The BEST way to rig a tube for smallmouth bass

If you only use a standard tube jighead for rigging tubes for smallmouths, you’re missing out. Here Lake Erie guide Terry Jones shows how he rigs a tube – with a football head and Smelly Jelly. Pretty cool. Two more things: Don’t be afraid to use a smaller tube than other folks use, and make sure your tube has purple flake because gobies have a purple sheen to them.

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