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FLOAT TUBE FISHING FORUM » Float Tubes, Pontoons and Related Equipment Discussions » Fishing Related Discussions » Ornery Tubes - proof of concept

Ornery Tubes - proof of concept

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1 Ornery Tubes - proof of concept on Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:29 pm

Ornery Bob

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For some reason, I've always thought of tube baits as fresh water baits. But that's pretty silly considering that a bait fish is a bait fish no matter what flavor the water is and so if you're doing bait fish presentations, then tubes should work just as well in the salt as they do in the fresh.

So thanks to kin's excellent post about tube baits, I decided to give them a try.

But I've always thought eyes were an important feature, so I decided to get some fish eyes and glue them to some tube baits and see what happens. What happened is I caught fish!

There's nothing new or revolutionary here, I'm just sharing the stoke. It's extra fun to catch fish on baits you make yourself!

2 Re: Ornery Tubes - proof of concept on Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:49 pm

Alakai

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HEYYY Bob, one thing I noticed is that you have tube bait leads that have a line wire that is at about a 45deg angle from the front to the top. The type I have been seeing has them right at the top of the head. Wondering if there is a difference, saw that HUB are also running at the top. Think it is a difference from a "death spiral" or stunned fish to a hopping one?

Thanks for the mention, of course I saw the new video already hehe. Loyal bell subscriber!

3 Re: Ornery Tubes - proof of concept on Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:28 pm

Ornery Bob

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I made them up with both styles of jig heads. I think the one I gave you was 90 degree. I think kin mentioned that he felt the 60 degree were better at not getting hung up on rocks and such so I decided to give them a try as well. I will let you know my feeling on them after more testing.

I played with these baits in shallow water so I could see the action. When the bait is moving through the water, it is remarkably fish like. The action isn't as pronounced as a swimbait, but its still very fish looking. When the bait sits on the bottom, the tentacles may or may not flair out, so just barely twitching the line gives them great action. Two of the fish were caught by casting deep into the dock structure and just letting the bait sit on the bottom for a minute and barely twitching the line. Then give it about a one foot hop and do the little twitch thing again.

Lots of things you can do with these tubes. Lots of ways to rig them.

Here's my first test dip from earlier today. The temperature of the plastic is critical and it had cooled a little by the second dip, so this guy came out a little chubby, but better than I expected for a first attempt.

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4 Re: Ornery Tubes - proof of concept on Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:00 pm

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5 Re: Ornery Tubes - proof of concept on Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:41 pm

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Great job on the Ornery Tubes


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6 Re: Ornery Tubes - proof of concept on Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:45 pm

Alakai

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That looks absolutely great Bob!! Looking forward to your review

7 Re: Ornery Tubes - proof of concept on Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:28 pm

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WTG Bob and thanks for sharing.
I am looking forward to some future reports with these.


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8 Re: Ornery Tubes - proof of concept on Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:56 am

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Looks good cant wait for the review myself as well.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCItSobIQx6g5WXRcIxQy2Cw

9 Re: Ornery Tubes - proof of concept on Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:17 pm

Alakai

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Placed my order tonight Bob, I hope to be making some cool jigs soon. My stock of the stuff we have been using are going down and I really don't want to place another order if I can make something just as good. Figure by the time I learn some technique, I will need them.

10 Re: Ornery Tubes - proof of concept on Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:36 pm

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Have fun and be safe! Toxic fumes!

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