Salmon Tube Flies

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Allys Shrimp (Copper Tube)

Allys Shrimp (Copper Tube)£2.50   £2.25  (4)

Available in Fly Size(s)
3/4", 1-1/4".

Allys Shrimp (Nylon Tube)

Allys Shrimp (Nylon Tube)£2.50   £2.25

Available in Fly Size(s)
3/4", 1-1/4", 1-1/2", 2".

Black & Orange (Copper Tube)

Black & Orange (Copper Tube)£2.50   £2.25  (1)

Available in Fly Size(s)
3/4", 1-1/4", 1-1/2".

Black & Orange (Nylon Tube)

Black & Orange (Nylon Tube)£2.50   £2.25  (2)

Available in Fly Size(s)
1-1/4", 1-1/2", 2".

Black & Yellow (Copper Tube)

Black & Yellow (Copper Tube)£2.50   £2.25  (1)

Available in Fly Size(s)
3/4", 1-1/4".

Black & Yellow (Nylon Tube)

Black & Yellow (Nylon Tube)£2.50   £2.25  (2)

Available in Fly Size(s)
3/4", 1-1/4", 1-1/2", 2".

Black and Yellow (Brass Tube)

Black and Yellow (Brass Tube)£2.50   £2.25

Available in Fly Size 2(s)

Black Woolly Bugger Legged Conehead Tubefly

Black Woolly Bugger Legged Conehead Tubefly£2.50   £2.25

Available as a Conehead Tube

Brown Pot Belly Pig (copper tube)

Brown Pot Belly Pig (copper tube)£2.50   £2.25  (2)

Available in Fly Size(s)
3/4", 1-1/4", 2".

Brown Pot Belly Pig (nylon tube)

Brown Pot Belly Pig (nylon tube)£2.50   £2.25

Available in Fly Size(s)
3/4", 1-1/4", 2".

Brown Woolly Bugger Legged Conehead Tubefly

Brown Woolly Bugger Legged Conehead Tubefly£2.50   £2.25  (1)

Available as a Conehead Tube

Cascade Pot Belly Pig (Brass Tube)

Cascade Pot Belly Pig (Brass Tube)£2.50   £2.25

Available in Fly Size 2(s)

Cascade Pot Belly Pig (copper tube)

Cascade Pot Belly Pig (copper tube)£2.50   £2.25

Available in Fly Size(s)
3/4", 1-1/4", 2".

Cascade Pot Belly Pig (nylon tube)

Cascade Pot Belly Pig (nylon tube)£2.50   £2.25  (1)

Available in Fly Size(s)
3/4", 1-1/4", 2".

Claret Pot Belly Pig (copper tube)

Claret Pot Belly Pig (copper tube)£2.50   £2.25  (1)

Available in Fly Size(s)
3/4", 1-1/4", 2".

Claret Pot Belly Pig (nylon tube)

Claret Pot Belly Pig (nylon tube)£2.50   £2.25  (1)

Available in Fly Size(s)
3/4", 1-1/4", 2".

Flame Cascade Pig (Brass Tube)

Flame Cascade Pig (Brass Tube)£2.50   £2.25

Available in Fly Size 1 1/4(s)

Flame Cascade Pig (copper tube)

Flame Cascade Pig (copper tube)£2.50   £2.25  (3)

Available in Fly Size(s)
3/4", 1-1/4", 2".

Flame Cascade Pig (nylon tube)

Flame Cascade Pig (nylon tube)£2.50   £2.25  (1)

Available in Fly Size(s)
3/4", 1-1/4", 2".

Garry (Copper Tube)

Garry (Copper Tube)£2.50   £2.25  (1)

Available in Fly Size(s)
3/4", 1-1/4", 1-1/2".

Garry (Nylon Tube)

Garry (Nylon Tube)£2.50   £2.25  (1)

Available in Fly Size(s)
1-1/4", 1-1/2", 2".

Garry Dog (Brass Tube)

Garry Dog (Brass Tube)£2.50   £2.25

Available in Fly Size 2(s)

Green Woolly Bugger Legged Conehead Tubefly

Green Woolly Bugger Legged Conehead Tubefly£2.50   £2.25

Available as a Conehead Tube

Holo Black & Red (Copper Tube)

Holo Black & Red (Copper Tube)£2.50   £2.25  (1)

Available in Fly Size(s)
3/4", 1-1/4".

Holo Black & Red (Nylon Tube)

Holo Black & Red (Nylon Tube)£2.50   £2.25  (1)

Available in Fly Size(s)
1-1/4", 1-1/2", 2".

Holo Silver Blue (Copper Tube)

Holo Silver Blue (Copper Tube)£2.50   £2.25  (1)

Available in Fly Size(s)
3/4", 1-1/4".

Holo Silver Blue (Nylon Tube)

Holo Silver Blue (Nylon Tube)£2.50   £2.25  (1)

Available in Fly Size(s)
3/4", 1-1/4", 1-1/2", 2".

Holo Stoats Tail (Copper Tube)

Holo Stoats Tail (Copper Tube)£2.50   £2.25  (1)

Available in Fly Size(s)
3/4", 1-1/4", 1-1/2".

Holo Stoats Tail (Nylon Tube)

Holo Stoats Tail (Nylon Tube)£2.50   £2.25

Available in Fly Size(s)
1-1/4", 1-1/2", 2".

Ice Maiden Nylon Tube Fly

Ice Maiden Nylon Tube Fly£2.50   £2.25

Available in Fly Size(s)
1", 1.5" and 2"

Marauder Pigs (copper tube)

Marauder Pigs (copper tube)£2.50   £2.25

Available in Fly Size(s)
3/4", 1-1/4", 2".

Marauder Pigs (nylon tube)

Marauder Pigs (nylon tube)£2.50   £2.25

Available in Fly Size(s)
3/4", 1-1/4", 2".

Orange Pot Belly Pig (coper tube)

Orange Pot Belly Pig (coper tube)£2.50   £2.25  (2)

Available in Fly Size(s)
3/4", 1-1/4", 2".

Orange Pot Belly Pig (nylon tube)

Orange Pot Belly Pig (nylon tube)£2.50   £2.25

Available in Fly Size(s)
3/4", 1-1/4", 2".

Pot Bellied Pig (Copper Tube) Salmon Fly Selection

Pot Bellied Pig (Copper Tube) Salmon Fly Selection£37.99  (5)

24 Pot Bellied Pigs (copper Tube) Salmon flies

Pot Bellied Pig (NylonTube) Salmon Fly Selection

Pot Bellied Pig (NylonTube) Salmon Fly Selection£37.99  (1)

24 Pot Bellied Pigs (NylonTube) Salmon flies

Pot Bellied Pig Salmon Fly Selection

Pot Bellied Pig Salmon Fly Selection£70.00

48 Pot Bellied Pigs (Nylon Tube) Salmon flies

Pot Bellied Pigs Northern Special (copper tube)

Pot Bellied Pigs Northern Special (copper tube)£2.50   £2.25  (2)

Available in Fly Size(s)
3/4", 1-1/4", 2".

Pot Bellied Pigs Northern Special (nylon tube)

Pot Bellied Pigs Northern Special (nylon tube)£2.50   £2.25

Available in Fly Size(s)
3/4", 1-1/4", 2".

Pot Belly Pig Northern Special (nylon tube)

Pot Belly Pig Northern Special (nylon tube)£2.50   £2.25

Available in Fly Size(s)
3/4", 1-1/4", 2".

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Advantages of Tube Flies

The advantages of the salmon tube fly are impressive:

  • Flies and hooks are separate so you can carry a lot of flies in your shirt pocket and the hooks in a small container.
  • You can use non-stainless steel hooks (which are sharper and stronger) in salt water, just throw them away in a bin when you are finished fishing for the day.
  • You can cater for barbed and barbed-less fishing. You can use treble hooks, or double hooks or single hooks. Most salmon fishermen use a treble hook but the beauty of tube flies for salmon is that you can choose what ever hook you want. You can vary the size and type to match the type of fish you are after, the water situation and regulations, quite often some waters will not allow treble hooks so doubles suffice.
  • If the hook dulls, just replace it instead of sharpening it at the water edge.
  • The tube flies are more durable, because when you hook the fish, the tube fly slides up the leader away from the mouth of the fish. We have found they can last 5 to 10 times longer than standard flies!
  • You can tie huge flies without buying expensive long shanked hooks - indeed some say they swim better and look more natural with neat small wee double tube fly hooks

Salmon Tube Flies &  Pot Bellied Pigs

Tube flies now account for as many if not more fish each season than do traditional single hook flies. During the early season when the water is cold, tube flies for salmon offer the fly fisherman a lure/streamer large enough to tempt what can be very dour fish.

Using A Tube Fly

To tie the fly onto the end of your leader, simply pull the hook from the rear of the plastic tube, tie the hook to your leader and re-insert the hook into the tube. If the hook becomes damaged it can be easily replaced without disposing the fly. If you have problems of the hook inserting itself up the tube thread on a bead at the rear of the tube just in front of the hook eye. Always have spare hooks with you!.

Lighter tubes of nylon, in slow or medium flowing rivers, tends to flutter very attractively as it swings across the current mimicking the natural movement of bait fish or a shrimp. Use a fast sinking line to get the fly down to the required depth. It makes the fly swim more naturally. In deep water on lakes and reservoirs the copper weighted tube flies come into their own realm. Watch the Local Regulations!

When using a tube fly for fishing you can use floating flylines intermediate or sinking flylines according to the water conditions.

Beware Regulations About Weighted Tube Flies

There is one disadvantage with using tube flies. It is nothing to do with the effectiveness of the fly at catching fish but more to do with the wording of local fishing regulations. An example of this is that in America, Washington State a tube fly is defined as a lure and not a fly under their State regulations and therefore can not be used on fly only water. Their regulations define a fly as 'a lure on which thread, feathers, hackle, or yarn cover a minimum of half of the hook shank of the hook'. We only sell plastic tubes. The regulations in Eastern Canada forbid the use of 'weighted flies' for Atlantic Salmon. Metal tube flies are considered 'Weighted flies'. Consult your local fishing regulations before using tube flies to see if they are so narrow minded as those of Washington State.

 
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