|Hook Hang Down is a major issue to many tube fly fishermen. Many believe that certain fish
believe that they hit from behind. This debate, I'm sure will go on for many years to come,
and as with most things, everyone has their own opinion. Tube flies are prone to one weakness;
if a pattern is not well thought out and balanced, the extra weigh of the hook will pull down
the back of the fly making your pattern sink with the butt of the fly going down like a
World War two freighter and the head of the fly towards the sky. This in itself would seem a
logical problem if in fact the fish you are targeting are striking from the rear or side. With
the hook hanging down, the chance that the fish will strike the actual pattern and miss the
hook is a great possibility.
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|By Stuart Anderson