The Canadian Tube Fly Company
Tube Flies, Where Do I A
When I got into tube flies over a decade ago, things were much clearer. You
had a tube, usually from a Q-Tip or a BIC pen, and you tied your fur and
feather on it to make it look like something a steelhead or salmon might be
interested in. The way you secured the tube in your vice was with a small
diameter finishing nail or a large needle, put the point into the front of the
tube and then secure that point into your standard (a.k.a. normal)
vise. It wasn’t brain surgery, and quite frankly, it still isn’t. Like all
thing fishing, and especially fly fishing, there are some tried and true
methods, some fantastic new developments, and some ideas that are
masked as original thoughts.

By Stuart Anderson