Great for tube flies. . .

Jeremy Husby

Is there a Vahalla for fishermen?
#1
I think I posted this awhile ago, I found these are being used in norway for the tubes in tube flies, I have order myself 1000cnt/$50 and are great. The taper allows for a small head and the back good for hook holding so there is no need for extra Tygon tubing. You can order from:

http://www.brinkmann.com/product.asp?ref=241&path=289&tb=OrderInfo

I would do more research on them, make sure the sizes are what one would want and would fit around the hook that is goingto be used.

here are the pics:
 

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#5
Used to. They are devices that are used to delve out tiny tiny drops off liquid. They usethem for DNA testing. The things you bought are thedisposable tips. I bet they'd be great for tube flies when I think about it.
 

Troutnut

Active Member
#6
That's a pretty good idea. :) My friend was using a bunch of those in front of me in her biochem lab the other day... I can't believe it didn't hit me to tie flies with them!
 

steve s

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#7
I've been working in biotech for the past six years, use tips every day and it never occured to me to use them for tube flies but then again I've never tied any tube flies. They come in many different sizes and tapers. Let me know if anyone needs more info and yes I do have access to them.

steve s
 
#8
They also use the larger tips (2.5mL or 5mL size) as a "dispenser" for egg yarn when tying glo-bugs(clip the tip of the pipette tip and thread the yarn through). Hareline sells a kit ready to go for that application and it really does help make the material more manageable when tying an egg pattern.
 

Hywel

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#9
The use of Eppendorf-style pipettes isn't all that new. Jurij Shumakov has been tying on them for quite awhile and has a marvelous article and several eye-catching patterns posted on Rackelhanen.

Hywel
 

Jeremy Husby

Is there a Vahalla for fishermen?
#10
Jurij Shumakov has been tying on them for quite awhile and has a marvelous article and several eye-catching patterns posted on Rackelhanen.
Yes the article is a must read for people that have not read it, his patterns are so unique to the Americaised look of patterns. I have tried and tried to duplicate these at my vise and really have never been able to (one reason being lack of good materials, other being just not good enough).

http://www.rackelhanen.se/eng/10176.htm

I love the Scandivian look of patterns, like the temple dog. Here is a great pic for tube fly lovers, I forget where I found it, I think it was off of Jufij personal site a couple years ago.
 

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Jerry Daschofsky

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#14
Yeah, Yuri does some awesome work. You should see his spey flies. Just spoke to him yesterday about some stuff in fact. Great guy, and one top notch tyer (and person to boot). Yeah, I agree. Alot of good info on his pages.
 
#15
Jerry,

You *spoke* to Jurij? Man, long-distance to Lund is expensive!

I agree, while Jurij's Spey 'toys' are beautiful, his tube flies are some of the most breathtaking work you'll see. It never ceases to amaze me how he can get such a 'lush' wing under such a diminutive head.

Hywel