Re: tube flies
Decently cheap source for tubes: plastic cotton swabs. Come in quite a few colors - red is great. Found that in an article in Fly Tyer a few years ago.
Am seriously considering getting the tube fly conversion for the Nor-Vise. Tubes are a great idea for fish that tear flies up. Think they'd work great for the semi-steelhead type patterns we fish for kokanee in the fall.
More importantly, SET THE HOOK!
I still say he married me because he took me ice fishing and I still wanted to go fishing with him again!