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Hey everyone, I have been fishing tubes with an internal jighead for a bit because the action is unbeatable, but I am getting tired of the constant snags and straightened light wire hooks. Does anyone know a way of rigging a tube weightless, but still give it the awesome spiraling action of the jighead? All input is appreciated. I have tried texas rigging and the slide-in weights but nothing can match the internal jighead because of the vertical line tie. Thanks! -Cullen

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I like to use the Original Shaw Grigsby hooks made for tubes that have a locking clip on the eye of the hook.

 

These and the Fat Gitzits are still the best in my opinion. 

 

I find the tubes work best weightless also.....just takes more patience.  And that particular hook holds the tube tightly onto the hook and won't let it slide down.

 

Another hook I've found recently that works very well is the Gamakatsu Skip Gap hook.  It pinches the side of the tube up against the hook and works well.  I use the 3/0

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Nothing spirals like a 90deg jighead. The further to the nose you go, the more its apt to roll and twist. I experimented quite a bit a while back and never came up with anything that could match that spiral. The problem is, to be weedless, the line tie has to be out on the nose, which changes the fall.

 

The one head I have liked though, that is quite weedless and produces a nice glide and almost a spiraling fall (a wide spiral at best with enough slack) is the Luck-E-Strike G2 head. I use them mostly in 1/16oz. fishing 6ft deep and under.

 

Here's a pic of one:

 

BassTube1.jpg

 

I'm interested to hear what others have come up with. In the past, these threads haven't gone too far. Mebbe someone has come up with something since. Seems most people T-rig them, but this has never produced the fall I want -too much rotating.

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Ill have to pay attention tomorrow. Lately I have been T-rigging them but I am putting the bullet weight inside the tube before t-rigging essentially trapping it internal to the tube.

 

My waters are either rock or wood, add current and youre stuck before you hop it once.

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Nothing spirals like a 90deg jighead. The further to the nose you go, the more its apt to roll and twist. I experimented quite a bit a while back and never came up with anything that could match that spiral. The problem is, to be weedless, the line tie has to be out on the nose, which changes the fall.

The one head I have liked though, that is quite weedless and produces a nice glide and almost a spiraling fall (a wide spiral at best with enough slack) is the Luck-E-Strike G2 head. I use them mostly in 1/16oz. fishing 6ft deep and under.

Here's a pic of one:

BassTube1.jpg

I'm interested to hear what others have come up with. In the past, these threads haven't gone too far. Mebbe someone has come up with something since. Seems most people T-rig them, but this has never produced the fall I want -too much rotating.

that looks good, but how do you get the weedguard through the tube?

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Point goes about 1/3" behind where eye will protrude. Thread hook point to right location (pre-measured) then stuff head into same hole, then push eye forward and out. This makes a largish hole where the lead pushed through but is not much of a problem. I do bring a tube of Krazy Glue with me in my plastics kit though, and may seal the hole.

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