At Deneki Outdoors, we love tube flies. If you have swung flies with us at Alaska West or late season Rapids Camp, odds are you have seen first hand why we are big fans of tube flies. Here are 4 reasons why we love them!
- Easier to cast. Being made out of a tube, this fly easily leaves the water. No weight of the hook shank here. Great for beginners learning to spey cast.
- Can use different hook sizes on the same fly. You can adjust the hooks you use based on the fish you are chasing. The same fly can be swung for King Salmon and Steelhead, with a different size hook on each.
- Flies last longer. As long as you don’t put them in a tree, the flies should last longer. Even if the hook gets damaged, you can add a new hook and keep fishing the same fly.
- Better hooked to land ratio. By using a small hook that is able to break away from the fly itself (the fly can slide up and down the line) you don’t let the fish get extra leverage that it could use to dislodge the hook during some intense head-shakes.
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