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Salmon Flies

Tube fly fishing fishing origins are poorly understood, the first published references to tube flies is reputed to have been in 1932 by Alexander Wanless. He saw tube flies as a viable alternative to the loss of a large number of fly hooked salmon. He wrote that the tube fly was “the lure... has a hole through the centre of it so it slips up the line when a fish is being played. This is to prevent the small hook from being levered out of the fish’s mouth by the body of the fly”. Tube fly origins however according to Thomas Clegg in Modern Tube Making 1965 “came to Britain from America where North American Indians using hollow bird-bone lures which emitted a string of bubbles”

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