change it. Basically the fly itself does not get busted so often when you are using synthetics.

So here is my version of the pike tube fly. I have used red Flash N Slinky and black Body Fibre. Tube is a rigid plastic tube, Large size. I have used some epoxy 3D eyes and the fly head is shaped with a Bug-Bond UV resin.

As usual, the pike tube is very simple and quite fast to tie. I don’t want to use too much time with fly tying. “Keep it simple stupid” works for me 🙂

Plastic tube on the vise. I have melted a small collar to the tube.

I put some lead wire on the body to put some weight on the fly. Fixed with a layer of Bug-Bond.

First Flash N Slinky clump. I have tied the clump so that 1/3 of fibre lenth is on the left side and 2/3 on the right side. After attaching the hair bundle turn the right side clump backwards. Make sure that the tube is covered with the hair all around.

Tie few (two or three) hair bundles on the tube and lastly tie the black Body Fibre.

Finally the fly is ready for some Bug-Bond and 3D eyes.

Finished fly

I hope you like it and now it is time to go and test it!

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