Pro bass angler Cole Floyd shares an excellent tube rigging tip for pitching and flipping applications that involves altering the hook bend and cutting the tube to deliver vastly improved hooking percentages.
- FLIPPING TUBE – Strike King Denny Brauer Pro Flip Tube, 4.5-inch
- TUBE HOOK – Lazer TroKar Tournament Tube Hook
- WEIGHT – Strike King Tour Grade Tungsten Weight
- CREATURE BAIT – Strike King Rage Bug (underwater footage)
Why a tube? A simple soft plastic tube ignores all the design hype of creature baits and consistently produces bites when rigged Texas-style and pitched around shallow cover or fished on a jig. The simple body profile delivers reduced action and vibration, which akin to Ned rigging, can be the ticket when bass are in a funk, highly pressured, or conditioned to more commonly used creature baits.