Tube jig heads come in many styles and sizes but why?
Well, each tube jig head is unique to the style of fishing you will be doing. Our Mega tube heads are designed to vertical jig for deepwater predators, whereas our short shank tubes with 60-degree line ties are for smaller tube jigs that you cast and retrieve.
Here are some differences to note in each style of tube jig head.
Head Style: Head styles depend on the size of the tube you are going to use as well as the technique you will be using. Are you vertical jigging or casting?
Head Weight: Head weight is based on the fall rate. The heavier the head the faster it will fall. It is good to have multiple weights in each head style. The fish will tell you if they want the tube to fall faster or slower and you can adjust your fall rate by putting a different weight in the tube.
Hook – Wire Gauge: The bigger the fish, the heavier the wire you will need to get the fish landed. Also, the smaller the fish, or the more fragile the fish’s mouth, you will want a lighter wire hook.
Hook Size: The whole jig head should fit into the front of the tube, inside the hollow cavity of the tube with the line tie poking out near the front of the tube body. You want the bend of the hook to come out of the tube right where the tentacles start. This is the proper overall length of the jig head.
Line Tie: If you are vertical jigging, or if you want the tube to sit horizontal to the bottom, you will want a 90deg line tie. A cast and retrieve technique is better achieved with a 60deg line tie.
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