|We specialize in salmon and steelhead patterns because
very often in our travels we had too often come across
places where high quality flies were hard to come by,
especially during the peak seasons. Making sure that
fishermen were well prepared for their next fishing tour
was a must!
We actually began selling flies, first locally (since 1988),
then on the Internet close to fifteen years ago (ADIPOS
FLYTYING). We are proud to have many regular and
The Canadian Tube Fly Company was introduced as a
separate site (from (ADIPOS FLYTYING) because of a
great void we noticed in the industry. Though tube flies
had been used for years in Europe, they were still (and in
some ways continue to be) a rather new concept to fly
tiers in North America. We worked hard (and continue to)
at taking the traditional style of tube flies and redevelop
both standard patterns, as well as created brand new
flies that are specifically made for steelhead and salmon
along the west coast of North America. We offered these
flies for sale, tying each order as they came in and
offering all of the over 135 patterns on several different
types of tubes.
In 2009, we began to go into a new direction. Fly
sales were going fantastically well. In fact we had a
tough time filling orders with the local tyers we
employed. At the same time, we had a growing demand
to offer tube tying materials that we used in our own fly
production. For 4 years we balanced a company that sold
custom tied tube flies as well as an ever growing range of
both tube fly tying products and traditional (fur and
feather) items. Soon sales for supplies were much
greater than sales for custom tubes.
We had a decision to make as a company. Either we had
to stop offering custom tied flies to fishermen or "shop
out" our tying from local, well paid commercial tiers, to
overseas shops that used questionable labour practices
and treatment of tyers and often created flies of poor
quality. We chose to focus all of our efforts into supplying
tiers with the materials they need to produce their own
tubes and to work. We also chose to concentrate our
time on creating material (videos and articles) to help
new and experienced tube tiers with their own projects.
We have also left up all of our original pictures of the
over 135 patterns we used to sell.
Now, 2018! Because of huge demand, and because of
many personal requests, we are now offering a Limited
Series run of tubes! These will be seasonal and will only
be available when the tied flies are in stock.
We know that these tubes are not inexpensive. They are
hand tied by members of our Pro Staff in Canada! They
are the same flies many of our Pro Staffers use on their
limited days on the river. They are so well built that we
often only use one two or three flies in a full day of
fishing. They are not the old traditional favourites. They
are patterns that are innovative and incorporate the
latest material and techniques that we are using on our
We encourage you to take a closer look at our site.
Whether you are a beginner, an avid fly fisherman, or
even if you are also a fly tyer, there is something for
everyone on this site!