Matt7082

Tube and Worm Help

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That makes sense - I'm in NJ - but you've got a good point, this rig allows you to cover ground and locate fish, so it can be used when stripers aren't schooled and you're looking for more resident fish, or fish that are summering in the waters.

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I find real worms much better than any artificial counterpart. Just go at low tide to a shallow mud flat before you go fishing, flip over some rocks and gather a couple of sandworms. You only need to use 1 inch pieces to tip the tube. 

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2 hours ago, Matty123 said:

What size tubes do you guys use? 

Usually T-Man 15", also tried santini tube I think 20"? I just picked up a 24" perfect tube by HOGY. I like the idea of a solid twisted steel wire but i dunno. Havent caught anything with it yet.

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4 mins ago, ThrowinPlugs said:

Usually T-Man 15", also tried santini tube I think 20"? I just picked up a 24" perfect tube by HOGY. I like the idea of a solid twisted steel wire but i dunno. Havent caught anything with it yet.

Thank you Plugs. Just copped some 24” tman 

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5 hours ago, KayakBluefish said:

Tube around 15"-18" with a bendable steel wire inside is my favorite.

Just ordered materials to make my own.

Ball bearing swivel is a must too. It eliminates so much line twist 

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23 mins ago, mazisama said:

Ball bearing swivel is a must too. It eliminates so much line twist 

Thanks yeah I got a load of those. Will use for sure 

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3 hours ago, mazisama said:

Ball bearing swivel is a must too. It eliminates so much line twist 

This 100%. First time I ventured out and didnt realize, I had to remove SOOOOO much line that was twisted. What a waste for not using a $2 swivel.

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1 hour ago, ThrowinPlugs said:

This 100%. First time I ventured out and didnt realize, I had to remove SOOOOO much line that was twisted. What a waste for not using a $2 swivel.

I rig as follows:

Mainline 30lb braid>barrel swivel>3' shock leader of 50lb mono>snap swivel>tube (Santini or Al's) 

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I also use the keel, from T-man.  In RB  I didn't put any additional weight on.   I used a Hogy 16" tube all spring, caught a lot of fish on that one rig.  Its got a stiff wire that can easily be adjusted to give it the needed action.

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