How To Texas Rig Tube Baits
Learn how to Texas rig a tube bait from this instructional video. Check out the unique tube bait hook!
Hey, folks. Glenn May here with BassResource.com, and today to Texas rig a tube. Now, we're not using tube jig, I have another video on that that shows you how to do that. But let me show you how to Texas rig a tube. This requires a little bit different hook. Look at this, this hook's odd shape, big belly to it, big gap. That's what you want because big, thick bait like this, you want to have some room underneath there for that plastic to get out of the way when you set the hook. So you use a hook like this.
Notice we've got a couple things here. The shank is at an angle and you have these barbs here too. So when you first look at it and you look at this bait, you're like, "What am I supposed to do here? How do I do this? Do I try to push this in this way or what?" Let me show you.
The first thing you want to do is line up the hook the way it's supposed to be on the bait, just like that. See that? Notice that the eye is buried in the bait. That's important because typically, in this type of setup, you're using a bullet head in front of it, bullet sinker, and you want that to be flush against the bait. So you want the eye buried inside the bait. So line it up, you get an idea of what it's supposed to look like.
Notice also, look at the angle. This is not like an EWG hook, where it's got a straight angle on the eye. It's at an angle, so you're actually going to go in towards the top and down towards the bottom at about a 45 degree angle, so that's really important to keep that in mind. So instead of just putting the hook in straight in like that, like you normally would, we're going to start up here towards the top. And look at that angle, I'm going to put it in about like that. Okay? Now we're just going to thread it all the way on through, and I'm going to push it on down through before I twist it. There we go. Now I turn it around. Okay? Perfect. Now let's take a look and see where we're at.
All right, now we've got an idea of where that hook is supposed to go in: right there. So, make a mark on it with your finger. Bend the bait and go in there with about an 90 degree, just perfect right in there, see straight up and down. We're not going in at an angle, it's straight up and down. Put it right on through the bait so it's flush, just like that. Then all we're going to do is push the bait forward just a little bit and put that hook point right back in the bait just a little bit. There. Now, guess what, it's flush. My finger's not catching on it. You're not going to catch any weeds, you're not going to catch any junk on there or get hung up. The bait's ready to go. You'd have your bullet sinker up front. This is perfect for flipping some real heavy bush. You're not going to get hung up and the bass are going to just. . .this is candy, man. This is the ticket. Try it out.
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