Linked Tube Flies

 

Salmon Fishing

Trout Fishing

Sea Trout Fishing

Fishing Articles

Fishing Maps

Online Fishing TV

Tandem tube flies for salmon & sea trout

In the article, Micro Tube Flies, we looked at the possibility of utilising the finest metal tubing available, i.e. stainless steel hypodermic needle tubing, for making extremely fine and slim tube flies for salmon and, particularly, sea trout fishing. We chose 19 gauge stainless tubing to make slim tube flies with an outside diameter of 1.1 mm. It is possible, by using 20 gauge tubing, to make tubes with an outside diameter of less than one millimetre, as in the examples below, but anything narrower would, I think, be impractical. Only by using needles is it possible to create slimmer fishing flies.

These micro tubes can, of course be made in various lengths, depending on the quarry and prevailing river conditions. These very slim tube flies also lend themselves very well to being used in tandem, one linked behind the other to create a longer, but still very slim, fly for use in salmon or sea trout fishing.

The photographs below shows a few slim and fairly sparsely dressed micro tube flies, which might be suitable for use as a night time sea trout fly or as a summer salmon fly.

Assorted Micro Tube Flies

The tubes shown above can be linked together very simply by a length of silicone rubber, the same kind of tubing we use to secure the small treble at the rear of the single fly, to create a longer tandem tube fly, which might be useful in the colder water common at the beginning and end of the fishing season, or in higher water conditions in summer.

 

Linked Micro Tube Flies

In conditions of high, coloured water, these slim tube flies can be fished behind a Spinhead, as shown below. See also Tube Flies and, for supplies of fine silicone and PVC tubing, see Tube Fly Tubing

 

Micro Tubes with Spinheads fitted to the front, creating in effect a kind of mini Flying C which, taking sensible safety precautions, may be cast effectively on a double handed salmon fly rod

 

  more fishing articles

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

Slim stainless steel salmon and sea trout flies

 

privacy

The Spinhead ] The Needle Fly 2 ] The Needle Fly 3 ] Grays Needle Tubes ] Needle Tube Flies ] Micro Tubes ] Tube flies ] sea trout fishing ] [ Linked Tube Flies ] Bead Tube Flies ] Flug ] Endrick Sea Trout ] An August Night ] The Sea Trout Fisher ] The Muckle Saumon ] stocking ] religion ] Brown Trout or Sea Trout ] Magus fly ] sea trout decline ] sea trout river ] Memories ] needle shrimp ] fly lines ] spey cast ] spey sea trout ] hill walk ] highland river ] corrie loch ] grays loop ] wading stick ] Inverness fishing ] Aberlour Fishing ] Sea Trout ] Avon sea trout ] steelies ] cascade tube flies ] steelhead needle tubes ] tube fly vise ] blackback tube flies ] catch and release ] salmon fly hooks ] needle tube fish ] Spey salmon and sea trout ] needle tube fly or waddington ] fiery cascade tube fly ] black & silver tube fly ] scottish shrimp flies ] river spey photographs ] wee monkey tube flies ] Irish shrimp tube fly ] cascade step-by-step ] stoats tail ] spring tube flies ] River Nairn ] Mallard & Silver Fly ] black & yellow tube fly ] salmon needle fly ] River Dulnain ] sea trout fly ] Loch Fly ] Willie Gunn tube fly ] black & pink fly ] upside down flies ] magus shrimp fly ] dusty miller fly ] spring green tube fly ] ruddy buck tube fly ] beltra badger tube fly ] minitube flies ] snake tube flies ] summer shrimp flies ] night tube fly ] skye ] lammas shrimp fly ] salmon tingler ] salmon shrimps ] salmon fly depth ]

Trout and Salmon Fishing