Zoom Unveils New Salty Super Tube

Zoom’s New 4-1/4 inch Salty Super Tube (Color: Disco Candy)

When Elite Series angler Mike McClelland and the rest of the Zoom pro

staff hit the tournament trail in 2012, they will have another weapon

tied on their rod. That weapon, the new Zoom Salty Super Tube, is the

company’s latest soft bait.

The new tube, available in 3-3/4 inch and 4-1/4 inch sizes, differs from

the company’s original tube because it’s hand-dipped for a thicker,

tougher body. It is also loaded with salt and specifically designed to

meet the needs of pitchers and flippers (4-1/4 inch version) and finesse

guys (3-3/4 inch).

“Tubes are still an ace-in-the-hole bait,†says McClelland, a veteran

angler with more than $1.2 million in tournament wins. “A lot of guys

still use tubes, but many of them just don’t talk about it.

According to McClelland, the 4-1/4 inch Salty Super Tube will be one of

his go-to baits for flipping and pitching. The bigger, thicker body

ensures that it can hold a 4/0 or 5/0 hook, and it won’t ball up when

punched through mats, flipped to water willows or skipped under docks.

“I’ve always flipped a tube. It’s something I keep tied on to help me

get out of a bind,†he says. “It has a different fall than anything

else. A beaver-style bait is similar, a finesse jig is similar, but

nothing falls like a tube. It swings and sways and turns around in

circles…things a creature bait won’t do.â€

The smaller of the tubes won’t be any less popular. A dragging tube, as

McClelland sees it, the 3-3/4†size will be dynamite on a tube head,

where it can be worked over gravel and sandbars in river systems or

hopped to imitate goby on the Great Lakes. McClelland thinks this tube

will be deadly for smallmouth, spotted bass and largemouth.

“The dragging tube is still a great go-to bait,†says McClelland. “It’s a

finesse bait that catches a lot of fish; it will also catch you some

good fish as well.â€

For most of the last decade, creature baits have been all the rage among

bass anglers looking for a soft plastic that works under a variety of

conditions. While McClelland doesn’t necessarily see the tide changing

anytime soon, he does believe tubes continue to enjoy a strong

following.   He believes Zoom’s strong entry in the market will be very

well received among the tube-throwing contingent.

“This is the perfect time for Zoom to hit the market,†he says. “They

are hitting the nail on the head by offering this new tougher, thicker

bodied, salty tube.â€

To view the entire photo gallery for both sizes of the new Salty Super Tube – click here.

The new tubes will be offered in 16 different colors including four new colors.

001 Black Red

005 Junebug

019 Watermelon Seed

025 Green Pumpkin

026 Blueberry

054 Watermelon Red

097 Rootbeer Pepper Green

157 White Pearl / Silver Glitter

177 Junebug Red

239 Green Pumpkin Blue

300 Disco Violet

307 Disco Green

312 Disco Candy (new color)

313 Christmas Tree Red (new color)

314 H20 Violet Gold (new color)

315 Smokin Candy (new color)

The new product codes are 120 for the 3.75 inch and 121 for the 4.25 inch tubes.