Night Tube Fly

 

A series of simple tube flies for night sea trout fishing

by John Gray

 

Here is a step by step sequence for tying simple sea trout tube flies, dressed on slim stainless steel needle tubes of diameter 1.5 mm. The tube flies consist of no more than a coloured hackle and black squirrel hair wing and are intended for night time sea trout river fishing throughout the summer months. They are very simply dressed. The slim silver tube is left undressed. The hackle gives support for the outer hair wing, helping it stand out from the body of the tube and give more movement. As sea trout cannot distinguish colour at night, the colour of the hackle, which may be selected to taste, is of little importance except in providing a degree of contrast and tonal variation.

Night Tube Flies

Night Tube Flies

Dressing
 

tube: 35mm long stainless steel needle tube, diameter 1.5mm
hackle: coloured hackle tied in under the hair wing
wing: dyed black squirrel tail

 

Night Tube Fly - step 1

Insert tube in tube fly vice and lay a short bed of tying thread

Night Tube Fly - step 1

 

Night Tube Fly - step 2

Tie in an orange hackle. Colour may be varied to taste and for tonal quality.

Night Tube Fly - step 2

 

Night Tube Fly - step 3

Wind a few turns of hackle, trim stalk and tie back to desired angle.

Night Tube Fly - step 3

 

Night Tube Fly - step 4

Tie in a bunch of dyed black squirrel tail hair on the top side of the tube.

Night Tube Fly - step 4

 

Night Tube Fly - step 5

Rotate the vice through 180 degrees and tie in a second bunch of squirrel hair opposite the first. Form a neat head and apply two or three coats of varnish.

Night Tube Fly - step 5

 

The Night Tube Fly 

The Night Tube Fly

 

The Night Tube Fly armed with size 14 treble hook

The Night Tube Fly

 
 

 

 

Sea Trout Night Tube Flies

 

Night Tube Fly - Black and Orange

Black & Orange Night Tube fly

 

Night Tube Fly - Black and Pink

Black & Pink Night Tube fly

 

Night Tube Fly - Black and Blue

Black & Blue Night Tube fly

 

Night Tube Fly - Black and Yellow

Black & Yellow Night Tube fly

 

 

The same tube flies as they might appear at night to the sea trout

Night Tube Flies

 

For more information on Salmon, Trout and Sea Trout Flies, see Trout and Salmon Flies

 

 

 

Resources

Grays of Kilsyth

Salmon Flies

Trout Flies

Fly Fishing Knots

Salmon Fishing Scotland

Trout Fishing Scotland

Sea Trout Fishing

Sea Trout Flies

Tube Flies

The Tube Fly Shop

Salmon Recipes

 

 
 Slim stainless steel salmon and sea trout flies
 
 

HMH Tube Fly Tool

 

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