Sunday, 10 June 2012

The Baby Tube Fries

Baby Tube Fries

White & Blue
  These are some tube flies I tied awhile ago and they are called Tube Fries. Tied on large 1/8" OD HMH tubes that are cut to the size of 1/2 inch or less and the finished tube fly is consider kind of small by my standard. The average length of the completed tube flies is about 1-1/2 to 2 inches long. The colour combinations are endless and depends on what material the tier have on hand and the style of patterns they desire. I used fox tail & synthetics fibres for tails, but many other materials can be use, like marabou, craft fur, long mallard feather fibres, pheasant tail, buck tail, Icelandic sheep and the list goes on. The body is made with palmering schlappen or large soft hackles. The eyes that were added later on was a great idea, because it looks a lot better with eyes then without, the eye colours is also another tiers personal choices. When I started tying this fly, I have no idea what fish species these tube fries are good for and I haven't had a chance to try them out just yet, but I have confidence that some fish will take this bait. For the person who stumble upon this blog, maybe they can tie up some of these tube fries and try them in their local water and see if it'll work for them or not. All the materials used was mention above, but I will list them again in detail below for who ever is interested in trying it out.!
Black & Olive


          The list of material used.

  • HMH tubes size large 1/8" OD Or small 3/32" OD
  • Tail- Fox tail & Synthetic fibres
  • Body- Schlappen or Soft hackles
  • Eyes- Regular sticky eye, Crazy glue & UV resin
  • Thread- Uni 8/0 or 6/0 matching colours
  • Cote eyes and head with 1 to 2 layers head cement.
  • Remember to leave some room for the extension hook tubes.
Red & Orchid (purple+pink)

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