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#11110423 - 09/17/15 07:37 PM Missing fish on a T rigged tube
kirbydog Offline
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Registered: 02/18/06
Posts: 642
Loc: Colorado/Conroe
Obviously when I fish a tube with a insert head-exposed hook my hook-up ratio is higher than when
I T rig the tube. But today I was missing quite a few fish on the T rig. Biggest problem I think was a lot of
the bites I was getting were from dinks.

Anybody got a tips or tricks that help hook more fish on the T rig tube. It seems funny because with a T rigged senko my hook-ups are close to 100%.
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#11110437 - 09/17/15 07:41 PM Re: Missing fish on a T rigged tube [Re: kirbydog]
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Registered: 09/25/06
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I use a wide gap hook,..

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#11110441 - 09/17/15 07:41 PM Re: Missing fish on a T rigged tube [Re: kirbydog]
steve hummert Offline
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Loc: Grandview, TX.
They may be nipping at the tentacles at the end of the tube. Otherwise, just skin hook the point and get er done
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#11110454 - 09/17/15 07:45 PM Re: Missing fish on a T rigged tube [Re: kirbydog]
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What bait with what hook?

Too many variables for sizing it right
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#11110470 - 09/17/15 07:53 PM Re: Missing fish on a T rigged tube [Re: kirbydog]
T54 Offline
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Registered: 12/05/07
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Try snelling a flipping hook. Seems to work.

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#11110477 - 09/17/15 07:57 PM Re: Missing fish on a T rigged tube [Re: kirbydog]
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Turtles and bluegills were the culprit in my cases.

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#11110496 - 09/17/15 08:03 PM Re: Missing fish on a T rigged tube [Re: kirbydog]
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#11110508 - 09/17/15 08:11 PM Re: Missing fish on a T rigged tube [Re: kirbydog]
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Are you using a tube hook and inserting it at a 45 degree angle instead of straight in?

Agree, snelling the hook is a good idea.

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#11110700 - 09/17/15 09:22 PM Re: Missing fish on a T rigged tube [Re: kirbydog]
timwins31 Offline
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I catch a lot of fish on white coffee tubes. . .but I had a similar issue when I started using them. The fish would constantly grab the bait by the skirt. Now I trim about 1/2 inch off and my hookups are fine now. I use a 3/0 EWG Gammy.

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#11112176 - 09/18/15 03:26 PM Re: Missing fish on a T rigged tube [Re: kirbydog]
DAOutdoors Offline
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Registered: 04/12/10
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Loc: Texas
Use the biggest hook you can get away with, and make sure its a wide gap.

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#11112828 - 09/18/15 10:06 PM Re: Missing fish on a T rigged tube [Re: kirbydog]
bluebonnet2 Online   content
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Registered: 09/17/07
Posts: 501
Loc: marshall, tx
good evening,

i use shaw grigsby high performance hooks from BPS....eagle claw makes 'em using them for years....i carry 2/0, 3/0 and 4/0....1/32 slip sinker.....spinning gear,,, great for skipping...berkley nanofil...12 and 17....love the chompers peanut butter/ jelly tubes with a bit of chart spikeit...

good luck,
PURA VIDA,
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#11113123 - 09/19/15 09:07 AM Re: Missing fish on a T rigged tube [Re: kirbydog]
Rudy Lackey Offline
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Registered: 03/03/02
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Bell or tube weight inside tube
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#11122486 - 09/23/15 12:13 PM Re: Missing fish on a T rigged tube [Re: kirbydog]
Clark Reehm Online   content
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Registered: 11/18/09
Posts: 440
Loc: East Texas
I recently made a video showing a trick that I use to catch more fish with a tube.

Rigging a tube for better hook ups
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#11123091 - 09/23/15 03:20 PM Re: Missing fish on a T rigged tube [Re: Clark Reehm]
Rudy Lackey Offline
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Originally Posted By: Clark Reehm
I recently made a video showing a trick that I use to catch more fish with a tube.

Rigging a tube for better hook ups

Good advice
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