These tube designs saw a new concept in how to tie salmon tubes and were the idea of Juri Shumakov.
Designed in the late 1990s, coming to market in early 2000, they quickly grew in popularity for Atlantic Salmon, having proven the designs on the Kola Peninsula, and in Scotland and on the Norwegian rivers.
Juri worked exclusively with Crystal River / FireFly to bring his range of tubes to the UK until his untimely death in 2006.
The precision machined range continues to have a strong following from those that want a compact tube fly dressing that swims without wing separation and compliments today’s advanced technical fly lines.
Each pack comes with 10 tubes and pre-cut stiff liner tubing.
Long Range tubes are available in both brass and aluminium and in 4mm and 5mm diameter options with an overall length of 13mm, including a short parallel tail section for locating a hook holding tube. Both are ridged, which is ideal for adding a painted ribbed appearance.