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EWG Tube Jigs?
« on: May 25, 2012, 11:43:15 AM »

Do you prefer your tube jigs to be EWG or standard?  When do you use one style versus the other?  If there is a brand or style you think is the best, I'd love to hear about it.  Thanks for any tips.  Paul
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Re: EWG Tubes?
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2012, 02:13:45 PM »

I like the standard.  I have not been sold on the EWG's yet.  They both look good but I feel I get more in the boat with the standard.
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Re: EWG Tube Jigs?
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2012, 05:24:36 PM »

I use the EWGs when using the thicker triple and quad dipped tubes, standard for everything else. 
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Re: EWG Tube Jigs?
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2012, 05:56:19 PM »

Steve Clapper says to always use a regular 3/0 hook for tubes. He's pretty good at this bass fishing stuff so I mostly go with that!
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Re: EWG Tube Jigs?
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2012, 07:11:43 PM »

I prefer a straight shank hook for just about everything I do.
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Re: EWG Tube Jigs?
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2012, 09:52:19 PM »

 I use EWG ( Gamakatsu 3/0 ) to make a weedless tube and a standard ( Mustad 3/0 ) for all other times.
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Re: EWG Tube Jigs?
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2012, 12:00:40 AM »

used the goby-profile tube jigs Dan (kustom kicker jigs) got and had noticeably (like near 90+%) better fish landing  rates than previous trips using the "big dude" style heads. The flat goby heads leave a lot more room for the hook, was very happy with them. I've noticed that last few times to st. clair - the fat-headed tube jigs get a ton more bites. They all have 3/0 standard hooks.
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Re: EWG Tube Jigs?
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2012, 02:57:48 PM »

Have any pictures of them?
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Re: EWG Tube Jigs?
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Re: EWG Tube Jigs?
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2012, 02:16:43 AM »

Yup! I think an angler could do some damage with these. What is the best way(s) for an angler to get some of these?
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Re: EWG Tube Jigs?
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2012, 07:20:48 PM »

Thanks for the tips guys.  Guess I'll go with the traditional jigs.  Those Goby-jigs do look fantastic. 
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Re: EWG Tube Jigs?
« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2012, 09:59:06 PM »

I only like an EWG type hook when I texas rig plastics.  The gap gives more room for a bait to fold over for a good hookset.  If I texas rig a tube, I use a 3/0 EWG.

For tube jig hooks, round bend are fine.  You only have one wall on the tube to collapse, a round bend works great.

something to consider:  The type of hook you choose has more or less "keel" effect on a bait.  I think that's one of the reasons soft swim baits use a weighted EWG type hook.
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Re: EWG Tube Jigs?
« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2012, 06:53:34 AM »

If I am using a tube head i prefer the 3/0 mustad ultra point in a 60 degree flat eye. if i am texas riggin a tube i always use 3/0 ewg mustad.
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Re: EWG Tube Jigs?
« Reply #13 on: May 29, 2012, 08:21:52 AM »

Yup! I think an angler could do some damage with these. What is the best way(s) for an angler to get some of these?

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Re: EWG Tube Jigs?
« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2012, 01:13:48 PM »

you'll have to email Dan, they are not on the website - email address is, however.
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Re: EWG Tube Jigs?
« Reply #15 on: May 30, 2012, 02:48:33 PM »

Okay. Are they in any stores yet? Online at LandBigFish.com?
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Re: EWG Tube Jigs?
« Reply #16 on: May 30, 2012, 05:34:37 PM »

Believe it or not I have had the best luck with Standard BPS Tube Jigs....Not the Pro model with the Round bend hook but the regular model with the Gammie EWG style hook....

One thing I do is cut a Slit in the tube to ensure the hook has freedom to move and penetrate the fishes jaw....

For flipping, Weightless, and Jerk Tubing I just match the hook to the size of the tube that I am using and the fall rate that I want....Again making sure that the Hook has freedom to move when I set the hook....
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