Here’s another installment in a series of videos called “One-Minute Fly-Tying Tips and Techniques” from Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions. Each video will teach a single tying skill, from the most basic to the advanced. Ultimately, the series will serve as a sort of encyclopedia of tying skills that will be a valuable resource for anyone who sits down at a vise to create a fly.
In the first part of a new series on tube flies, Tim explains the advantages of these patterns over traditional streamers. The tube allows for a shorter hook, which gives the angler a mechanical advantage during the fight, and because the pattern tied on the tube slides up the tippet, you can remove hooks easier and even replace them.