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Title: larger tube jigs
Post by: rambin on Mar 27, 2022, 09:06 AM
i was able to find a larger tube jig prbly 4" at a local store... but when i asked about a longer jig head to put in it they didnt have it... a regular jig head hook length would put the hook way up in the tassles... hard to get the minnow on and prbly hard for the fish to get too as well...anyone have a source for a longer hook model?  i dont even know if this bigger tube jig will bring more fish.. just thinking it will be more visible... ideas/suggestions?  this is for lakers by the way..
Title: Re: larger tube jigs
Post by: dsupercat on Mar 27, 2022, 12:25 PM
Look at buckeye lures and VMC also make a jig head that works good in that situation. 
Title: Re: larger tube jigs
Post by: skifisher on Mar 27, 2022, 12:50 PM
Check any supplier like Tackle Warehouse, or Sportsmans Warehouse. They’ve got em!
Title: Re: larger tube jigs
Post by: rambin on Mar 27, 2022, 05:58 PM
wow tackle warehouse has all kinds of jig heads... if only i knew the proper name to search for...
Title: Re: larger tube jigs
Post by: skifisher on Mar 27, 2022, 06:01 PM
…just put in a search for 4” tube jig jig heads.
Title: Re: larger tube jigs
Post by: R.S. on Mar 28, 2022, 04:37 AM
you can always stuff a weight in front and put the jig farther back in the tube.

try some Alkaseltzer chunks or a rattle in that tube if you want attraction.  i also stuff my tubes with berkley trout paste.
Title: Re: larger tube jigs
Post by: Doeslayer on Mar 28, 2022, 10:35 AM
What you are looki g for id assume is what we call a long shank jig
Title: Re: larger tube jigs
Post by: rambin on Apr 07, 2022, 05:50 PM
you can always stuff a weight in front and put the jig farther back in the tube.

try some Alkaseltzer chunks or a rattle in that tube if you want attraction.  i also stuff my tubes with berkley trout paste.

never heard of fishing with alka seltzer.. does it work i assume it makes some bubbles for a few min?
Title: Re: larger tube jigs
Post by: R.S. on Apr 08, 2022, 07:13 AM
yes and noise from the fizz.  my point was to use sound instead of size.
Title: Re: larger tube jigs
Post by: Sylvanboat on Sep 13, 2022, 11:29 AM
I have stuffed alka seltzer into tubes, as well as small sponges soaked in scent. I cannot say it made any difference.
Title: Re: larger tube jigs
Post by: Tuma on Sep 13, 2022, 12:58 PM
If you look at some on the musky stuff you can easily find tube and hooks in 5”, 6”, 8”, 9”…ect