I tie a lot of pike flies on hooks as well. But usually I tie them slimmer and without the sculpin wool and big fly fibers. It's easier to cast, but theyre also shorter. Usually I use a heavy bead to make it sink in the front, so it "jigs" when I'm fishing it.
The tubes is preferable for bigger flies with more volume. You can switch hook and ad a stinger if you want to. These tube flies doesn't sink. It stands still in the water. I fish them like a jerk bait. Very effective!
Good luck! Pls post them when your'e done :)
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