Tied some flies last year with the body on one tube and the wing on another, it worked pretty well. Also had some where just the tag where on a separate tube. Advantages on both of the method is that the hook is not attached to the part of the tube where the wing are, so the wing will not get hooked behind the hookbend.prairiespey said:Curious if anyone else is exploring Modular tube systems- ie- interchangable front and rear ends on patterns?
A few years ago as I was preparing to head up to the Skeena system, Les Johnson gave me a box of his tube flies to take. He warned me that certain tribs were likely to "go out" but to continue fishing them down to 1' of vis. He suggested simply stringing together tubes to make something quite visable. He suggested marabou combinations in black, red, and black and black, green, and black. All of these were on 1" to 1 1/2" plastic tubes.
I'll have to check that out.prairiespey said:JD- Evergreen Styrene( hobby modelling tube) is what you are after- the OD of each size- fits the ID of the next size up- so you can stack/create tapers etc very easily. Hobby brass and aluminium tube also plays well
btw. Evergreen takes a nice hand formed bend as well- nice for big stone patterns
hope that makes sense