View Full Version : tube fly tying

04-06-2009, 06:27 PM
I'm just getting started with tube tying and wanted to see if any body has any experience / tips to share ..
so far the streamer patterns have had a nice welcome by the clinch trout.

04-06-2009, 08:21 PM
I've read the stuff on Moffitt Angling, and I understand that the purpose here is to lessen the damage to the fish, but I just can't get past the non-traditional style of these things.

Don't object to tying with foam and synthetics though!


04-08-2009, 09:58 AM
I don't know what the moffit fly would be classified as but it's not a tube fly . what i'm talking about is the tube fly originally developed in europe way back and used for salmon . It's really very versatile and has several advantages [specially the compound tube concept] and the fact some flys have better profile and action.
I am intrigued by the moffit system and will probably try it out.

04-08-2009, 10:35 AM
what is tube tying? Could you post a picture of a tube fly. I would like to know what this is.

04-08-2009, 11:01 AM
I've been experimenting with them a little bit. Tyed some on Q-tip tubes with Oxygen cannula tubing to hold the hook eye. Tied some different tail sections on the hooks to switch out with the tube.
Havent come to any conclusion that I like them any better than standard streamers.