How to Choose the Right Tube with Bob Downey

Mon, December 19, 2022

A tube is one of the most effective ways to catch bass and can be rigged a few different ways depending on the technique or cover you're fishing. Today, Bassmaster Elite, Bob Downey shares how to choose the proper tube for any bass fishing scenario. With so many variations and sizes, it can be difficult to narrow down your selection while shopping at Omnia Fishing or when on the water rigging your rods. First, Bob covers flippin' tubes, which are generally longer in the 3 1/2" to 4" range and feature a more solid head, making them perfect weedless rigging with an EWG-style hook. Next, we have tubes in the 3 1/2" to 3 3/4" range, which Bob typically throws for smallmouth on a "Stupid Tube" rig or an internally rigged tube jig head and an exposed hook. Lastly is going to be mini and micro tubes, which are great alternatives to a Ned Rig when smallmouth fishing. These smallest tubes run 2" to 2 3/4" and are rigged with a shorter shank internal tube jig head and an exposed hook point.

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