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When fishing a tube on a carolina rig I take a small piece of styrofoam peanut and stuff it into the head of the tube then squirt some Kickin Bass scent in there, the foam depending on how big a piece you use will make it float up off the bottom or else fall super slowly. If you rig it up and lay it in the water beside the boat allowing the sinker to go down about as far as your leader is long you can see the different effects of smaller or bigger pieces of foam. Works great for big smallies up North, I haven't really tried it here in Florida yet.
 

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When using styrofoam in a c-rig tube, leader length is critical to the action. A short leader with alittle bit of styrofoam wil cause the tube to dance different than alot of it. If you get the chance, expiriment. It really dances different.
 

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When tournament fishing and a Tube jig gets wallered out save it for when you are messing around. Just turn them around and keep on fishing them. Never throw them in the drink it takes a month of sundays for them to biodegrade!
 

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Hey guys next time you are at the drug store pick up some cheap ear plugs. Very pliable and can be molded to fit in most any tube. They also hold scent very good. You can also stick a worm rattle in the plug and it does not interfere with the hook.

You can precut some small sections to use as a trailer hook keeper on spinnerbaits. Scent can be added to that as well. Give it a try you want be disappointed
 
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TampaCountryBoy said:
Hey guys next time you are at the drug store pick up some cheap ear plugs. Very pliable and can be molded to fit in most any tube. They also hold scent very good. You can also stick a worm rattle in the plug and it does not interfere with the hook.

You can precut some small sections to use as a trailer hook keeper on spinnerbaits. Scent can be added to that as well. Give it a try you want be disappointed
Great tip. I bet the bass won't HEAR the bait coming.............. LOL
Come on, you know you want to laugh!!!!
 

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I can't hardly type I am laughing so hard.

I knew those plugs were special, just never knew why..... Stealth presentation! thanks for helping me solve the puzzle. ;D
 

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Tubes as we know them were invented by the late Bobby Garland who named them Gitzits. Bobby mfr'd crappie jigs back Arkansas before moving to Arizona, then Utah where his Canyon Lures are still in business. Bobby also invented spider jigs using the same crappie jig tube mold and cut off both end and razer cut skirts leaving the center section uncut to form the spider and a twin tail grub to make spider jig. Bobby sent me some of his first Gitzits back in 1971, a smoke color.You should remember Ish Monroe winning Amistad with a Tora tube in '06. Some of Bobby's tube tricks; foam pellets, single tail grub stuffed inside the tube, tube over a structure spoon known as the cap & gown, drop shot tubes and one of the most effect bed baits ever, the white tube with chartruse tail tips.. Bobby returned to Arkansas and passed away in 2006. Just thought you may be interested in who invented tubes.
Tom
 

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There is a crappie lure company named Bobby Garland jigs that was once owned by Mr. Garland but he sold the company and the name a few years before his death. They make some nice baits.
 

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I've never tried a white/ chartreuse tube before, Old School, thanx 4 the tip. I usually throw black/blue jig/chunks and the occasional GP tube, but, even though I've heard of white, I've never tied it on-much less white/ chartreuse.
 
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