Bass Pro Shops XPS Tube Head
Great for smaller tubes
These tube jigheads are great for smaller tubes, especially when fishing in rivers with current. The fall is somewhere between a slow spiral and rocketing to the bottom (depending on the amount of weight and the current). The hooks are sharp, very sturdy and long lasting. The wide gap does increase hooksets after you get used to it. The only downfall is that the hooks are not long enough for tubes larger than 3 inches, causing the tube to curl on the hook. When fishing for river smallmouth I rarely use a bigger tube, but if I do, I just tear the tube a little near the bend in the hook to allow the tube to straighten out.
April 26, 2009
Very good for 3 1/2" tubes
The oversized wide gap hooks allow 3 1/2" tubes to be rigged
in a virtually snagfree fashion. With only the hook point and barb exposed when "skinned" I hook up
on most of my strikes while remaining snagfree.
Much better than tube heads with standard size hooks..
October 8, 2013
This hook is very sharp. I use this hook while fishing plastic crawdads, especially around rocks, and found that it is not only strong, but durable enough to maintain its sharpness for long times without having to resharpen (although I check often). The wide gap has proven to be deadly, resulting in a very high hook-up. I've tried many others, but for the price and the exceptional quality, I use nothing but XPS Tube Head jigs.
April 11, 2013
Great Tube Head
I use these in 1/8, 3/16, and 1/4 oz sizes. Hook is a little short for tubes larger than three inches, however when insert weighted end into tube dont push it all the way to the end. Bring hook eye out side a little way down the tube and you will get a better more natural fall. Smallmouth here in Washington eat them up. I pair with Yamamoto watermelon or white tubes depending upon what fish are telling me.
February 10, 2010