Scott Howell's Tube Electric Leech fits right in with the theme this week with a traditionally successful fly tied with modern materials on a tube. See his notes about it below and you can see more of Scott Howell's flies at The Flies of Scott Howell. See also TUBE 'Electric Leech' (Purple) for another example tied in different colors.
Scotty's Notes: There is virtually no end to the range of sizes, colors, and shapes for Leech and Bugger-type patterns. Michael Bennett, the proprietor of Pacific FlyFishers in Mill Creek, Washington, introduced me to his method of blending Lite-Brite with Angora dubbing and dressing the trailing hook (as a separate component) on his marvelous tube flies. This pattern is nothing more than a 'super-sized' variation of Mike's original design which was tied for aggressive Northwest Trout.