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Modular tube intruders

Modular Intruders

(apologies in advance for the links rather than pics, as there seems to be a problem with this 'new' photobucket format which I haven't quite sussed out yet!!)

Range of ‘modules’ – so far

http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/w...ruders/mi1.jpg



http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/w...ruders/mi2.jpg



http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/w...ruders/mi3.jpg



Beads & hook

http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/w...ruders/mi4.jpg



First assembly onto leader: beads, green & chartreuse, bead spacers as ‘body’, and black

http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/w...ruders/mi5.jpg



And how it will appear when fished

http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/w...ruders/mi6.jpg


Black & purple assembly

http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/w...ruders/mi7.jpg



And its appearance as fished

http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/w...ruders/mi8.jpg



And with an added blue module

http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/w...ruders/mi9.jpg



A black & orange assembly

http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/w...uders/mi10.jpg



Take this lot to the riverside:

http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/w...uders/mi11.jpg



And the possibilities are endless


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Incredible!! I have been fishing some palmered rabbit strip flesh fly morsles like that in a "modular" setup. I like how I can mix and match colors for the look that the fish are after. I have never tried a "modular intruder" before but they will definately be on hand for my next outing. Thanks for the post. Great looking ties.

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Wow! Not sure whether this was your idea, or an extension of someone else's, but in any case, kudos to whoever thought of it, and to you for showing us the system. I have been looking for a reason to try tube flies, and you may have just tipped me over.

Great job! Thanks again.

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Wow! Not sure whether this was your idea, or an extension of someone else's, but in any case, kudos to whoever thought of it, and to you for showing us the system. I have been looking for a reason to try tube flies, and you may have just tipped me over.

Great job! Thanks again.

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Modularity has been independently 'conceived' by a number of folks for as long...

I've been playing around with it for over thirty years!

This is just an extension of those ideas.

I've some more 'in the tank' yet! & variations will be tried in just less than 4 months time on some grabby nookies!!

Thanks for the good feedback, guys!


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Modular tubes

Great! I started stacking tubes onto each other last year while on a fly-in chinook trip out of necessity to make larger patterns. It worked really well, and I thought at the time to make up a box of stackable patterns. I totally forgot about that until reading this thread! Now I can go tie that box up...
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WOW, fabulous
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That is too cool!! How about an sbs of how you're making the modules?
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Very cool idea........!
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Fiddled around with this before too but always ended up with massive flies no matter how small I tried to make the parts. For chinook it makes alot of sense. Hadn't thought of that because I haven't fly fished for them before but where I live they are big and early season; water is always dirty. Big profile would work well I would think. I have also played around with the actual hook on a tube fly. Make your front tube black for example and then the hook that goes into the junction tubing you can do some up with chartreuse rabbit strip, some with blue etc. Just has to be something short that fits on the small bait type hooks. Maribou tails in different colors on the hook is another idea. I have also heard of people who put a small tube sleeve on a variety of cone sizes and colors melting them on like normal. Then you can change up the sink rate of the fly or go cone vs disc etc. Gives you some other options for playing around with adaptability. Haven't actually gotten around to tying up a whole system like you have done.
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really like these!!! and i love the illusion of bulk in the individual pieces
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Hi Mike

You are the man !!!!!!!!
Very good idea for 1 or 2 or 3 tube rig.
Mike thanks for sharing for us .


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I was fishing on the Margaree last year and a gentleman (93 years) tried to explain to me how to do this. Now I see. Really nice set up.
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Thanks Mike!
Simple ideas are always the best!

My best memories are not too old!!
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Thanks for the kind comments, guys!!

I'll be making up a whole range of these modular tubes, and the ones I have shown so far are rather simple with just a short length of fine plastic tube, a dubbing ball and a soft hackle, and then flash over.

I'll be doing some more with added materials, including gadwall, Amherst tail, ostrich, grizzly hackle tips, JC etc.

There is the possibility of replacing the plastic beads with brass ones, and even coneheads.

May even consider a deer hair head for skating versions....

A very flexible system...




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such a solid idea. thanks for the graphics! i plan on using this style of bug this fall during the flesh grab....

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