Tube Fly Swap?

Discussion in 'Fly Swaps' started by andrew, Jul 21, 2004.

  1. andrew

    andrew Active Member

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    I'll step up to the plate and host a swap if anyone would be interested in a tube fly swap? It can be either 'open' or 'closed' with regards to target fish/fresh or salt.

    Let me know!

    Andrew
     
  2. Jerry Daschofsky

    Jerry Daschofsky Moderator Staff Member

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    I'd be game. Let me know, I'll make some steelheading tubes.
     
  3. Philster

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    I'd be down for it. Seahabit that'll hold a size 4 to size 2/0. Very versatile.
     
  4. ibn

    ibn Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm in, I'll be tying a nameless lingcod fly.

    -I
     
  5. metalhead

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    got any pics and tying instructions of the sea habit tube you could post as i am looking for a good herring pattern.thanks.
     
  6. andrew

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    Ok...so far we have a total of 5

    Me
    Metalhead
    Ibn
    Philster
    Steelheader69

    Swap is: any pattern for either salt or fresh, weighted or not, due in three weeks on Friday the 13th :thumb

    I'll close the swap by the end of today (5:00 pm) just in case we gain the intrest of a few others.



    Andrew
     
  7. Lambchop

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    Count me in. Not sure of the pattern just yet.
     
  8. Philster

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    I don't tie a skinny "sea habit tube" fly as trey combs does, I tie a "sea habit" on a tube. I'll post instructions when I have more time. Basically the body is small bunch of bucktail, small bunch of flashabou, small bunch of fish hair, repeat until you have the profile you want. Then apply fairly thick shoulders of white bucktail on the side, with some silver crystal flash over it. Now apply some crystal flash over the top, with the grey back I like I use grey ghost crystal flash, some grey fish hair, a little grey bucktail and then some peacock herl. Now just do the head. It's faster than it sounds:rolleyes
     
  9. andrew

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    Swap closed with:

    Me
    Metalhead
    Ibn
    Philster
    Steelheader69
    Lambchop


    Since there are only 6 do we want to tie two each? Same pattern or two completely different? Flies due Friday the 13th of August...


    Send flies to:

    Andrew Krzysiek
    1464 Iron St.
    Bellingham, WA 98225
     
  10. Philster

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    I vote one fly
     
  11. soccerstud

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    what are tube flies?
     
  12. andrew

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    A fly that is tied on an 1/8" outside diameter (typically) tube that is either plastic, copper, aluminum...or some kind of tubing. On the hook end there is a piece of soft tubing that the hook slides into, or the hook can be "keyholed" into the hard plastic.

    Basically a tube fly allows you to release a fish easier since the tube can be slid out of the way. Change hooks when they dull. Fish hooks other than stainless steel in salt since it doesn't matter because the fly is not tied onto the hook. Just a few benefits.

    Other than that it is different...a change...another doo dad to purchase :thumb
     
  13. ibn

    ibn Moderator Staff Member

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    Are we doing 1 or 2 flies each? Due date is august 13th right, next week?

    -I
     
  14. Jerry Daschofsky

    Jerry Daschofsky Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeah, what is the consensus? One or two? Thanks.
     
  15. Brian Simonseth

    Brian Simonseth Banned or Parked

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    Andrew got room for one more?
    :)