At The Lochside
Friday, 23 September 2011 | Admin
John Milne of Fly Casting Scotland
Over the last few seasons I have became a great fan of using tube flies for my salmon fishing. As the name implies these flies are dressed on cylindrical tubes of plastic, aluminium, copper and brass. A small piece of silicone tubing links the fly to the hook which is normally a treble but you can also use singles and doubles. When the fish takes, the fly can separate from the hook which I firmly believe has made my hook up to fish landed ratio pretty high as the fish have little leverage to work on. The problem is that you really need to carry a huge range of flies to cover every eventuality that you will come across. Large, small, heavy light and with so many colour combinations where do you draw the line? Well the boffins at Tubeology have come up with the answer. Their fishing system can really help to give you the edge as it gives you the ability to change lures so quickly with versatility unheard of previously. With a Tubeology 24 tube system you get the equivalent combination of 1,084,320 tube flies, spin flies, spinners and flying `C`s`. Of particular interest to salmon and trout anglers is their Scandanavian Kit. This kit has the potential to make 1025 variations of fly from 36 heads and 28 tubes in the pack. Rather than carry boxes upon boxes of flies this pocket size kit will more than fulfil all of your needs. Check out www.tubeology.net for more details.
John can be contacted at www.flycastingscotland.co.uk.