I'm not familiar with them but I was wondering how effective they are for stipping flies to Salmon in spawning rivers? Is there a beginner's 101 guide to understanding, using, and tieing tube flies? Thanks.
The original tube flies book is outdated in terms of materials and techniques. Kind of like comparing the original fly plates in Trey Combs first steelhead book to what we expect from a good fly today. Doesn't make it bad. Just makes it not a good instructional book for now. I own it and have no plans of getting rid of it, but I use it more as a coffee table book. Enjoyable reading, which it is an example of the highest order if you're a fly nerd.
I would definitely look online. And if you wanted to spend money I would look at a video by Mikael Frodin. Skandahoovian style flies tied with modern materials and style.