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#1 Piker20

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Posted 04 February 2018 - 01:31 PM

10mm brass tubes.
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Matthew 25: 35-36 "Out of every 100 men, 10 shouldnt even be there, 80 are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior and he will bring the others back. "No man ever steps in the same river twice"   Heraclitus, 5 B.C

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#2 Dave G.

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Posted 05 February 2018 - 06:25 AM

Piker20, I'm tying a Grey Ghost on a brass tube right now and I think I'm going to like them. I have aluminum tubes as well. Metal tubes may negate me having to put a bead up front.

 

That last fly in the four fly series you posted above is interesting. Well they are all interesting but that one caught my eye.


John 7:38 ESV  is about "Rivers of Living Water"


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Posted 05 February 2018 - 07:39 AM

I like aluminium tubes as they don't sink too fast and swim well on a sink tip.

The last fly is a Zelda. Basically a stripped down Frances and seems to do well on low water either upstream nymph style or down and across with long strips after sinking.
Matthew 25: 35-36 "Out of every 100 men, 10 shouldnt even be there, 80 are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior and he will bring the others back. "No man ever steps in the same river twice"   Heraclitus, 5 B.C

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Posted 05 February 2018 - 09:04 AM

I like aluminium tubes as they don't sink too fast and swim well on a sink tip.

The last fly is a Zelda. Basically a stripped down Frances and seems to do well on low water either upstream nymph style or down and across with long strips after sinking.

Well Zelda is interesting !

 

I haven't yet tied really short bodied tube flies or wet flies on tubes, mostly conventional streamers on plastic tubes. I probably have enough plastic tubes to hold me for years but think I'm going to be liking the metal ones . Plastic tends to want to float. Last year I had a salmon slapping at my Gray Ghost not far off the back of the anchored canoe. I was having a hard time keeping the fly under the surface film on the swing. So I stripped it in and put a bead ahead of the fly which was enough to hold it under on the swing maybe a foot or so. Second cast I had that salmon on. I didn't want to resort to tying these with beads or cones so I think metal tubes will be great.


John 7:38 ESV  is about "Rivers of Living Water"


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Posted 05 February 2018 - 12:09 PM

Yep, metal tubes have lots of benefits. You can even tie just a wing at the heads and allow the copper or alu to be the body.

I like to fish most of my tubes with no soft silicone at the back and just a free swinging hook. Tangles far less with the wing and can make the hook sit closer to the middle of the fly which is often where salmon hit.


Matthew 25: 35-36 "Out of every 100 men, 10 shouldnt even be there, 80 are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior and he will bring the others back. "No man ever steps in the same river twice"   Heraclitus, 5 B.C

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#6 cphubert

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Posted 05 February 2018 - 07:28 PM

Very nice Piker.  I'll have to get the tube tying stuff out of the closet. Did you ever try boar bristle brushes for a hair supply source? I'm going to cut one up and steam set a curve and try it.



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Posted 05 February 2018 - 07:43 PM

Got a nice piece of boar's fur from Dette Trout in NY a little while back fwiw
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Posted 05 February 2018 - 08:03 PM

Hi chugbug the lads across the pond seem like the hair from the last part over the fence. Long, stiff, curved. My nephew from Alabama sent some, I was thinking about the cheap Chinese boar paint brushes as a source. steam bent over a form like a golden pheasant crest.



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Posted 05 February 2018 - 09:52 PM

Maybe I'm off on it, cp, but the Dette boar piece does have nice long curved hairs with great scraggly ends, I'll post a pic when I get a chance

Here's a pic of one hair

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and one of the bunch

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 09:31 AM

Yep that looks good to me! 



#11 Piker20

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 10:16 AM

Boar will take a nice curve simply ran over your nail or back of scissors. I've never bothered steaming to set but it'll probably work.
Yep, paintbrushes are a good source of feelers. Especially the broad wallpaper brushes. have funny looks if I spend too long in the make-up aisle looking at brushes!!
Matthew 25: 35-36 "Out of every 100 men, 10 shouldnt even be there, 80 are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior and he will bring the others back. "No man ever steps in the same river twice"   Heraclitus, 5 B.C

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MUSTAD The wise anglers choice.

#12 cphubert

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 12:26 PM

Funny Piker you should see the looks I get looking at nail polish colors and checking them with a UV light.



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Posted 06 February 2018 - 01:53 PM

Funny Piker you should see the looks I get looking at nail polish colors and checking them with a UV light.


I was quizzing the women at the hair salon about the uv nail gels and bulk prices etc. Don't think she bought my story it was for flies. Don't go there for haircuts anymore.
Matthew 25: 35-36 "Out of every 100 men, 10 shouldnt even be there, 80 are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior and he will bring the others back. "No man ever steps in the same river twice"   Heraclitus, 5 B.C

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 05:36 PM

I use the uv set nail polish all the time. My girlfriend give me a couple of the colours she no longer uses much any more and I prefer it to my normal head cement. Plus it comes with it's own brush.



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