|Egret Prop Tubes
|Tube tyers have been using many tricks over the years to create patterns with
bigger profiles in the water. Too often delicate feathers and fur will often become
matted down while in the current, giving a tube fly a slim look. We created the Egret
Prop Tube to not only create a bigger look with your favourite patters but also to
give it better action. If materials can be "pushed" or "propped" up away from the
actual tube , the fly will have more fibers and barbs that will flair out and "dance" in
10 tubes (5 - 1 inch "Single Prop" Tubes and 5 - 2 inch "Double Prop" Tubes) plus plastic insertion tubes and junction tubing.
|Here are a few of our patterns with some "under-carriage"
pictures. You can see that the globs of glue hold up the
feathers or fur that are tied in front of them. Many tiers
over the years have achieved a similar effect using a ball
of dubbing. The effect is similar, though the glue balls are
much harder and way more durable than soft dubbing!
10 - 1 inch "Single Prop" Tubes plus plastic insertion tubes and junction tubing.
10 - 2 inch "Double Prop" Tubes plus plastic insertion tubes and junction tubing.
|Tube tyers for years have battled over how to make a
larger profile tube while still tying with soft, flowing
feathers and fur. Too often our beautiful creations are
compressed into a small leach looking fly in the current!
|Take a look at
tied on an Egret