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Dumb question maybe. If you lose a hook on somebodys submerged 80lb test salmon line or anyway else, how do you keep the tube fly from sliding off the line and losing it?
 
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Actually a small bobber stop that is large enough to fit into the hookkeeper tubing but too small to fit through the tube the fly is tied on will work.
 

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JR SPEY said:
Actually a small bobber stop that is large enough to fit into the hookkeeper tubing but too small to fit through the tube the fly is tied on will work.
Or a nail knot large enough to stop the tube just above the knot you have used to attach the hook.
 

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jam a toothpick inside the tube and you'll get the fly back often

Or put on a small bead and tie a loop knot, they break in the loop most often and the knot structure will hold the bead, thus the fly. Downside is the hook will swing around on a loop knot if you mind that. I find loop knots to be weaker than other knots so there's a trade off.
 

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At least for Atlantic Salmon, the hooks used in tube flies are usually fairly small, and often the chances are, that you are able to pull the hook straight with your leader strength. If not, then one loses both the hook and the fly. But on the other hand, if conventional fly tied into a hook was used, then as the hook was lost/damaged, the whole fly would be history. So I usually use tubes when fishing deep just for this reason, and change the hook after too solid a snag.
 
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