The Many Benefits of Tying Tube Flies
Many people wonder what are the benefits of tying tube flies? Here are a few:
Traditional Tube Flies
- Low mortality—With a tube fly, if a fish swallows the hook, simply cut the leader. The hook will then dissolve away without causing any additional harm to fish. You just replace the hook and continue fishing.
- New options—The pattern size and style of a tube fly aren't dependent on hook style like conventionally tied flies.
- Versatility—Tube flies allow you to easily switch your hooks from freshwater styles to saltwater and back again.
- Endless hook options (primarily short shank)—Single, double and treble with fine, standard or extra strong wire diameters all work well with tube flies.
- Catch more fish—When fighting the fish, less hook leverage with shorter shank hooks result in a higher percentage of fish caught. A tube fly will allow you to control the precise placement of the hook on your fly.
- Your tube flies will last longer—During the fight, the tube fly slides up the leader and away from sharp teeth.
- Re-use—If the hook breaks or dulls, simply replace it and continue fishing the same tube fly.
- Easy adjustments—Incorporate brass, tungsten or aluminum tube bodies, cones and beads to add or adjust sink rates of tube flies.
Convertible Tube Flies
- Convertible tube flies have the same appearance and benefits as traditional tube flies, but the pieces are treated as components... "heads/tubes" and "tails/hooks".
- The tube fly components can be interchanged to create an endless "mix and match" color and profile combinations while angling.
- Always have the right tube fly in your box to match the food source or fishing condition at hand.
- More room in your vest because you can eliminate half of the fly boxes with this new tube fly concept.