Bass Pro Shops® XPS® Weedless Tube Heads
With a Few Tweaks, Awesome
When I first read reviews of these tube-jig heads, I was a bit skeptical but needed something that wouldn't hang up in nasty rip-rap with every single cast. So, I took a shot. At first, I wasn't really impressed - the holes created in the tubes for the hook eye and the weedguard seemed so close to each other that the head of the tube would tear easily. I then realized that all I had to do was put the weedguard through the same hole in the tube as the hook eye, with the hook eye in between the two weedguard arms. Now, just one hole. However, when I took 'em out to the lake, they got bit just fine but weren't hooking fish. That was when I realized that the weedguard needs to NOT go underneath the barb, in which case it catches when you set the hook. To fix that, all I had to do was reform the weedguard a bit so that it rests just against the very tip of the hook. Since then, with those two fixes, these heads have been fantastic going through both wood and rock, saving time and resulting in more fish. Please, Bass Pro, keep making these heads!
And, of course, the Gammie hooks are awesome.
March 27, 2012
great weedless hook
best weedless jig hook ive used so far. buy them all the time. easy to use. never get snaged
July 1, 2011
Weed guard needs to attach to hook eye so that only 1 hole is punched in the tube.
November 28, 2010
There seems to be a design flaw with these hooks or I just happened to get 3 bad packages. The weed guard rubs on the eyelet and causes line breaks and lost fish. You can bend the week guard to reduce the rub on the line but it isn't ideal. No complaints about the tool and the concept is a good one, change the positioning of the guard with the eyelet and you have a winner.
September 14, 2010