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Old 08-13-2009, 11:48 PM
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Cool Tube N worm VS Umbrella rig

Title says it all. What do u think is better and why? Tube N worm or an umbrella rig.
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Old 08-14-2009, 08:25 AM
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Default Re: Tube N worm VS Umbrella rig

I hope you get a good cross section of opinions, but for me Tube-n-worm...or Tube-n-rind. You can lay one out on either side of the boat and run slow enough to get bottom. Even if you "tag" the bottom it's only a matter of reeling a few turns and you're in the zone. The umbrella, while presenting a school of bait, is very effective and even draws doubles ( once a triple). The problem is is maintaining the "zone" without tagging the bottom. A change in direction or speed can have ugly outcomes. It's much more difficult to maintain two umbrellas when you're alone or with someone less experienced, out for the day.


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Old 08-14-2009, 09:06 AM
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Default Re: Tube N worm VS Umbrella rig

Good question! I'm not big on trolling but I have fished both in the past. First of all, if there are bluefish around then forget about the umbrella rig with the soft plastics and go with the tube which easily handles a blue. Also, if there is a lot of weed in the water forget about the umbrella it catchs weed was to fast. Also, if you are on smaller bass, I don't like to use an umbrella because they often get side hooked by the other rigs and then are you are releasing a hurt bass. I've found the larger bass tend to be okay and you can release them too if you want. One issue with the tube if you need to use bait for them. All that being said (and I agree with the last poster's comments) I do think that more often than not an umbrella would out fish a tube n worm. But since they are a pain in the ass you may want to go with the tube and tubes are much cheaper anyway.
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Old 08-14-2009, 11:54 PM
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Default Re: Tube N worm VS Umbrella rig

Thanks guys. I have not thrown in any tubes this year. I was on fire with the brella riga untill the last few weeks. I've gone to my best spot and been skunked more than 75% of the time. Do u think changing up the lures could change the outcome??
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Old 08-17-2009, 08:55 AM
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It's worth a try. Or change spots since the fish around as the season progresses. Try chum/chunk or live lining.
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