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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-25-2001, 06:58 AM Thread Starter
 
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Does anyone want to offer a recipe for tying dry flies in a tube style?  Plastic tubes?  Deer or foam?  TMC 105?  Anyone ever try the Partridge Double Salmon?  Perhaps that would be too heavy.  I use tube flies on sink tips but never with a dry line.....but I want to start.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-25-2001, 06:54 PM Thread Starter
 
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I tie a lot of tubes for wet flies, and haven't even considered trying dries.  Are there any proven steelhead dry patterns that don't involve spinning hair?  I would try using a plastic tube with a small treble with one barb or point cut off for the hook.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-26-2001, 11:07 AM Thread Starter
 
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Over here we have a pattern called the yellow dolly .Its originator is Derek Knowles a salmon angler in the far North of Scotland ,youll find the dressing in Falkus ,s Salmon ,Derek even wrote arather nice book featuring his dry fly methods but the title escapes me and the book is somewhere inthe house but chaos reigns Chez Wren ... the dressing is fairly simple .anarrow tube <the one that comes with WD40does nicely> tomake dressing easy cut tube too length after tieing . At rear of tube make a small bead of thread then flair a skirt of bucktail ( >- ) yellow tie off . then at the head end do the same but with black bucktail (>->) there you go grease it and the hook , we use fine wire trebles , It does take Atlantics when "scratched Acroos the lies Apologies cant do better with the illistrations -in brackets , havent got the techno brains /skills yet Andy w from london UK
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-26-2001, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
 
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There are a couple patterns shown in the Mandell&Johnson book Tube Flies.
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Leroy......................
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-27-2001, 12:54 AM Thread Starter
 
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Hi Andy.
Is the book called Salmon on The Dry Fly?  I have just reread it. I tried Yellow Dollies on the Brora but the grilse were running to hard to stop.
 
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-27-2001, 11:37 AM Thread Starter
 
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Willie , hope the Burma road didnt do you in , yes the book is that one , they do work but these days I , d rather fish a golden olive bumble ginked T.F as my Irsh friends would say . Next ime try the tail of the madman you often get runners resting there for a wee breather ! Lordy I wish I was up there now instead stuck in sweaty London until a breif trip to the Teifi , next weekend , with a group if anglers out of my little tackle store .. regards to you all out there in Spey casting land !!
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-27-2001, 11:15 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hi Andy
What is the dressing for a golden olive bumble.
I tried the Madman, Style, Stonies & Benzie but they didn't like my little yellow speed boat.
 
It looked good.
 
 
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-04-2001, 10:52 AM Thread Starter
 
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When I'm feeling more pragmatic than traditional, I've started running 3 or 4 sets of rubber legs through a foam bar with a needle, and then threading the resulting "fly" onto my tippet, also with a needle.  Then tie a short shank, light wire hook to your tippet.  Ugly but unsinkable and apparently tasty to steelhead.
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