Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: British Columbia, Canada fishing the West Kootenays mighty Columbia, Dean, and the Clearwater
One other method you may want to try is to slide your leader through the tube, then slip a small bead onto the leader. What you can do next may or may not sit well. Some think that the knot is the weak point, I find the perfection loop quite strong.
Tie a long perfection loop, this will allow the hook to sit futher back, the longer the loop the further back it sits. Now to attach the hook, use the doubled over perfection loop, slip the entire loop through the eye of the hook push it all the way over the bend of the hook and then pull it up tight, it will lasso or act like a noose on the hook eye.
The lasso will also help keep the hook on the horizontal plane rather than swinging wildly in an open loop.
What you have now is a hook that is far enough back with the bead holding at the knot allowing further hook placement.
Try the double tube fly approach.........you have a fly that will dance like a hoola girl
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Last edited by Norseman; 09-20-2004 at 12:15 PM.