Improved method for utilizing brass tubes in Scandis

Tubular Spey

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Hello,

Here is my method for using brass tubes for Scandi tubes. It allows me to tie on the brass tube, keeping the fly very strong while achieving a small head....

I file down the brass tube to a 45 degree angle with a metal file. This is similar to cutting the 3mm outer tube at a angle. The fly is tied then in the same manner, achieving a nice small head and being able to use of cones/discs to finish.

Without filing down the brass tube, the change in diameters is too abrupt to have a nice head/finish.
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rotenone

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Good idea, I suppose alot of work though. If you want a shop bought version of your idea Propeller fly Germany do us tubes that taper at one end to make getting onto the plastic easier
 

Tubular Spey

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It doesn’t take much effort at all...about one minute of filing.

They are better to tie on than regular brass tubes, give it a shot!
 
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