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Thread: Bubble rig tube colors

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    Field & Stream has some neat looking small Shad Spoons in the freshwater section that should work well. Inexpensive too, $3 for 2 pack.
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    Before everybody started using the sunglass holders we used the oil sample tubing I used at Thompson Tractor. Caught a bunch of fish on it and it was indestructible it was real hard and when the sunglass holders came along it seemed to hook fish better.

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    Need some help with bubble rigs please. I was made a believer last year during the Spanish bite. What size single hook or trebles do you use behind the bubble rigs? I am thinking about tying up some bucktail and flashabou lures to drag along behind the bubble as it seems like it would be a good imitation to the minnows shown in the picture from Pier#r'. Does anybody have any recommendations you can pass along? Thank you for the help.

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    I use VMC 9626BZ 4x strong size 4 but I suspect a size 6 would be good enough for Spanish. If you are catching them on a soda straw and worry about line damage just use plain clear tubing (similar to bubble box aerator tubing) and slide the straw over it. Use size 10 swivels and cheap 50lb mono for leaders. I see a lot of folks use super glue on the seam of the bubble float to keep them from coming apart. I use a snap swivel to attach the treble hook so that I can change straw or tubing color without having to cut and retie if others are catching them on a different color or change to a Clark spoon.

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    Seems the bubbles would always hit the pier and crack when the bite was really on, so I now fill mine with clear silicone from a caulk gun. No more leaks to worry about.
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    Go to the shoe department and get a tube of Shoe Goo---no kidding, there is such stuff---and run a bead around the seam of the bubble. It will shrink as it dries and will dry (clear) to the touch in just a few minutes. This holds the bubble together and makes a little bumper for when it hits the pier. You'll lose the bubble to a shark before you'll break it on the pier, unless you are some kind of a go-rilla, bubble-stomper.
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