Now that you have everything you need to fish with a tube.....how
does it all go together? Of course, this is an area where ones own
personal preferences come into play. Here are three techniques we
use for fishing with a tube......

Technique Two:
This is the most common way to use a tube fly.
STEP ONE:
Slide your tube fly on. This picture is
of a bare tube, yours will be a bit
more tricky because of the feathers
and fur.
STEP TWO:
Slide your junction tube on the
line.
STEP THREE:
Tie on your hook.
STEP FOUR:
Twist the junction tube onto
the end of the tube.
STEP FIVE:
Pull your line so that the eye
of the hook is securely in the
junction tube
For longer, "webbier" patterns,
we'll often use an extra long
section of junction
tube.....another possibility
Technique Three:
This is also a great way to fish a tube. The loop
allows you to change damaged hooks quickly
STEP ONE:
Thread the line through your tube and then
a bead. Create a knotted loop at least 1.5
inches long. Trim the knot and wedge the
bead over the knot. Make sure that the
bead can not slip over the knot.
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How to Fish a Tube
STEP
TWO:
Thread
the loop
through the
eye of
STEP Three:
Pull your
loop over
the point of
the hook
STEP
FOUR:
Pull your
line tight.
STEP FIVE:
Give your line
another pull to
tighten
everything up
Junction tubes (also known as hook sleeves) are an important part of the whole tube
fly package. Without a reasonably secure connection between your tube and hook,
your overall fly will not cast, flow, or fish the way you intended it.

While testing new patterns the last few seasons, I have moved away from the usual
way on connecting the tube and the hook. It began when I start using
Flex Tube as a
junction tube instead of just using it for actual tube patterns. Now available in over
20 colours, both opaque and transparent,
Flex Tube adds an extra dimension to your
fly. Not only does it work as a fabulous junction tube (because of its flexibility and
temperature resistant properties) it also gives that extra splash of either vibrant or
subtle colour to your pattern.

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Technique One:
Inserting a liner tube to the back of the tube
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Squeeze on your Flex Tube an add your hook.