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Silvey's Tube Flies
Black & Blue Fleshy Red Purple
Egg Sucker Orange & Pink Red & Orange
  Complete Set  
This winter steelhead ate a black & blue Tandem Tube Fly.
This winter steelhead ate a black & blue
 Silvey's Tandem Tube Fly during low clear water.
This steelhead is still firmly hooked
This steelhead is still firmly hooked even though the Silvey's Tandem Tube Fly rides up the leader to the left.
Pre-rigged with a super sharp Gamakatsu Hook and 24-inches of 10-pound Maxima tippet

Brian Silvey is one of the most popular fly fishing guides in the Pacific Northwest.  His easy going manner, fish catching prowess and fly tying ability have contributed to his success.  Now we are stocking his unique Tandem Tube Flies by popular demand.  These flies come pre-rigged with a super sharp Gamakatsu Hook and 24-inches of 10-pound Maxima tippet complete with a perfection loop. Tandem Tube flies average 3.5-inches long and have a big presence in the water.

One reason for the popularity of tube flies is anglers have a better landing ratios using tube flies with trailing hooks versus traditional steelhead hooks. A series of tube flies evolved at the Silver Hilton Lodge on the famed Babine River in British Columbia.  This series of flies was tied on a short plastic tube with a rabbit strip extending well past the end of the tube.  The hook was rigged on a loop that would swim free hoping the tension on the line would hold the hook near the end of the rabbit strip as the fly was fished under tension on the swing.  This series of flies performed well, but sometimes anglers experiences strikes without hooking fish.  This was attributed to the fact the hook was dangling freely and may not always be in the correct position when a steelhead struck the fly.

As a guide designing flies for his clients, Brian Silvey wanted a fly that would take the assets of the Babine style tube flies and solve some of the perceived problems. Brian wanted a fly that would: 

  1. Fish a long fly tied on short tubes but have the hook ride at the end of the fly. 

  2. Use a tube fly system to fish a small hook that would not be dressed or attached to the fly to increase hook to land ratios.

  3. Swim like an articulated fly in the water but that the average client could cast easily. 

  4. Fish with both dry lines and sink tips.

  5. Fish effectively for both summer and winter fish.

Out of these requirements came the Silvey’s Tandem Tube Fly Series.
In addition to the tube at the head of the fly like traditional tube flies, Brian added a small tube to the trailing end of the rabbit strip allowing the fly to be rigged with the hook riding at the end of the fly.  This second tube rigging system solved the problem of fishing a long fly with a short tube and not sacrificing the movement in the water that makes this fly fish so effectively.  The second tube is a very simple solution to an angling problem that has stumped many tube fly tiers up to this point. 

Silvey’s Tandem Tube series is designed to be fished on a tight line swing.  The fly has a cone head that allows it to get down whether fished on a dry line or sink tip, and are designed to cast easily for the average angler.


Black & Blue
Silvey's Tandem Tube Fly


An exceptional fly for glacial river, dark days and dark water.
 

Silvey's Tandem Tube Fly, Black & Blue

Item Description Size Price To Top
SIG1010 Silvey's Tandem Tube Fly, Black & Blue 1 $3.95


Egg Sucker
Silvey's Tandem Tube Fly


A flowing wiggly version of an old favorite.
 

Silvey's Tandem Tube Fly, Egg Sucker

Item Description Size Price To Top
SIG1011 Silvey's Tandem Tube Fly, Egg Sucker 1 $3.95


Fleshy Red
Silvey's Tandem Tube Fly

This fly is a very good choice when fishing in bright sunlight, or near the salt.
 

Silvey's Tandem Tube Fly, Fleshy Red

Item Description Size Price To Top
SIG1012 Silvey's Tandem Tube Fly, Fleshy Red 1 $3.95


Orange & Pink
Silvey's Tandem Tube Fly

A very good early season pattern.  Also good in cold water.
 

Silvey's Tandem Tube Fly, Orange & Pink

Item Description Size Price To Top
SIG1013 Silvey's Tandem Tube Fly, Orange & Pink 1 $3.95


Purple
Silvey's Tandem Tube Fly

A good bet on interior rivers, such as the Deschutes and Clearwater, or for summer steelhead anywhere.
 

Silvey's Tandem Tube Fly, Purple

Item Description Size Price To Top
SIG1014 Silvey's Tandem Tube Fly, Purple 1 $3.95


Red & Orange
Silvey's Tandem Tube Fly

The most popular color combination for winter fishing during bright sunny days.
 

Silvey's Tandem Tube Fly, Red & Orange

Item Description Size Price To Top
SIG1015 Silvey's Tandem Tube Fly, Red & Orange 1 $3.95


Silvey's Tandem Tube Flies,
Complete Set

Two each of all six colors:
(2) Black & Blue, (2) Egg Sucker,
(2) Fleshy Red, (2) Orange & Pink,
(2) Purple, (2) Red & Orange

Full set...

Item Description Size Price To Top
SIG-SET Complete set of 12, Silvey's Tandem Tube Flies 1 $46.95


Give The Gift Of Knowledge...our steelhead schools!

One-Day Winter Steelhead Fly Fishing Schools
Take a pontoon boat ride down a Local River with: 
Mark Bachmann,
Brian Silvey Josh Linn and Ron Lauzon.
Because of the overwhelming demand for these schools, we've added a fourth instructor.

Mark Bachmann Winter Steelhead fly fishing is very practical if you know how.  Being able to find fish and being able to present the fly properly are key factors.  Save yourself five years of experimenting on your own. 
We will show you how. 
These are schools that will cover a lot of water and fishing knowledge in one day.  Length of the class is 8-hours on the water.  All schools conducted on the Sandy River.  Big, safe, roomy pontoon boats will enable us to cover six miles of river during the class. Two students per boat/instructor format.
Learn how to locate steelhead water and how to approach it. Emphasis will be on giving you a solid foundation of skills to build on, with a high priority given to hooking fish during the class. We want to give you maximum advantage by having as many fish hooked during this class as possible.  Nothing teaches you more about fishing than being where fish are being hooked and landed.  Emphasis will be on spey rod casting and sinking-tip line fishing, but will also cover single handed rod techniques.  Josh Linn
Ron Lauzon What you need to bring:
Bring your own waders and rain gear.  Bring your own rod/reel set up if you want to.  
A variety of premium quality 2-hand and single-handed rod/reel set-ups will be available for you to use at no extra charge. Flies are supplied.
A hot lunch will be served on the river.  
There will be a very short rest period after lunch.  
Meet at The Fly Fishing Shop at 6:30am for orientation.  Coffee and donuts will be served.

Watch an expert guide as he fishes and discloses the secrets and proven methods that put fish on the beach. Get a lot of hands-on help so that you too can be productive.
Arrive back at The Fly Fishing Shop at 6:00pm.

What our customers say.  
A report on a Steelhead School.

First come, first served.
Deposits are payments in full.
Deposits are non-refundable unless water/weather conditions prohibit class.

Brian Silvey

WST-CLASS-011808 Winter Steelhead Fly Fishing School
January 18, 2008, Sandy River, 2-students per boat, 8-students maximum
$225
Per Person

WST-CLASS-022208 Winter Steelhead Fly Fishing School
February 22, 2008, Sandy River, 2-students per boat, 8-students maximum
$225
Per Person

WST-CLASS-032108 Winter Steelhead Fly Fishing School
March 21, 2008, Sandy River, 2-students per boat, 8-students maximum
$225
Per Person


Two Day Summer Steelhead Fly Fishing Schools for October 2008

I will be glad to net your fish...  Photo by: Dean Finnerty

Take a jet boat ride on the Deschutes River with: 
Mark Bachmann
These two schools will cover a lot of water and fishing knowledge in two days.
Summer Steelhead will bite any time of day on the Deschutes River, 
however odds go way up during the low light hours of morning and evening.  
That is why we are starting early and are staying late.  
I want to give you maximum advantage 
by having as many fish hooked during these classes as possible.  
Nothing teaches you more about fishing than being where 
fish are being hooked and landed.
Emphasis will be on floating line fishing, 
but will also cover sinking tip fishing during mid-day periods. 
Emphasis will be on two-hand fly rod casting and fishing.
Learn how to locate steelhead water and how to approach it. 
Watch an expert guide as he fishes and discloses the secrets
 and proven methods that put fish on the beach.  
Get a lot of hands on help so that you too can be productive.
Save yourself five years of experimenting on your own. 
Camp will have electric power & lights in the main tent.
School will be complete with Computer/PowerPoint presentation.
Bring your own waders & rain gear.  Dress for cold mornings & evenings.
Bring your own tackle or fishing tackle & flies will be provided.
Price includes Deschutes Boaters Pass.
Meet at Mack's Canyon at 8:00am arrive back at 5:30pm, the next day.
How to get to Mack's Canyon
Deposits (non-refundable) must be received by shopping cart no later than 03/01/08.
Phone orders will not be taken.
4 students per class only!
Dinner and brunch will be served. 
Be sure to bring a sleeping bag, change of clothes & camp shoes.
Tents, cots with pads and full accommodations will be provided.

First come, first served.

Item Description Price To Top
ST-BACH-1011-22 2-day steelhead class with Mark Bachmann, October 11, Stay overnight and fish October 12, cost $695 per student, non-refundable deposit $200, $495 will be rang up on the same card August 1, 2008 $200 deposit
per student

ST-BACH-1025-26 2-day steelhead class with Mark Bachmann, October 25, Stay overnight and fish October 26, cost $695 per student, non-refundable deposit $200, $495 will be rang up on the same card August 1, 2008 $200 deposit
per student


Skagit Compact Heads

Easy casting compact design.
Airflo Skagit Compact loop for attaching sinking tips.
Airflo lines are very smooth!

Ron Lauzon teaching Ray Heater...
Spey casting is more easily learned with instruction.

New for 2008, the Skagit Compact heads were designed to make fishing in tough places with heavy level sections of sink tip easier than you thought possible. The heads were developed with the help of serious line nerds and Skagit guides like Dec Hogan, who made their living being able to get the fly down to the fish with limited room to make a "D" loop. These lines increment every 30 grains from 420 to 720, ensuring you will never need to cut and splice a line ever again. The heads range from 23 to 27 feet, come with the toughest loop design in the industry, and are color coded so you will never need to confuse one line from another."
Item Description Size Price To Top
  Airflo Skagit Compact Head, Loop Color - White 5/6
420-grain
23-feet
$48.95

  Airflo Skagit Compact Head, Loop Color - Tan 6/7
450-grain
23-feet
$48.95

  Airflo Skagit Compact Head, Loop Color - Yellow 7/8
480-grain
24-feet
$48.95

  Airflo Skagit Compact Head, Loop Color - Pink 7/8
510-grain
24-feet
$48.95

  Airflo Skagit Compact Head, Loop Color - Orange 8/9
540-grain
25-feet
$48.95

  Airflo Skagit Compact Head, Loop Color - Light Green 8/9
570-grain
25-feet
$48.95

  Airflo Skagit Compact Head, Loop Color -  Dark Green 9/10
600-grain
27-feet
$48.95

  Airflo Skagit Compact Head, Loop Color - Light Blue 9/10
630-grain
27-feet
$48.95

  Airflo Skagit Compact Head, Loop Color - Dark Blue 9/10
660-grain
27-feet
$48.95

  Airflo Skagit Compact Head, Loop Color - Purple 10/11
720-grain
27-feet
$48.95


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