Tube flies have been around a long time but are gaining popularity of late in conjunction with some of the massive flies folks are “hucking” with two handed rods. Tube flies do make a lot of sense when tying and fishing Salmon, Steelhead and other fly patterns. We have been working/tying with Eumer, HMH and now Pro-Tube, Tube fly systems. All of these tube fly systems have there merits, and all require a trailing or tube fly hook in order to make them work. In this short video we cover four great tube fly hooks that work with the aforementioned tube fly tying systems.
All of the hooks share a couple of things, they are sharp as hell and have a relatively short shank. When a large fish gives a big head shake, rolls or jumps, shorter hooks reduce the leverage between line and fish. Traditional Salmon and Steelhead hooks with long shanks are great but in our experience do not measure up in terms of holding onto a hooked fish. In addition anglers can swap out dulled hooks with ease.