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    bubble rig straws

    After reading the article about wire leaders and bubble rigs, it got me to thinking. whats the longest straw piece any of you have used before it becomes ineffective. I was looking at the option of using mono followed by steel leader material for last part of the rig, but make tube just a little longer with steel leader that would hidden inside as well as swivel hidden.

    Thoughts and ideas from you seasoned veterans is always welcome.

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    I've never put much thought into it.
    All I can say is mine are just long enough to cover the hook and the cross-lock barrel swivel I use on the end to make changing straws easier.
    Around 2"??
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    That may be part of my problem, I think to much. I mean its just fishing, right.

    Quote Originally Posted by CarlF View Post
    I've never put much thought into it.
    All I can say is mine are just long enough to cover the hook and the cross-lock barrel swivel I use on the end to make changing straws easier.
    Around 2"??

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    Quote Originally Posted by firewhatfire View Post
    After reading the article about wire leaders and bubble rigs, it got me to thinking. whats the longest straw piece any of you have used before it becomes ineffective. I was looking at the option of using mono followed by steel leader material for last part of the rig, but make tube just a little longer with steel leader that would hidden inside as well as swivel hidden.

    Thoughts and ideas from you seasoned veterans is always welcome.

    Thanks

    Phil
    Seems to me that once I got over 2 inches I did get as many bites
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    I use the rubber sunglasses holders for my straws, i make them 3-4" i still get bit plenty on them and that lil bit of extra length tends to save my mono leader from getting too tore up by the bigger spanish
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    Quote Originally Posted by fishingjunkie84 View Post
    I use the rubber sunglasses holders for my straws
    I like those too, I still have some left over from my last fishing trip (2 years ago). What colors seem to work best there? I used to be able to buy those at Walmart in Navarre, whenever I went fishing there. I wonder if the Walmart in Gulf Shores has them.
    Last edited by old_skool; 09-10-2018 at 07:51 AM.

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    Green has been a productive color this Summer. Walmart GS has plenty of all colors.
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    Get a few grey ones worked real good for me this year when water was real clear. Looks more like a glass minnow than all the rest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert(Tato)Piteo View Post
    Get a few grey ones worked real good for me this year when water was real clear. Looks more like a glass minnow than all the rest.

    Guess I need to add this with my others
    J&M had the most colors I had seen in the spring.....still wish they made white,
    but the gray might work well with a white head jig
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    Quote Originally Posted by tigershark View Post
    Green has been a productive color this Summer. Walmart GS has plenty of all colors.
    Can you buy them individually or do you have to by a whole pack with different colors

 

 
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