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  1. #1
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    Default Tube Fly Swap

    Anyone interested in a "tube fly" swap? I just started tying tube flies so open to all experience levels. Join by June 15. Flies due by July 15. Flies will be mailed back after July 15.

    1. Bill Houk - Atlantic Salmon Fly - Done
    2. Sjo Crapels - Received
    3. Allan -Popsicles - received
    4. Bob9 Received
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    Thanks,
    Bill Houk
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    I'll play Bill! Thinking of a pattern, will name a pattern ASAP.

    Greets
    Sjo
    Let the fly be with you....

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    Okay. Count me in. Some type of Woolly Bugger or Zonker tube fly.

    Allan

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    Looks interesting. I've never done any, but I will give it a try. Count me in with a "Kreelex Tube Fly." I'll have to use bead chain eyes, in place of dumbbells.

    Bob


    Went ahead and ordered dumbbell eyes.
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    HELP!
    I've a question that maybe some of you experienced with 'tubes' can answer: Okay, so I've done the following: A)Cut the ends off a plastic Q-Tip and am left with about 2 inches of tube; B)Created a small 'collar' on one end by carefully using a lighter; C)Placed a heavy needle (it is about 5 inches long) into the tube with the 'collar' on the left side; Placed the left end of the needle into the jaws of the vise. Now the dilemma - Although very little, the space between the needle and tube is enough to enable the tube to spin around the needle which makes wrapping the thread just about impossible. Without the use of a specific tool for 'tying a tube fly', how do you keep the tube from spinning? Oh, I'm right handed. Anyone resemble this situation, lol?

    Allan

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    I've read that felting needles work. They are tapered and bent on the end in a 90. Still trying to find them locally. Nothing at our small Hobby Lobby, but on their website. Walmart lists them on-line, too.

    Bob

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