Tying Steelhead Tubes and Shank Style Flies

There are many benefits to using flies tied on tubes or shanks when swinging flies for steelhead, salmon, trout, bass and other species. This style of fly is also effective for stripping flies in lakes, rivers, and the salt. The class will cover the basics of tying on tubes and shanks as well as an in depth discussion of rigging, versatility, and the many tactical advantages of this style of fly. The class will focus on tying some proven tube and shank style patterns including:

•Reverse tie marabou Spey - tube fly
•Bunny Spey - tube flu
•Cattitude - shank
•Cattfish streamer - double hook/shank

Instructor Rick Kustich has used tube and shank style flies successfully for years in the pursuit of multiple species.