We have a selection of Barbless Pike/Zander Tube Flies, especially tied for rivers and stillwaters (they are also good for inshore salt-water fishing), ideally targeting those larger fish who predate on fry (including those huge elusive browns!). They particularly come into their own in the colder months of the year, and for stillwaters from September to December. To a Pike/Zander these patterns seem very much alive when any action is imparted to them - therefore these are fished quite actively (try twitching them down and across through any deep holes!).
Fly fishing for pike using tube flies has recently become extremely popular in the UK. These pike tube flies are tied with super mobile materials, with a blend of flash materials, fur and bucktail.
Tied on a 5cm plastic tube, this Pike tube fly measures 17cm in length
How to fish them:
High Water - When the rivers are running higher than normal or coloured, try running these flies through the back eddies. Keep out of the main flow, and think like a minnow! Also try dead drifting the fly downstream, then retrieve it back (across the flow) with the odd twitch.
Low Light Conditions - With fish feeding more confidently in low light conditions, try one of these after the evening rise has finished. You will be surprised and what you can catch (even in just a few inches of water). Concentrate on fishing the tails of pools and shallower riffles. It's also worthwhile pulling one through any flat water just as nightfall starts, again, fish are a lot more confident after dusk.
We currently have these flies in stock and will ship these to you as soon as we receive notification of your payment, generally, if a payment is made in the morning your flies will be with you the very next day.
All products from Barbless Flies are shipped free of charge.