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so, I was recently given a couple tube flies in 3 patterns called russian bullets, ever use one for steelhead? I really don't get a warm feeling for them... they work? I have never seen one before today.
 
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why wouldent they work?
Russian Bullets?
Russian Stuff ALWAYS Works.
 
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I don't know, some things don't look right.... theses are one of those things for me:confused:
 
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Tube flys look fine to me, Ive never seen the Russian Bullet Patern Though. Ive seen Greeen Butt Tube and that is what my old Neighbor caught Steelhead on.
 
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the russian bullets I believe are a canadian pattern, got them from a canadian guide... and unfortunatley TB, the year and a half I worked in Russian/Siberia.. the only thing that worked were the poor people.. nothing else worked.. the food was sour, the gas was full of water, the people were exploited and men who were already rich.... made all the money, but the girls were a lot prettier than the girls I saw in the soviet era cartoons I used to watch as a kid! Oh little olga isn't too hard on the eyes!!! Do you fly fish TB?
 
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I have a Cousin Named Olga. Lol

Pshhhhht I wish, I know how to and Everything but I dont have a flyrod or Reel.

I had a reel and I put it on my Spinning rod and caught Brooders at Salish ponds, And my dads Profesional Fishermand friend from Russia came and He let me use his flyrod. And I caught some Bluegill at Bluelake.

But other then that Thats all the times Ihave had woth the flyrod, I know how to do the Basic Overhead cast and Roll cast a little, Mend line and thats it.
 
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The fly fishing shop in Welches has been selling and usuing the tube flies for years on the Sandy and Descutes. They kind of remind me of hoochies only with feathers and other material rather than plastic. Same idea.
 
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tube flys revisisted

tube flys revisisted

Had 2 hook-ups and 1 hard hit at the hatchery at sandy yesterday on the tube flies.... in 45 minutes, then nothing for the next 6 hours, not bad gear but they cast a little different.
 
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Had 2 hook-ups and 1 hard hit at the hatchery at sandy yesterday on the tube flies.... in 45 minutes, then nothing for the next 6 hours, not bad gear but they cast a little different.

Good to read. They do take a little getting used to at first. halibuthitman, Do you Bobber/Float fish?
 
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I have with a lot of roe, but never really got into the jig thing, a lot of people talk like jig fishing is a new style that works better... but it is exactly the same as nymps with a strike indicator... nothin new there, I was really suprise by how easy the hatchery portion of the sandy is to flyfish, I had been told to go to oxbow becouse its more fly- friendly, but I thought where I was was great flywater. :D
 
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I have with a lot of roe, but never really got into the jig thing, a lot of people talk like jig fishing is a new style that works better... but it is exactly the same as nymps with a strike indicator... nothin new there,



Was lead before plastic or rubber?

Your preaching to the Choir on this. I was more wondering if you've tried tubes under a float?








I was really suprise by how easy the hatchery portion of the sandy is to flyfish, I had been told to go to oxbow becouse its more fly- friendly, but I thought where I was was great flywater. :D


From the mouth of the Columbia to the Salmon R and all the way up is great water. But then I find that most if not all waters I fish are great. Guess it is all in the eye of the beholder.

Tubes were once used by the Native North Americans who tied flies to a quill over a century ago.
Modern Tube flies were invented a bit ago( around the forties) by a woman, who used Turkey Quill, Go figure. Then came along a British Dr and thought it a good idea to use surgical tube. The modern tube fly was born. They are a great way to fish, either swinging them or under a float. So to Quote you "Nothin new there" either. :D
 
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No i didn't try it under a bobber, but I can't imagine it not having a great action in a suspended drift... I think the fly I was using is called a "flame thrower" and the weight was forward toward the head, and in that really big deep nook hole just down from the tree across the river I was using a bb splitshot on about a 3inch dropper off the hook, and it really got down well. Next time I go im going to use my situk river set-up with this fly, I just fill my reel with 20lb mono and use a standard leader setup.... leave my fly line at home. :cool:
 
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