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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-06-2007, 09:24 AM Thread Starter
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DVD: Tube flies

Just ordered a new DVD on Tube Flies. Will write a review as soon I receive it. Check it out http://www.westriverpub.com/dvds_tube.html
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Cool! I am having fun with it now since I haven't even seen a book on it yet.
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Thanks ...

Just ordered it ... waiting for the new one from scandinavia to come out.

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Frödin tubeflies dvd

If your interested in tubeflies you should really check out Mikael Frödins (Guideline) DVD -Modern Salmon Flies - tubes.

Allthough the patterns are for atlantic salmon I´m sure you can adapt it to steelhead - the tying technique´s the same.

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Is the English version of Frodin's vid out?

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Rick Kustich Tube Flies DVD Review

Generally, in the absence of a vise and tying material in my presence, I fall asleep while watching a fly tying video. This time I did not. Rick Kustich simplifies and details tying six flies - white bunny spey, gurgler (dry fly), bunny leach, marabou spey, egg suckling tube and purple october in 58 minutes. Watching this was followed by a visit to my local fly store and acquiring the HMH fly tying tool kit, tubes, hooks, and enough tying material for less than sixty bucks. While tying, I realized that Kustich has presented flies that are easy to tie and each fly does not require more than 4-5 material, including wire and tinsel. This kept costs low and helped a first time tube fly tier to taste success with absolutely no frustration. He focused on techniques that helped me to tie my own version of bunny spey (the first tube fly I tied), gurgler and the marabou spey, even though I felt that the last had very little room for improvement.

The DVD does not include specific detailed discussion on different types of tubes - metal vs. plastic (even though tying with both material was demosntrated), fishing conditions for using those flies, history of tube flies, etc. However the current issue of Fly Fisherman magazine has an excellent article on this by John Nagy. I would have also liked to see how those flies fished in the water (like Dana's speypages videos).

Kustich's idea is 'cut to the chase' tying for the beginner tube fly tier and he has been very successful in doing this. Now that I have the technique in my comfort zone, tomorrow night will be spent on tying some of favorite spey patterns like the steelhead coachman. And if all's quiet on the domestic front, my flies will be tested on steelhead waters this weekend.
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Kustich's idea is 'cut to the chase' tying for the beginner tube fly tier and he has been very successful in doing this. Now that I have the technique in my comfort zone, tomorrow night will be spent on tying some of favorite spey patterns like the steelhead coachman. And if all's quiet on the domestic front, my flies will be tested on steelhead waters this weekend.
Spey, many thanks for your heads up review. Just ordered mine and looking forward to watching it. Looking forward to breaking in my Ekich bobbins that just showed up by tying some tubes in the New Year! (thanks to a forum member for the tip on the Ekich bobbins!)
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Just wanted to give this a "bump" and to see what others thought about the Kustich DVD, once they got it and gave it a spin.

Are there other DVD's that can be recommended for tube beginners possibly?

On the reading front and whhile I can't afford both books right this moment, which would be a better choice for the novice tube tier, Tube Flies or Tube Flies Two (by Mark and Les) ?

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kustich video

personally im rather beginner when it comes to tight ties, but i viewed this video and didnt think there was much to think about en total. my 2 cents from a guy who tries to see/read everything. i thought the frodin video was much more informative and interesting, albeit part infomercial of his colored tubes and turbo heads etc.

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