I have recently transformed this blog into a WordPress blog. Wanting more flexibility and customizable options I choose to use WordPress. The Northwest Tube Fly blog can be accessed using www.northwesttubefly.net and www.northwesttubefly.com respectively. So please head on over to the new and updated Northwest Tube Fly blog and be sure to bookmark the new
I was trying some different things when using the “in the round, under the wing” style of tying a hair wing tube fly when I came up with this pattern that I call, “Pinky and the Brain”. I’m not going to do a complete step by step walk through, instead I have compiled the images
This blog post will be dedicated not to a specific fly pattern but instead to a style which I like to use. I call this style, “in the round, under the wing”. I really enjoy tying in the round. Using spun Arctic Fox with Rhea and Amherst it is very easy to make a lively
Previously I showed how to modify a tube fly vise adapter to fit more snugly and securely in a Regal vise. This minor modification also allows you to use the Regal vise as a rotary vise as well. The only draw back that I found was that the length of the pins forced me to
As this blog approaches 10,000 hits (it’s around 9,500 right now) I wanted to do something to say thank you to everyone who has taken the time to view this blog and some of it’s posts. So I will hold a Tube Fly Tying Competition, and the winner will receive a free Scientific Angler Atlantic
These are some smaller salmon flies I tied on some Tiemco 7999 Size 12 hooks. Some of the materials used on these flies were pink or purple dyed raccoon, natural colored squirrel tale, saddle hackles and a couple of these flies received Arctic Fox in their wing. The fly below is larger and was tied
I haven’t been able to publish my latest articles as quickly as I had hoped. I have several articles in the works and hope to find the time to start publishing them shortly. I the mean time I thought I would share this link to Canadian Tube Fly Company’s step by step tube fly videos.
Recently I was visiting a friend and he had a clear Christmas ball on his Christmas tree with a small salmon fly inside of it. He said it had been given to him as a gift and suggested that I do the same. I have a large family so this immediately seemed like a great
There are many different ways to add flash to a fly. How one applies the flash and how much flash is used is entirely up to the person sitting at the vise and what they are trying to accomplish with that particular fly. In this article I’m going to demonstrate some of the ways to
Just thought I would share a slideshow with some of the tubes I have been tying during this holiday weekend.