AquaTalon Hooks are the same hooks used in the production of Aqua Flies. AquaTalon freshwater hooks are manufactured from the finest tempered virgin-carbon Japanese steel (H80C high carbon). Superior strength is achieved through a heating and tempering process plus a chemical bath. An ultra sharp point is formed with proper forging and treating.
AquaTalon Hooks are engineered for durability, functionality, and style.
AquaTalon 4550 Jig Hook
Conventional anglers realized long ago the benefits of fishing a jig hook, and have been using 90° jig hooks for many decades. Jig hooks are relatively new to freshwater fly anglers, although many striped bass anglers have been tying streamers on jig hooks for over a decade. An obvious advantage is the fly rides hook point up, creating a situation where the fly is less apt to snag on the bottom. Also, the fly can be moved up and down in the water column, a jigging action, which can be irresistible to a trout.
Use our 4550 Jig Hook for tying Balance Leeches or other wet flies that you want to hang under an indicator.
• 90° leg
Poly Tubes & Weights
Aqua Flies is pleased to offer Poly Tubes for fly tying. Whether you tie trout flies, steelhead flies or saltwater flies, we have the tubes for your tying needs. Our tubes are formulated from a temperature stable polyethylene, meaning in near freezing conditions the tubes will not break. With many colors to choose from, you can give your tube flies a new look.
The 1.8mm tube is the right size to tie trout flies or lightweight steelhead flies, such as marabou tubes. Whether you tie a fly directly on the tubing or use it as a liner for metal tubes or weights, our Poly Tubes are very versatile.
The 3mm size makes a great platform for tying larger steelhead flies, such as Intruders or saltwater streamers.
The inside diameter of the 3mm will accept the 1.8mm tube perfectly. Add a cone to your fly by using the 1.8mm tube as a liner for the 3mm tube. A drop of super glue will hold the smaller tube in place, but to make for a more secure fit, cinch down on the tying thread so the larger tube is bound down onto the smaller tube. Hold the cone in place by holding a flame close to the end of the tube so it melts slightly and creates a collar.
Need a hook holder? Combine the 1.8mm Poly Tube with our Ultra Tubing. Simply cut a point on the back of the 1.8mm tube prior to tying your fly. Spin the Ultra Tubing onto the point that was cut. Then trim the Ultra Tubing to desired length. Our Ultra Tubing will accept hooks up to a size 2.
The 3mm Poly Tube is soft enough that no junction tubing is needed. Simply insert the hook eye into the back of the fly and you are ready to start fishing. For those who prefer to use junction tubing, we have a good selection of vinyl tubing.
1.8mm (1/16″) outside diameter
3mm (1/8″) outside diameter
Watch a tying demo using Poly Tubes and cones
Fl. Pink/Fuschia Glitter
Adding weight to a tube fly is easy with our cones and torpedo weights.
Sizes: 10mm, 13mm
Colors: Gold, Silver
Brass cones designed to fit our 1.8mm Poly Tubes
Sizes: 4.8mm (3/16”), 5.5mm (7/32”), 6.3mm (1/4”)
Colors: Olive, Purple, King Fisher Blue, Metallic Blue, Fl. Salmon Pink, Fl. Chartreuse, Fl. Flame, Fl. Pink
Tube Fly Kits
Get started tying tube flies. The Aqua Flies tube kit contains all a beginner tube fly tier needs, except for the thread and feathers.
Aqua Flies shanks are designed with the fly tier in mind. All of our shanks have a gun metal finish and the ends have been polished to ensure the trailing loop will not be compromised while fishing. Packaged in clear bags with an easy to read header card. 25 shanks per pack.
Return Eye Shanks
Our Return Eye Shank has a clean tapered return with no sharp edges. Ideal for any pattern using dumbbell eyes. The return portion of the shank makes a perfect platform to secure eyes and other materials.
Available sizes: 27mm, 43mm, 51mm
Round Eye Shanks
Our Round Eye Shank is great for adding a cone or a bead to the fly.
Available sizes: 20mm, 26mm, 33mm, 51mm
The Waddington shank is a double wire shank that gives the fly tier a large platform to tie on and the shank also adds weight to the fly. These shanks have the same black nickel finish as our other shanks. The leading eye is slightly up turned and the eye at the back can be gripped by a vice.
Available sizes: 23mm, 28mm, 35mm, 45mm, 58mm
The jig shank is a unique design in the world of shank flies. Use these shanks to tie steelhead, trout or bass flies. Add a tungsten bead or cone to the head of the fly and create a jiggy fly that will drive the fish mad. Tie a sculling pattern on the jig shank with the Ultra Rig and create a more fish friendly fly.
The 25mm jig shank has a 60° leg that is 3mm in length; the leg length on the 35mm jig shank is 6.5mm.
The shanks are made of 1mm diameter wire and have a gun metal finish. The Ultra Tubing will fit snugly onto the back end of the jig shank.
Available sizes: 25mm and 35mm
Description for these shanks
Available sizes: 35mm, 45mm, 55mm
Ultra Rig Kit
We have felt for a long time that steelhead flies with trailing loops need another style of rigging. Wire tends to be stiff and can become compromised if hitting rocks. Braids are too flexible and soft, causing the hook to foul on the fly or leader.
The Ultra Rig is a new style of rigging that remains flexible, even in freezing conditions, but is stiff enough to keep the trailing hook in place. This rigging system is super durable — we use 50 pound spider wire threaded through a soft tubing. The hook is fixed in the perfect location in the fly to maximize ideal hook-up with excellent flexibility. The Ultra Rig also will allow the angler to position the hook by simply turning the hook in the tubing. The hook can easily be replaced by pushing the tubing up the hook bend enough to release the girth hitch.
Each kit contains:
• 10 AquaTalon Hooks, size 2
• 10 Aqua Flies Shanks
• 70 inches of 50 pound Spider Wire
• 2 feet of Ultra Tubing
The Ultra Rig Kits are available in six sizes:
Round Eye Kits – 26mm, 33mm, 51mm
Return Eye Kits – 27mm, 43mm, 51mm
Watch Jerry use the contents of the kit: Ultra Rig Video
Ultra Tubing is the ideal tubing to use when building an Ultra Rig system or rigging an intruder in the old school method. Our Ultra Tubing fits perfectly onto an Aqua Flies shank and fits firmly over the eye of a hook. This style of rigging allows the hook to be placed in the optimal position behind the fly. Aqua Flies Ultra Tubing remains flexible in all weather conditions, even below freezing.
It is easy to rig a fly that is tied on a shank with no trailing loop. First thread your tippet through the eye of the fly. Run the tippet over the top or the bottom of the fly, and comb the materials around the tippet so the tippet is not smashing the fly. Take a short piece of Ultra Tubing and thread the tippet through the tube. Fit the tube onto the end of the shank, tie on your hook to the tippet and pull the tippet until the eye of the hook is in the tubing. At this point you can twist the hook into the position you prefer.
Ultra Tubing can also be used on Aqua Flies Poly Tubes. Cut the back of the 1.8mm Poly Tube to a sharp point, then slide the Ultra Tubing onto the Poly Tube.
1 yard per package.
Colors: Fl. Orange, Fl. Pink, Olive, Clear, Black, Chartreuse, Blue
Aqua Fur is not your standard craft fur. This synthetic fur is designed with four different lengths of fibers that are as long as 4 inches. The underfur makes a good dubbing. The middle fibers when used with the long fibers will help build bulk in wings and tails. Or just comb out all the shorter fiber and use the long fibers for a wing on saltwter flies or steelhead flies.
Each package contains approximately 45 square inches.
Available in 46 colors:
|Frosted Sculpin Olive
|Sculpin Brown Tan
|Sculpin Olive Black
|Light Ocean Blue
|Fl. Fire Orange
Un-Real Jungle Cock
Our Un-Real Jungle Cock is like no other synthetic jungle cock on the market. It has been meticulously color corrected to bring the fly tyer the most accurate synthetic feather. The Un-Real Jungle Cock is then printed on a waterproof material that is super tough, but still has some flexibility and movement in the water. The fly tyer can use a permanent marker on the back and edges to create a natural look or a color accent. With a variety of sizes available, the choice is similar to selecting a feather from a real cape.
Packaged on sheets, available in 4 sizes:
• XSmall (12-13mm)
• Small (13-21mm)
• Medium (33-34mm)
• Large (48-51mm)
With a long monofilament stem, our Ultra Eyes are handmade at our factory with glitter and UV paint for sparkle and realism. When a fly is tied with Ultra Eyes and becomes slender in the water, the eyes are more prominent.
We use these eyes on our Jerry French Ultra Squid. They are ideal for prawn or shrimp patterns or to add a little flash to a saltwater crab pattern. 12 eyes per package.
Pearl: Chartreuse, Hot Orange, King Fisher Blue, Pink, and Purple
Solid: Black, Fire Orange, Fl. Red, Fl. Green, King Fisher Blue, Chartreuse, Metallic Blue
Size: 3.5mm diameter
Aqua Flies is now offering the same dumbbell eyes we use on our Intruders and Sculpins. We are constantly asked where fly tiers can purchase the painted eyes used for our Intruders, Mini-Intruders and Sculpins. Now these brass dumbbell eyes are available from Aqua Flies in packages of 20 eyes per pack.
These Intruder Eyes are colored with a durable powder coating in eleven eye popping colors: Black, Black Nickel, Blood Red, Brown, Blue, King Fisher Blue, Olive, Purple, Fluorescent Pink, Fluorescent Salmon Pink, Fluorescent Flame and Fluorescent Chartreuse.
Available in three sizes: 1/8″ (3.2mm), 5/32″ (4mm) and 3/16″ (4.8mm)
Intruder Double Eyes
Our popular Intruder Eyes are now available with pupils. The Intruder Double Pupil eyes are painted in the same fishy colors as the standard Intruder Eyes. The Double Pupil eyes are painted with a base color, then a layer of white and topped off with a black pupil and finished with a clear coat for durability.4
Machined from brass and painted in 4 colors: Blood Red/White/Black, Olive/White/Black, Fluorescent Flame/White/Black and Fluorescent Chartreuse/White/Black.
Available in three sizes: 5/32″ (4mm), 3/16″ (4.8mm) and 7/32″ (5mm)
Halo Eyes are hand made with a long monofilament stem, similar to Ultra Eyes. The overall eye is oval shaped with a tear drop pupil and clear outer coating. These unique eyes will give your shrimp or squid patterns a realistic appearance.
12 eyes per package.
Available in four sizes.