Tube tie, very cool. Guy fishes them in daylight, upstream on the strip I see. Here it's mostly a downstream even soft swing, darker the night the better. Two sides of the same coin put into practice.. interesting
I have found that the best way to fish mice/rats is to "plunk" them down at the end of your cast and to retrieve them like a bass plug. I also color the belly (underside) of my ties with red marker. It is supposed to simulate a wounded mouse. I don't know if it helps, but I have taken some really great fish, especially browns at twilight with a mouse.