Minitube Flies

Needle Tubes and Tube Flies

Minitube flies for summer salmon and sea trout fly fishing dressed on fine stainless steel needle tubes

by John Gray


Minitube Flies


A small selection of minitube flies are shown below, intended for summer salmon and sea trout fishing in lowish water during the day or at night for the sea trout. They are dressed on ultra slim stainless steel needle tubes, outside diameter 1.5 mm and in lengths of 10 and 15 mm


Minitube Salmon Fly


Salmon Minitube Fly


Dressed on Grays Needle Tubes, ultra slim stainless steel tubes with an outside diameter of only 1.5 mm, the small tubes are intended for salmon and sea trout fishing in the low flows of summer. Dressed here on needle tubes of length 10 mm and 15 mm, they will fish more deeply than plastic or aluminium tube flies but higher in the water than copper or brass. They are also much slimmer than conventional metal tube flies and require no body dressing on the slim stainless steel tube body. Below are just a few very simply dressed examples.


Black and Silver Minitube

Mini Tube Fly


Cascade Minitube Fly

Cascade Mini Tube Fly


Willie Gunn Minitube Fly

Willie Gunn Mini Tube Fly


Black & Pink Minitube Fly

Minitube Fly


See also How to make a knot guard (or swing tube) for a Free Swinging Tube Fly Hook

Book - Sea Trout Nights




A small selection of summer salmon and sea trout minitubes

Mini Tube Flies


More Salmon Mini Tube Flies dressed on 10mm Needle Tubes

Minitube Flies



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

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