torstai 5. tammikuuta 2012
Have started to tie more and more flies on tube and I think it´s time to compare tubes and ordinary hook flies,whats good and whats bad with them. Want to point out that these thoughts are my own and not some absolutely truth,I don´t have enough experience to give anyone lessons :). Comparing tubes and let´s call them just hooks I find it easier to tie on a tube because I have more space on the "shaft" on tubes,I´m just tying the fly and cut of the rest of the tube witch is impossible on hooks.When I´m tying on hooks I always have to remember to keep the gap open. Of some reason I don´t feel comfortable to tie Zonker strips on tubes,maybe I´ll get over it someday ? Fishing with tubes......As I have told you earlier I have a slight feeling that I have dropped more fishes with tubes but as I also told you earlier I don´t have enough experience to say that it is so,it could be just bad luck or what ever but one thing is for sure,I will continue to fish with tubes,have tried some different hooks and still searching for the "best". The main advantage for tubes is their flexibility,you can wear different hooks,different sizes of them.Use tandem hooks,use barbless or not,all this on the same fly Also you can choose the position of the hook,more back,more in front,it´s all up to you.