ON THE POINT UP
TUBE FLY
FARUK EKICH

In my opinion, the traditional fly, with it's long hook shank, has three major disadvantages for fish safety: a long hook shank, point down keeling and the potential for snagging.
     During a prolonged fight, the long shank can act as a lever making a larger hole and inflicting greater damage on the fish over time. In addition, the point-down hook often embeds in the tongue where blood vessels reside and can result in excessive bleeding. In a pool disturbed from fighting a fish, fish lie low and often, in an attempt to get down to them, one snags a fish's back. The

ensuing fight exhausts the fish and it may not recover if it was intended for release.
     Following upon these observations, I developed my point up tube fly concept with a fixed short shank hook held point up. In addition to reducing fish injury, it offers the following benefits:


Tie Faruk's point up tube polar shrimp

Tie Faruk's point up tube stonefly

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