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  1. Flyfishing Jam : We do a lot of tube-flies for steelhead wake fishing...As we have close to no steelheads here in Scandi land... We have made the flies together with talented steelheaders from North America-Canada..they have been used on your steelhead rivers for some years now - We believe that our way of doing wake flies on tube is second to non - Being able to design multiple steelhead patterns that dont need any kind of boyuancy to stay on top is a great development in fly design I hope a whole new era of steelhead patterns will spawn from the Wake-tubes Take a look at our page on Wake flies and steelhead flies Kindly Jesper
  2. Eide: I personally prefer my floating salmon flies to be tied loosely - And I don't mind if they gradually become un-don during my fishing...it makes them better flies... I think... But for shops don't like their flies tied loosely...they want them compact Kindly Jesper Æ kunne å ha skrevet till dig på Nordnorsk - men tænkte de var bedre på engelsk
  3. Eide: Yes ..obviously I have as it is one of my patterns - I also have a tying description on these pages - if anyone would like to try it out... I have been tying and using it sins the mid 90´s and they can be found in numerous shops in Europa and IN Canada - They are used for Atlantic Salmon by anglers in Northern Norway, Russia and Newfoundland... We have quite good contact with some of the many users of our tube dry flies here in Scandinavia - and the Monster Tube Caddis is favored by anglers fishing the very North of Norway... It works very good with big salmon sitting in medium-deep pools, and we have knowledge of 6 fish in the 15 kilo range having been caught on the Monster Tube Caddis in Northern Norway sins 2009...Here is a link to the biggest we know of We also learned that the Monster Tube Caddis have become very popular with land-locked salmon some place in Newfoundland...part of the success was it´s strands of mylar in the rear section...Something worth looking into...We use the strands of mylar in wings and tail for better detection when dead-drifting dry flies on a long line - Here our page on the Monster Tube Caddis For my summer fishing I use the small version of the Monster Tube Caddis it has a body length of 27 mm - But we also do a much bigger version with a body length of 60 millimeters - This is preferred by anglers fishing the mighty Humber River on Newfoundland a.o guide and top angler Terry Byrne... Last but not least - The Monster Tube Caddis is originally designed for dead-drift fishing...but we have for some time been working with a Wake version of the fly pattern - build on our wake tube fly system...I have included a photo of it here For advice on tube flies for surface fishing please do not hesitate to contact us on [email protected] - or visit our homepage on the subject fishmadman.com Kind regards Jesper Fohrmann
  4. A new addition to the fly pattern database has been submitted by fishmadman: Monster Tube Caddis
  5. Glen: Thank you very much... I see you are a skilled "deer barber" - I do recommend that you try tube for your musky patterns....Many bulky deer-hair patterns for bass and pike suffer from some of the same problems as do salmon dry flies... Foremost it is the fact that the hook often dwell in physical shadow of the deer hair body... not that one can´t obtain big hooks that will somewhat change that...But using such hooks... the angler will have to sell out on a few other important detail...such as weight and length of hooks Long hooks and especially long shank streamer hooks have a notorious ability to lose their hook-hold as the fish will use the hook-shank as a crowbar and wedge it self free The tube fly will give the angler a choice of a wide variety of small light short shank hooks often much better for hooking-up and certainly lighter than the single hooks that big deer hair patterns are tied on. Last but not least the fly tier will be able to position the hook out of the physical shadow of the fly - without tipping the balance of the fly dramatically. We actually have a trout/pike pattern uploaded to our page /tied by avid fly tier Mr. Kim Nyborg) that show how it could look Kind regards Jesper Fohrmann Big deer hair mouse fly tiede on tube -
  6. Sir I use various diameters of tube I already had the The Tube Bomber pattern uploaded into the pattern files on this page...but I can not retrive a link for you Instead I have retrieved a link from our own page on the subject..Here you will find a full tying instruction for the Tube Bomber TM and other dry flies tied on tube Kind regards Jesper Tube Bomber Tying instruction
  7. Sir thank you for the kind words... Do you tie them on tube as well ? And if so what diameter tubing do you use ? Kind regards Jesper Fohrmann www.fishmadman.com No I have never tied tubes yet but here is mine Sir it looks very eat-able and choice of colours with the pale green deer hair body is a good choice for many of the Northern rivers here in Scandinavia .. Here is another variation with brown hackle that works well over here in scandi-land Kind regards Jesper Fohrmann www.fishmadman.com
  8. Sir thank you for the kind words... Do you tie them on tube as well ? And if so what diameter tubing do you use ? Kind regards Jesper Fohrmann www.fishmadman.com
  9. Sir... I belive you are thinking of the wing ? I am not sure so I willl write in more general terms.. The bomber has a rear and front part of hair... Tail and head...Both are fairly dens and choice of material varies from rivers - most commonly used are: Calf's and buck tail I and others fly tiers will tilt the wing in a angle to the water so as to look like a wing from a insect... It also doubles as indicator - so the angler can spot the fly out on the river.. I hope the answer was satisfactory Kind regards Jesper Fohrmann
  10. Sir Thank you for the roses...I tried to send you a link to some other flies I have on my page....but it was´nt possible... Unfortunately... Anyway..on my page I have some tricks for the tube-fly-angler By the way a wonderful page you have....I used to tie traditionals as a profession for a couple of years in the late eighties...as I inherited a large collection of feathers from the 50´ties....Tied every bit up and sold the flies at 25 $ to anglers in Denmark and Norway (at that time a fair price) I still do Spey and Dee flies when I find the hooks and feathers .... Kind regards Fishmadman
  11. David: Thanks for the kind words... Kind regards Fishmadman
  12. Sir Thank you for the nice words...Hope that you will find use for the flies this summer.... For tip and trix on other salmon dry flies - Your welcome to visit our home page on the subject salmon dry flies... www.fishmadman.com Kind regards fishmadmad
  13. A new addition to the fly pattern database has been submitted by fishmadman: Tube Bomber TM
  14. I forgot to write that the Monster Tube Caddis flies also will be fishing with some of the steelheaders on the west coast of Canada for 2010 among other Miss Hannah Belford of Damdochax River Lodge - And Steelhead guide Miss April Vokey... I believe they will be skating the flies for steelhead....so that is all new stuff..for me.. Kind regards Jesper Fohrmann www.fishmadman.com
  15. A really interesting tie and very well done I might add. Do you skate or dead drift the pattern, do you find the opening in the tube tends to pull the fly down ? Sir thank you for the roses...I have done the 1000 of them during my time.. and never get tiered doing them... I have been doing them in 3 different sizes during the years - For 2010 I have made a very big one that the Canadians is going to try out.. We knew that we had a superior dry fly for big salmon as we have had such good results with it here in Scandinavia but we where a bit surprised to see how well it worked in Newfoundland and Nova Scotia..as size of fly can be a delicate matter in this region. People who tried it on the East coast of Canada 2009 had quite some catch return - and very few fish where lost (one guide did not loose one single salmon - on our flies) Re. Dead-Drift The fly is fished absolutely dead drift (or at least I and the Newfoundland people do) - Canadian Bill Bryden from Eureka Sports told us how the big fish would follow the fly for some time before sizing it....He also emphasised the importance of not mowing the fly at all.. Through the years I have found that the fly fished at dead-drift will catch more and bigger fish than the fly skated across the surface.. Skated flies like Bombers will draw attention and will get a hit particularly from grils - but the bigger fish....will be much more reluctant to move to hit such a skated fly. I actually think that the skated fly - will use up some of the precious attention - that these fish might hold.... My approach is a precise delivery. Quiet dead-drift ....5 - 10 times (and expect the fish to come for inspection at the 3 - 5 drift) - But wouldn't be surprised if it came at drift nr. 10.... It is like the interest and curiosity is "saved" within the fish if one takes the quite approach.... The Tube The fly is cut to skitter slightly on the surface - and the long antennas made of hares whiskers certainly participate in the elution... Hares whiskers are amazing material..But generally hard to get hold of. The shape of the fly keeps it high on the water and the hole in the tube does not pose as a problem... I also do a series of Bombers called the Tube Bombers TM...That is build on the same idea's as this fly - This Tube Bomber is made to be set a bit lower in the surface - and here the tube-hole neither pose as a problem... We use very thin tubes.. For more inspiration - please see our website on the subject www.fishmadman.com Kind regards Jesper Fohrmann
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