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Fish Finder said:
First thing is, if you damage or dull a hook but not the tie you can simply change the hook and keep swinging the same fly. :cheers:

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Good point, Is there fly box's that hold tubes ? are they any harder to tie then your regular flies ?
 

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Get a regular box from walmart that they use for spoon fishing and the like. Also, you don't have to use a hook with a long shank (as you would for a long bodied regular fly) which decreases leverage for the fish and so they tend to stay hooked.
 

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I love gammy hooks, and being able to use them on flies is great.

Tubes can be fun, it's easier to switch hooks than with a stinger or trailer set-up. Cost can be cheaper than using a wadington shank or cut hook. and you can make the tube as long as you want. If you do want to buck up a buck or 2 and want some weight, you can get brass tubes, I haven't played with them yet, but I know Rick has.
 

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I also made some on cotter pin flies that were really ugly but cheaper than metal tubes. The salmon didn't mind, but no steelhead all the way to the beach yet...
 

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I do some tubes but haven't fallen in love with them...I tie a stinger loop on my normal shanks and cut the regular hook off..I think you have a better chance of landing the fish with a stinger or tube then you do with your standard hook as they can pop the standard one easier, also you can switch off your hook easily if it's damaged or dulled too much to resharpen...
 
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