Dip Tubes And Circle Hooks

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by hct236, Jan 24, 2010.

Do Circle Hooks Work With Dip Tubes/Worms

  1. Works Well

  2. Doesn't Work

  3. Never Tried

  4. Works But Not Recomended

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  1. hct236

    hct236 Well-Known Member

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    Do circle hooks work with dip tubes/worms
     
  2. steveturner024

    steveturner024 Active Member

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    That is all I use for my Dip tubes. They ones I have didn't come with circle hooks but I always replace the hooks with circle hooks. Never had any problems with them.
     

  3. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    I like the Mini Furry Thang threaded on a 5/0 Team Catfish Hook. Yes they work fine.
     
  4. 187um

    187um New Member

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    i use circle hooks with the dip tubes as well..... but i cut the tubes into 2-3 pieces and thread the pieces on to the hook and it seems to be more of a morsal than a long tube seems like big or small the fish hook up a little more consistant than when i use the whole tube just my opinion though no solid proof...good luck hope this helps
     
  5. countryboy79

    countryboy79 New Member

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    The circle hooks work better than the treble hooks do.. The fish always swallow the treble hook. Its ether killed the fish or cut the line, Chances are ether way its still gonna die.
     
  6. Branj796

    Branj796 Member

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    I don't use them but it will work great the way they hit sonny's and secret 7. Just depends of preference
     
  7. hct236

    hct236 Well-Known Member

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    OK, but how do you rig the tubes on a circle hook? I have heard that you shouldn't have anything between the tip of the hook and the shank like in number 2. I included a pic because its hard to explain. So should I rig like #1 or #2?
    Thanks
     

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  8. holliswood

    holliswood Well-Known Member

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    I believe it would be #2.
     
  9. Arkansascatman777

    Arkansascatman777 New Member

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    The team catfish double action hooks work great with dip tubes dipped in secret 7 but I wouldn't rig it either way that you have shown. either way will cause you to lose a lot of fish. Cut the dip tube in 3 equal pieces and then hook them 1 at a time from the side. 1 to 2 pieces is plenty for up to a 5/0 hook but you can use all 3 pieces on an 8/0.
     
  10. catfisherman04

    catfisherman04 Well-Known Member

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    putting the dip worm on the shank works just fine thats the way i do it
     
  11. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    I would say figure #2 I rig mine that way,it works well,though I don't use dip baits very often.
     
  12. ccat

    ccat Well-Known Member

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    Howard,
    I would use #2, with the tube slid down on the shank of the hook. But I agree with Johnny/777. We often cut our tubes in pieces and use 2 or 3 pieces, depending on hook size. You can't go wrong with the Team Catfish circle hook, or Jackhammer hook.
    As for dip tubes, I use pencil grips with holes punched in them with a hole punch. It saves a little money, but works just as well as manufactured dip tubes. I have been using these for a few years and have no problems with them at all.
    If you have any reservations on which way to hook the tube, just experiment and see what works best for you.
     
  13. 51colt

    51colt New Member

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    I fish with 2/0 circle hooks i use pencil holder tubes also. I use one piece a 1/2 inich long works great.
    51
     
  14. catfisherman04

    catfisherman04 Well-Known Member

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    i tryed method #1 and it didnt work for me the fish just grabbed the dip worm and tore it off the hook
     
  15. playin4funami

    playin4funami New Member

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    what's wrong with just cutting the tube up and threading the peices onto the hook so they cover the shank to near the hook tip, not that I use dip bait, or circles for that matter, just curious. If you are tightline fishing just use a regular J-hook and it will stick them in the lip when they grab and run with the bait, looseline might be a different story a you would end up with too many gut hooked fish, just talking mechaninics here as I do not use dip or care for circles.
     
  16. mudsling79

    mudsling79 New Member

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    x2 on this i do it this way and its seems to work best for me just my 2 cents
    good luck get a biggun
     
  17. brinley45cal

    brinley45cal Active Member

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    thats all i use with my dipworms is circle hooks,to me they work better and i have way more hook ups with them then the treble hooks. ive tried the little furry things but for some reason i find the fish dont like it as much for some reason.for me the tubes out fish the furry things EVERY time. dont know why.
     
  18. RLBadKarma

    RLBadKarma New Member

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    Anyone make their own tubes? What do you use and how?
     
  19. hct236

    hct236 Well-Known Member

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    I've thought about it, but considering how cheap they are, it never seemed worth the effort. But I have heard of people using pencil grips and punching holes in them.
     
  20. flathead421

    flathead421 New Member

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    All the are is surgical tubing with holes. If you can find a medical supply store they will have tubing and I believe it's pretty cheap. My guess cheaper than pencil grips.