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Northwest Tube Fly has moved to a WordPress Blog

Posted by flugfisk on August 3, 2013 in Uncategorized No Comments

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

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Pinky and the Brain

Posted by flugfisk on June 24, 2013 in Uncategorized No Comments

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

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In the round, under the wing

Posted by flugfisk on June 20, 2013 in Uncategorized No Comments

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

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Small Salmon Flies

Posted by flugfisk on March 20, 2013 in Uncategorized No Comments

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

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Step by Step Tube Fly Videos

Posted by flugfisk on March 7, 2013 in Uncategorized No Comments

 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.  

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Christmas Ball Gift Idea

Posted by flugfisk on December 6, 2012 in Uncategorized No Comments

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

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In The Loop – Spinning Flash

Posted by flugfisk on November 29, 2012 in basics Uncategorized No Comments

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

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