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Last sunday I visited the annual Finnish Fly Fishing Fair with my fishing buddy. I noticed that Pirkanmaan Perhokalastajat had a water flow device available for testing various flies in different current conditions.  The device is very very cool and every fly tier should have one in the basement/garage. Basic idea of the device is that you can test your flies in the current. The device creates a water flow which is circulating around the rectangle shaped box. You can adjust the water flow speed with valves. I made this quick and dirty video to show how zonker winged and hair winged salmon tubes are swimming in the current. The videos were filmed with mobile phone so video quality is not the best.

I have had some suspicions  that zonker winged tubes are not suitable for the job but after these tests I definitely need to tie few zonkers for this season salmon fishing trips. Zonker winged tubes seems to be very lively in the water.

I hope you find this video helpful.

 

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