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Old 09-05-2007, 09:20 AM
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I'm sitting here at work thinking about fishing and was wonderin...

if stripers are known to be headhunters, why does the tube just have 1 hook at the tail end? (at least the one I have just has the 1 hook). I haven't had much opportinity to try it out but I've read/heard good things about the tube so they obviously work...it just seems like there should be another hook closer to the head...

Any idea why just the one?
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Old 09-14-2007, 02:30 PM
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Good question,, one which I've also wondered about. All I can say is they work, regardless of the fact that it goes against the fact that stripers normally take bait head on. I think the part of the Tube & Worm equation which makes it work like it does is the Worm. The tube by itself will catch far less fish than when it has a nice juicy smelly worm on the end. I think the scent of the fresh meaty worm is what turns their head and makes em look at that end. That's my theory anyway,, for what it's worth.
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Old 09-14-2007, 09:13 PM
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What type of worm is best? Sandworm? Bloodworm? What is the best size for the tube? I've made some from 12 inches to 20 inches. Can't wait to try them.
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Old 09-15-2007, 08:18 AM
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Most people around here use sandworms, but I've had pretty good success this year with nightcrawlers as well. I've also taken a few fish, 24lbs being the largest, using the Berkely Gulp 10" eels on the hook (slathered in smelly jelly for extra scent).

Most of my tubes are 24" long and I run them on either braided or leadcore line with a 30" leader, depending on the depth I'm fishing in. Either way, make sure you have a good swivel in-line or the spinning of the tube will twist up your line. Ball bearing swivels are the best for this.
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Most of my tubes are 24" long and I run them on either braided or leadcore line with a 30" leader, depending on the depth I'm fishing in. Either way, make sure you have a good swivel in-line or the spinning of the tube will twist up your line. Ball bearing swivels are the best for this.
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The tube i have is 24, red, and it does have a hook by the top of lure, and a chaser... I think it is from reellife bait and tackle, but i've been more successful with umbrellas
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