In designing these new tubes, Jurij Shumakov opened the way to a new generation of tube flies. They present many advantages, easy to tie, extremely effective and can survive many takes. The tubes can be combined with any type or size of hook, single, double or treble, using silicone tubing. Once you have got a fish on the hook you can easily remove the fly body, still being intact as it stays out of fish jaws and teeth.

Some metal bodies have three or four slots that can be varnished in different colours which makes the tube look more attractive and exciting than a naked one. Although Shumakov Tubes are very effective and certainly make anglers happy, they are also gentler to salmon than traditional flies. Due to their construction, gills damage caused by a deep take of fly is minimized and thus many salmon lives are saved. Fish will live happily longer, grow up to king size salmons and give you fishermen a chance to beat your previous records!

Are you curious to try tying on Shumakov tubes?

First take a look at the tying session here illustrated with detailed photographs: 


The "Long Range" brass tube was conceived to reach the deepest lies. To make the rear part lighter, the body has been cut in four places. At the same time, if these grooves are dyed with a different colour (I tried red and black), the body doesn't look as naked as on other brands. The friend who was the first to see this creation exclaimed in amazement: "It certainly is a fly, but it looks like Mepps!" Well, who said that spinners don't catch salmon? We just adopted some good ideas for our toys...


Long range Alu 4.00 mm  ;

Long range Brass 4.00 mm

Long range Alu 5.00 mm

Long range Brass 5.00 mm


How to paint the tubes ? :


The "Skittle" brass tube is the one with the best balance among all heavy tubes. It has enough weight at the front end to push the fly down and hold it firmly in the current. The rear part is thin, and not that different from the so-called "US tubes" "The Fly Co". Front cone helps to hold fur up and mount wing at the best angle. Hair of wing stays far from the hook, so it helps prevent tangling. One variant has grooves on the rear part of the thickening, which can be dyed.

Skittle brass 5.00 mm

Skittle slotted brass 5.00 mm


The "Summer arrow" brass tubes are in fact a "conehead mutant". Long ago, I used to tie summer flies using small coneheads behind and under the wing, but the hollow inner surface of the conehead makes that rather inconvenient. The idea behind the Arrow is to tie light summer tubes without using coneheads. The 4 mm Arrow is light as LOOP's summer bottlenecked brass tubes, and doesn't .

Summer Arrow brass 4.00 mm

Summer Arrow brass 5.00 mm


The "JS bottle neck" tube has a shorter body and is lighter than Long Range Tube, with three slots on it's body. Its made in two versions: brass and aluminium. This model is suitable for low water fishing and for tiers who prefer to tie directly on metal neck insted of plastic insert.

Bottle necked  Alu 4.00 mm

Bottle necked brass 4.00 mm



Linning plastic ( 100 meters reel )

WF brass 5.00 mm