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Thanks for viewing my first blog. For more info about my guide service view www.bcflyguide.com or if you have questions about flyfishing Vancouver Island in general please feel free to ask. This site's all about Flyfishing Vancouver Island with some great pictures from guided & personal fishing trips, new flies I'm tying, whats new & all that other good stuff related to casting a fly on island waters! Flyfishing, guiding and my passion for this sport is always growing. I hope this blog will assist those of you in keeping up on what I'm up to here, and why I think Vancouver Island BC is so under rated for it's Flyfishing opportunities. Thanks for visiting and come again, regards.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Kens Tube Flies

Here is a pic I received from a friend who loves using my marabou tubes! He had recently purchased some of these flies from me for his Steelhead ventures abound. This style of marabou tube fly is the one that we lived by for many years as a wet pattern for Steelhead in the Skeena area and Vancouver Island. I tie these flies to fish, guide & sell in many color combos weighted and unweighted on plastic tubes. I use cone heads for weight and traditionally used lead eyes. I found that the lead eyes actually worked great compared to tying them on hooks, tied on the plastic tube they didn't move around or break off like they did when fishing them on hooks. There has been many a Steelhead hooked & landed with these patterns. They're lively action and suppleness makes them irresistable once a Steelhead pics them up. I found using supple flies in slow moving cold water was by far the best approach as with more rigid flies it seemed that if a fish bumped them and the fisherman wasn't on the hookup right away the Steelhead would let go of the fly quickly! With soft materials it seemed as though if a fish took a whack at your fly it didn't let go but instead just kept chewing and pulling on the fly wanting it more & more!!  When a fish has all the time in the world to feel your fly out like on a slow swing, soft flies are certainly more effective. Think about this next time your fishing that slow tank where Steelhead live. Want some Steelhead tube flies for your Steelhead ventures, look no further, I have a great selection of patterns to choose from in marabou, arctic fox, bunny leaches & more. Contact me anytime at flyguide@telus.net to place your order :)