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Lindy E Z Tube Weight?

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I use these Lindy E Z tube weights alot in my tube baits. I like them better at times than a T rig. Easy to change weights without having to retie. How many of you have fished with these weights and do you like them?

I really like them on the Netbait Action Cat. :) Or a tube craw!

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I love them on the bigger 4.5" tubes for largemouth. A small 1/8 oz. insert with the rattle is great for early season use. Hard to get a good hook-set with them when using the smaller tubes. They tend to fill the gap too much.

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I have used the rattling ones a lot in the past, not so much lately.  I found they tore up the nose of the tube to the point it couldn't be reused.  One tube per fish got to be a pain when the fish were really going good.  Now, I either T-rig tubes, use an internal jig head or string the tube on a mushroom jig head.  All Terrain Tackle makes a great mushroom jig for this application.  They come with a 3/0 long shank hook and the heads come in several colors and weights.  They work great for jig worming also.  Check it out here.

http://www.allterraintackle.com/products/mightyjig.html

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Mike Iaconelli got me started using bell sinkers. A heck of alot cheaper, and they come in a wider variety of sizes than the actual tube weights. Insert them and use the same way you would the Lindy weights.

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Mike Iaconelli got me started using bell sinkers. A heck of alot cheaper, and they come in a wider variety of sizes than the actual tube weights. Insert them and use the same way you would the Lindy weights.

Bell sinkers, you are kidding? :-/

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I use the BPS XPS e-z weights and i love them, very easy to use and gives the tube a different presentation that just a bullet weight

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Mike Iaconelli got me started using bell sinkers. A heck of alot cheaper, and they come in a wider variety of sizes than the actual tube weights. Insert them and use the same way you would the Lindy weights.

Bell sinkers, you are kidding? :-/

Nope!!! Watch the Classic Patterns: Tactics for Tough Conditions with Ike, its no joke.

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Mike Iaconelli got me started using bell sinkers. A heck of alot cheaper, and they come in a wider variety of sizes than the actual tube weights. Insert them and use the same way you would the Lindy weights.

Bell sinkers, you are kidding? :-/

Nope!!! Watch the Classic Patterns: Tactics for Tough Conditions with Ike, its no joke.

I tryed it with some tubes but the bell weights that I have are about 1/4 oz and they went in the tube ok and then, I put a EWG hook on but there is not much room to drive the hook home. Or am I missing something? :-/

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I will admit, I don't use 1/4oz very often, but I have never noticed any problems with the space. Here is how I rig it, a 3 1/2" tube, 1/0 Mustad Ultra Bite hook, from left to right 1/8oz, 3/16oz, 1/4oz. Inside the rigged tube is a 1/4oz.

One reason I really like rigging it this way is the weight is a little bit more centralized on the bait, allowing it to fall at a more natural position and spiral down. The Lindy sinkers move the weight forward making it nose heavy and it doesn't fall very naturally.

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