Tube Flies?

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by kingpuck, May 5, 2011.

  1. Philster

    Philster Active Member

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    Hey, I'm an A-hole, but even I think the OP deserves a break here! It's not an ugly fly. It's what it's supposed to be. You read some of the advice on tube flies and folks are saying grind down a hook or a bicycle spoke! It's a little intimidating. Nobody else had their first attempts almost finished when they suddenly spun and unraveled completely? I did. And I was a grade-A badass tyer when I first ventured into tube tying.

    Can't we all just get along?
     
  2. Fish Fungus

    Fish Fungus Member

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    Crazy thread over a little fly I hope you got what you asked for OP good luck
     
  3. kingpuck

    kingpuck new to fly fishing but loving every minute of it

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    Ganglyangler. I've been getting better at tying nymphs and dries but the tube flies are a mystery to me at the moment. With me still in school and working on some professional certifications there isn't enough time to devout to my hobby at the moment. In the years to come I hope to get better at all of it. Just the career has to take priority now.
     
  4. kingpuck

    kingpuck new to fly fishing but loving every minute of it

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    Seriously guys did not mean to cause such a crazy stink over a little fly. People mean a lot more to me then fishing or anything else. It was never my intention to make anyone unhappy or angry at me. My dad gave this fly to me before I ever had a vice or interest in tying and it got placed in a box after I moved out and it's been in a box for about 6 years and just recently found it. Not knowing how to tie tube flies made it daunting to attempt. Also really haven't had the time to devout to tying that I'd like with school and work more or less taking over my time. Sometimes hobbies have to take a back seat. Hopefully not much longer. Hope to meet all of you at some point on the water and share some laughs.
     
  5. Han Double

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    been there done that.
    back in ancient times before there was an internet I taught myself to make flies, and I made some ugly ass ones let me tell ya.

    what got my hackles up was the whole internet shortcut /without the common decency to give a reach around attitude, portrayed in the earlier posts. IE asking the world for help and then demanding secrets be kept. as if we were all going to run out and tie some for ourselves and then the spell will be broken. secret flies like secret spots are only any good if someone knows how to use them.
     
  6. Philster

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    Look at his title. New to Fly Fishing but loving every minute of it. He hasn't learned yet that there is no magic. I got offended because I offered to help and got an incredibly strange response. Guess what. I got over it. He's learned a hard lesson. Don't keep beating on him.
     
  7. Han Double

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    yessah Philster, I shall go back and add smiley face emotives to my previous text to ease the pain... I forgot there wasn't a ball busting or sarcasm font.:)
     
  8. Marcone

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    LOL - it doesnt catch fish - it snags them
     
  9. ganglyangler

    ganglyangler Bird Dogs and Fly Rods

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    King, don't let the tube thing scare ya... tie that bugger on a long shank just to get the hang of it. Then start tying them with a stinger hook and cutting the front hook off. Pretty easy and functional. I have been tying a long time and still turn out crap flies. The fish don't seem to care and its a lot of fun. I get not having a lot of time, neither do I but I have been making an effort lately to tie at least one new pattern a night. It adds up quick!
     
  10. Mike T

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    King, when you get going with tying take that blend of materials and tie it as a popper with a black foam head, add a small piece of hackle (or not) and fish it. It looks amazingly like a popper that's been very productive for me lately.
     
  11. kelvin

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    Just tied the fly you discribed
     
  12. golfman65

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    Well said....

    I bet that old swede was leland and you just mistook his accent...
     
  13. Jim Mcallister

    Jim Mcallister AKA stillwater guy

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    I would be happy to help you out . I will be at the cabelas [on the river] outing at rivers bend camp ground on the nisqually this saturday .I will have tying stations set up and a lot of materials and can show you a couple of my favorates .I wil be there from 8 am till 3 look forward to seeing you . Ask for Jim. contact cabelas for directions.
     
  14. kingpuck

    kingpuck new to fly fishing but loving every minute of it

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    Hey stillwater,

    Unfortunately I won't be down that way any time soon. Thanks for the offer though. Sure a lot of guys will get a kick out of watching you tie. Good luck! Hope the weather is good.