Hook Hang Down is a major issue to many tube fly fishermen. Many believe that
many years to come, and as with most things, everyone has their own opinion. Tube
flies are prone to one weakness;
if a pattern is not well thought out and balanced,
the extra weigh of the hook will pull down the back of the fly making your pattern
sink with the butt of the fly going down like a World War two freighter and the head
of the fly towards the sky
. This in itself would seem a logical problem if in fact the
fish you are targeting are striking from the rear or side. With the hook hanging
down, the chance that the fish will strike the actual pattern and miss the hook is a
great possibility.

Hook Hang Down
The Canadian Tube Fly Company