I fish tubes almost exclusively. If you are having trouble with hook ups I suggest the following. This will also make rigging a lot easier. I mainly use the Strike King bleeding tubes with a 4/0 or 5/0 Gama. EWG. If you will take a pocket knife and starting from about a 1/4" from the head make a cut down the seam until about a 1/4" from the bottom it will free your hook up alot better. Bill Dance has an article in either Bassmaster or Bassin'. I have the mag. I will find it and post it here. It has some pics in it to see what they're talking about. It is a really good set up. Make hit miss ratio has skyrocketed since I started cutting mine.