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Old 15-07-2017, 16:11
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I have had a conversation today, with a very experienced Sea Trout Fisher and Fly Dresser, with reference to dressing top an bottom of the tube.

He suggested that a tube fly dressed with equal length top and bottom would tend to fish on its side!

The suggestion is that the top dressing should always be longer than the bottom dressing to achieve correct positional movement, i.e. with the wing perpendicular to the water.

All constructive comments would be appreciated.

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Old 15-07-2017, 16:58
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Unless the dressing is exactly (within reason) split top & bottom the I have found that tubes can spin a lot in the water causing line twist. Can be counteracted to some extent by using a single hook rather than a treble at the business end. I try any fly I am putting on my leader in daylight as have had a couple of "sideways swimmers" in the past!
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Old 15-07-2017, 17:18
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Unless the dressing is exactly (within reason) split top & bottom the I have found that tubes can spin a lot in the water causing line twist. Can be counteracted to some extent by using a single hook rather than a treble at the business end. I try any fly I am putting on my leader in daylight as have had a couple of "sideways swimmers" in the past!
Cheers Sawyer.

That is exactly what the other chap said.

Are you using the circle c single hooks and, if so, what size and type do you suggest.

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Old 16-07-2017, 11:05
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If you want to dress a tube with a long wing on the bottom as well as the top then you better off tying the wing all the way around the tube so you have equal proportions top, bottom and sides this way it does not matter how the tube fishes as there is no top and bottom.
I prefer to dress mine with a shorter bunch of hackle or pinch of fox on the bottom to around half the length of the tube
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Old 16-07-2017, 15:52
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If you want to dress a tube with a long wing on the bottom as well as the top then you better off tying the wing all the way around the tube so you have equal proportions top, bottom and sides this way it does not matter how the tube fishes as there is no top and bottom.
I prefer to dress mine with a shorter bunch of hackle or pinch of fox on the bottom to around half the length of the tube
Cheers Alun.

I can see the advantage of dressing all the way round.

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Old 17-07-2017, 09:39
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If you want to dress a tube with a long wing on the bottom as well as the top then you better off tying the wing all the way around the tube so you have equal proportions top, bottom and sides this way it does not matter how the tube fishes as there is no top and bottom.
I prefer to dress mine with a shorter bunch of hackle or pinch of fox on the bottom to around half the length of the tube
I would second that

Holly; for the single hooks try the partridge nordic tube singles. They are perfect. Sizes 8-4 being the most useful.

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Old 17-07-2017, 10:03
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I would second that

Holly; for the single hooks try the partridge nordic tube singles. They are perfect. Sizes 8-4 being the most useful.

TT.
Cheers TT, it is very nice to know that you can always get constructive advice from this forum, very much appreciated.

Regards, HH.
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Old 17-07-2017, 15:00
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I tend to use size 4/6 short shank carp hooks when needed, also like the Loop tube doubles, pricey though
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Old 17-07-2017, 15:06
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Cheers TT, it is very nice to know that you can always get constructive advice from this forum, very much appreciated.

Regards, HH.
My pleasure

Have posted these before, but you may find these links of use/interest:

http://www.hairrigs.com/coarse-carp-...-rapier-series

http://www.nashtackle.co.uk/products/view/fang-gaper

http://www.partridge-of-redditch.co....ic-tube-single

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