If an angler is in pursuit of Smallmouth Bass with out the tube jig someplace within the mixture of go to baits, they’re undoubtedly lacking out. Tube jigs and Smallmouth go collectively like milk and cookies. And Tube jigs do not cease there; Largemouth will be had utilizing them too.
Let’s simply contact on off shore and on shore Smallmouth tube jig fishing for now and depart the Largemouth tube rigging for an additional time. For probably the most half, tube jigs on my outings are dragged alongside backside. Pitching them in and round sparse cowl is sort of efficient too; by letting them spiral their means all the way down to the underside. However the tube jig, with its uncovered hook isn’t usually utilized in high-density cowl, however fairly, open backside terrain waters with minimal weeds. Principally, dragging a tube jig for Smallmouth is like backside bouncing for Walleye. It is the identical fundamental principal in that you may cowl quite a lot of water quick and successfully.
A very good rod of 6’6″ to 7’2″ in size will suffice simply advantageous for dragging tube jigs. So far as the motion goes, the medium heavy motion is the best way to go. It’s a good selection, in my view, as a result of I can really feel rather more distinguishable construction with it. The lighter motion rod will distribute backside construction, sure, however it has a tough time telling us what the construction is. The medium heavy rod has the sensitivity to tell apart a rock from a Bass with the bonus of a great spine for setting the hook. The deeper the water the extra spine we have to support us in getting that hook imbedded! The prolonged rod additionally helps. Whether or not I’m utilizing a 18 or 14 oz. jig head the medium heavy motion rod does the trick. With too gentle a rod I discover myself swinging continuously as a result of with backside resistance, like a boulder for instance, the lighter rod will arch making us suppose now we have a taker, however the heavier rod will pressure that tube jig up and over the boulder, subsequently revealing its true id.
G-Loomis builds rods particularly for tube jigging. They go so far as giving us a graphic drawing of it on the rod it was designed for which makes for straightforward selecting. To this point, the tube rigging G-Loomis rods I’ve put in my palms have felt proper for me, however understand that the motion of 1 rod producer does not essentially really feel like the identical motion of one other. In different phrases, really feel for your self and decide for your self. I personally like the texture of the medium heavy rods for tube dragging, however once more, ‘to every his personal’!
Different rods that flatter the tube jig are the Essential from Shimano, or the Cumara in medium heavy. My private favorite tube jigging rod is the Quantum 6’6″ medium heavy Tour Version PT rod. It’s effectively balanced, has a great really feel and has the spine wanted for the job. I can drag tubes all day with it in consolation.
After all, the rods talked about are spinning rods as a result of spinning gear is a prerequisite so far as I am involved! With Spinning reels, the tube jigs fall to the underside is fast and with no restriction. As quick because it falls, the spinning reel will feed it the road it wants and it additionally amplifies any detection of hits with gentle weighted jigs.
When selecting a spinning reel for tube jigging now we have to understand that anti reverse is of the utmost significance. We don’t need any play within the hook set so a great high quality reel in tubing is a should. Priced excellent is the Stradic from Shimano. It does not matter what dimension you select, these spinning reels are simply plain magic. They’re the workhorse of the Shimano spinning reel line up, in my view, and are value each penny. For these of you with deeper pockets; how concerning the Diawa Fuego? This candy little spinning reel is clean and light-weight for all day dealing with. An reasonably priced Diawa is the Exceler. It’s not as gentle dealing with because the Fuego, however it’s clean, with a wonderful anti reverse.
Palms down, my favorite tube jig combo is the Shimano Stradic 1000 teamed up with the Quantum 6’6″ medium heavy Tour Version PT rod. It has achieved me effectively over the numerous years and at all times will. I’ve confidence in its potential; its consolation and its excellent live effectively filling capabilities. In case you are searching for that excellent tube jig combo give these rods and reels a attempt to you will notice and really feel why I like them.