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Im also just starting to get into tube jigs, I've always had a few packs but never really gave em a real shot. Im gonna make it a point to keep one tied one to one of my rods the rest of the season
 

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Here is a somewhat different but effective way to rig tubes.. Pierce the end of the tube head and slide the line all the way through. Then slide on a small tungsten bullet weight on the line not quite all the way into the head. Slide on 2 or 3 beads for spacers then tie on a Trokar drop shot or octopus hook. The tentacles hide the hook and it's pretty weedless. My experience it has much better action on the fall than a traditional 90 degree jig head. You don't really have to set the hook as the smaller diameter hook pierces easier and they are very sticky.. Also when the fish fights the tube slides up the line out of the way of the hook. Fish is a lot less likely to throw the hook and you don't beat up the tube trying to get the hook out. Use the lightest weight you can get away with..
This. The few times in the past I used tube jigs, by instinct this was how I rigged them. I remember early last year I rigged a tub jig in a weird way, every time I would twitch, the tube would go up a couple inches while moving to one side and upon the next twitch it would do the same but go to the other side. I was essentially "walking" the tube and it looked sick underwater. Although I only caught some perch on it before I got it snagged and lost it, I'm confident it would slay some other species. If only I could remember how I rigged it :-\
 
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