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Best Way To Rig Strike King Bleeding Tube?

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Hi everyone,

 

My name is Todd Chandler.  I am new to this forum and have just picked back up bass fishing for the first time as an adult after doing some as a child.

 

I picked up a pack of Strike King Bleeding Tubes the other day and I'm unclear the best way to rig them.  Can you all give me some feedback?  I understand that an option is to rig them on a jighead, but the jigheads I am seeing all have fair short hooks on them.  I would think if I was going to use a jighead it would need to have a pretty long hook so that the hook comes out the bottom of the tube.  I'm just a little confused on the right way to use these.

 

TC

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Tube jigs are threaded into the hollow tube and the eye of the hook is poked out, and then the jig is tied onto the line.

You can also "Texas Rig" them. You will need a bullet weight and an EWG hook in the proper size. Slide the weight on, tie your hook on, and rig the tube. There are many instructional videos on youtube on how to texas rig a bait.

I am not familiar with the Strike King Bleeding Tubes, how long are they? If I know that I can help you decide on what size weight and hook to use.

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I will have to check when I get home and see if I bought the 3 1/2 or 4/12 inch tube.

 

I initially Texas rigged it, but I did not use a weight anywhere, so that is potentially a problem.  As you can see, this is a really big tube, so that's where the problem is coming in finding a jighead that is long enough to run up into the top of the tube that will have the length to come out the bottom.

 

 

TC

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Try the Bass Pro or Ez tube weights that go inside the Tube. Rig your hook through it and texas rig it. Its completely weightless and gives a nice vertical spin fall

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Just a side note on rigging with a tube jig inserted into the tube; If you leave some space between the end of the tube and the jig head it will accomplish two things. First and the reason most guys will rig this way, it gives the tube a lot more action on the fall and second, it positions the hook farther back.

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I like to fish them with a 1/4oz bullet weight and a 4/0 EWG hook, Texas rigged. If the water is dirty I'll often add a tube rattle too. 

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I have been killing them the past few days on tubes. I have been using a zoom super salty tube and they are a serious piece of plastic and very thick. I use a trokar flippin hook and a tungsten weight unpegged. I poke the hook out the side maybe a inch down from the top then come back from under the tube and have the hook point texposed out the other side if you get what im saying. I just caught a monster this morning on a greenpumpkin that had to be close to 7# and had the bloodiest tail I have ever seen on a bass.

 

On a side note as for a rattle if you use a snell knot like say with a flippin hook and leave the eye of the hook exposed out of the top of the tube the weight makes a rattle noise every time it hits the hook eye.

 

Good Luck

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