Needle tubes offer an alternative to fatter tubes in low water or if you want to scale down on weight and dressing. Fish this sea-trout tube near the surface on a full floating or midge-tip line depending on current speed. Needle tubes are available from Grays of Kilsyth (

Material list for the Stoat’s Tail Needle Tube

Tube: 1.8mm (diameter) stainless steel needle tube 

Thread: Red

Wing: Dyed black squirrel hair