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Old 06-10-2007, 05:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Whats a good rig and tube size?

Hey guys I am gonna go fishing for trout for the first time using a tube. The smallest tube I could find was a 3.5 in., so I picked up 2 packs of Strike King Blood Tubes. I got one in white and red, and watermelon. Are these to big for trout, and what is a good rig for shore fishing these tubes?
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Old 06-10-2007, 06:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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For smaller trout 2.5 seems to work best.

The strike king blood tubes are really fat and seem better with a bigger head and for bigger trout (16"+).

For the 2.5 use 1/8-1/4 as long as the water isn't real deep.

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What kind of trout?
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Old 06-10-2007, 08:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I think you'll be ok with the 3.5's if your on water that has larger sized fish, as boondock stated 16" and up and they should work really well if you are going for Mac's.
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Macs and Bows.
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Ok... 2.5 inch for rainbows, and start with 3.5 inch for lakers. Down size if they are being finicky. Its hard to go wrong if you have a selection of wihte, glow, chartreuse, or earthy greens and browns in my opinion.

I like 1/4 oz for smaller baits, and 1/2 oz for bigger baits, up to an oz or more in deep water.
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Should I use a jighead?
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Yep! thats what the 1/4 - 1 oz of weight is...
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Default Re: Whats a good rig and tube size?

I posted this in another thread the other day and thought it might help you. You can get jigheads that are made for the tubes, they slide into the tube per the pic below.

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The jig will slide inside to the tube, with the eyelet pushing out at the top and your hook out at the bottom with the dangly's like the photo below.
Good luck, hope you get the big one!
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Old 06-11-2007, 12:38 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Default Re: Whats a good rig and tube size?

Strike King has a Bitsy tube that works well, I think it's 2.5 in.
White w/ pepper and watermelon have worked for me. Good tube for the fall time of year. Freshwater basics 2.5 in skinny would probably be my best choice for trout this time of year.
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