How to Put Fishing Hooks in Tubes

How to Put Fishing Hooks in Tubes
Tube lures are easy to spot. One end is closed, while the other is hollowed and sliced into strips. The open end, which contains tentacle-like strips, creates action under the water and attracts a wide variety of fish, including smallmouth bass. You should drop your plastic lure slowly to the bottom and work for a strike. You can attach a plastic tube to a fishing hook in the same way that you attach a plastic worm.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Texas Rig

Step 1
Press the top of the tube's head to the point of the hook, which is located at the curve of the hook, and pass it through. Round the tube's body as you press down.
Step 2
Pull the hook through the offset bend. Check that the eyelet, which is located on the end of the hook, is outside the tube's closed end, or "head."
Step 3
Rotate the point of the hook in one of three ways: bury the hook point in the top layer of the tube--a technique known as the Texas Rig A Tub; lay the hook point against the top layer of the tub--a technique known as Texposed Hook Point; or pass the point of the hook just under the tube, then bury the point under the skin, which is known as "Texskin."

Owner Phantom Tube Hook

Step 1
Press the hook point to the "butt," or closed end, of the tube.
Step 2
Pass the tube over the full length of the hook. Pull the hook point from the tube for a clean exit, meaning that it is completely out of the tube.
Step 3
Thread the hook through the tube's body. Pinch the sides of the tube's body as you drag the weight on the fishing hook through the walls of the tube.
Step 4
Press the hook to the skin of the tube--a technique known as "Texskin." Exit the eye of the hook through the tube's body and tie on your line. Reinsert the eye back into the tube's body.

Tips & Warnings

Tubes are available in a variety of sizes and colors.
Follow local bag limit and catch-and-release regulations.

Article Written By Charlie Gaston

Charlie Gaston has written numerous instructional articles on topics ranging from business to communications and estate planning. Gaston holds a bachelor's degree in international business and a master's degree in communications. She is fluent in Spanish and has extensive travel experience.

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