Here is a sweet 2 part video tutorial walking through the steps of tying a Scandinavian Style tube. There are some interesting techniques used here and it’s well worth the watch.
Part 1 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSNniTnk9YA
Part 2 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JOz79nYO9c
Here is a fly I found on Fly Fishing Forum. It’s a great winter steelhead fly. I’ve tied up a few to try out next week during a forecast melt. The fly was created by John Shewey for just such an occasion. Take a look at the beginning of the tutorial and head the advice given on marabou selection.
Spawning Purple Spey Fly
Hook: Salmon / Steelhead hook of choice
Thread: 3/0 Red
Tag: Flat gold tinsel
Body: Fluorescent red thread or floss
Wing: Purple marabou
Collar: Purple hackle under dyed orange guinea hen
Cheeks: Jungle cock (optional)