Strike King® Flip-n-Tube
Best tube on the market
Years ago, I was given some Bass tubes for flipping. They had hard solid noses, thick tubes and were black and white mixed. I have no idea of the brand, but after describing them to the Bass Pro guys, they handed me some of the Strike King flip-n-tubes.
I was amazed, these were exactly like the tubes I used as a kid. I fish tubes more than any other plastic bait in my tackle box. I use tubes as trailers for Jigs and not all tubes will work with jigs. They have to have a very thick hard nose to hold. These Strike Kings work perfectly. They are coated in heavy salt which I love too. The color variety is minimal. I would like to see more options for different settings or waters, but for now the ones I have work very well. I have been having the best luck on the shad colored model. These are like crank to Large Mouth Bass. The action of these is amazing.
For the larger 4.5" tubes, you will want to go with a 5/0 or even a 6/0 hook. I prefer the wide gap hooks with the pin welded on to hold the tube. They seem to make the tubes last much longer. One thing to keep in mind is, these tubes are thicker than some of the other brands. Make sure you have a good hook set to punch the point through the tube.
Tubes are a very versatile bait to throw. They can be pitched, flipped, used as trailers, drug across the bottom, thrown into weeds or just reeled in. There really is no wrong way to fish a tube. These are great kid baits too. They don't snag up very often and they produce. Give these tubes a shot. You wont be disappointed.
September 16, 2012
Love this as an option to either a jig or creature bait when fishing heavy cover or reeds. Provides a bit of a darting action as well that the other two can't provide. The solid head really helps keep the bait in place when it catches up of the cover as well. But, like all tube baits, if you don't rig it absolutely straight, you end up with line twist. Overall though, I really like this bait.
July 15, 2011
Flippin tube !
I like the design that Strike King put into these flippin tubes. The solid rubber head comes in handy for holding your hook in place or if you want to use a screw & lock hook also. I usually toss these in thick vegetation to try and entice those lunker bass to strike. These tubes have solid weight to them so they will fall through that thick matted grass. Strike King offers plenty of colors for any application you might need them for. I like the bleeding tubes because the tails are a blood red color and I get good results from them. Buy some, you will not regret it !!!!!
May 16, 2010
FLIPPIN NITEMARE is right these are great for fishing the spawning bass on there beds and flippin. texas rigged is the best try to rig weightless but if wieght is needed i usually dont go over a 1/4 oz or a 2/0 hook try to get as close as u can to a crawfish color or for the big smallmouth try anyhting goby really anything black, blue, watermelon or a shad color is the best. get two packs there worth it.
January 11, 2010