|Finally a swim tank with a 360 degree view!
Tony DiBenedetto (the originator of T's Fur) has developed a tank
that truly serves the purpose of seeing how a fly swims in the
current. A very scientific process was applied to the development of
this tank, all with hook hang down in mind.
Most fly fishermen are happy to test the action of their flies on
actual fishing waters, tube flies though provide a much more
challenging issue. How many of us have even tested our patterns in
a flowing bath tub? Without the proper balance on a tube, fish takes
can be missed. With this new tank, balance can be tested and
pattens can be re-worked until balance is achieved. The design of
this tank allows one to see the action of a fly from all directions,
including the all to often missed "fish eye view" which is from the
rear. Most test tanks allow a side view with a pump that only
circulates at one standard speed. T's Swim Tank allows one to
change the flow of the current, complete with a fully adjustable flow
T's swim tank takes the guess work out of balancing a tube and
puts the control into the tyers hands. For all those who are looking
for a way to perfectly "tweak" their favourite flies, the swim tank is
For more information, contact Tony DiBenedetto directly through his
fantastic new site
|All photos courtesy of
Tony DiBenedetto, John Nagy and
|Made with durable acrylic that gives
you a 360 degree view of your fly.
|The inventor testing another tube at a
recent trade show.
|Our favourite, the "fish eye view"