The Stupid Tube Goes BIG Time in 2019
The secret of the Secret Lures Stupid Tubes is leaking out at a pretty steady drip these days. Three trips to the Bassmaster Classic, a BFL All American Title, and televised coverage have a way of doing that. We’re expecting 2019 to bring a flood of successful bass fishing stories and bass tournament wins. In part, because “The Secret is Out”, and in part, because of the Secret Lures HD Stupid Tube Jighead and Flippin’ Stupid Tube.
HD (Heavy Duty) Stupid Tube Heads: This one is something we’re excited about, and we know customers will be too. It is built on the same design principles that have taken three anglers to the Bassmaster Classic, won a BFL All-American, and countless other titles, but heavy duty!
The new HD Stupid Tube Head is designed for pitching and flipping bigger tubes in heavy cover with heavy line and flippin’ sticks. If you’ve liked flipping tubes in the past, you’re going to love it now. Although still a 4/0 in size, the HD features a medium wire Mustad hook with more bite and less flex. It fits perfectly in the new Secret Lures Flippin’ Stupid Tube.
The 4.2 Flippin’ Stupid Tube: A HD Stupid Tube Head in any other tube is only half right, so we took it upon ourselves to finish up the “system.”
By using our same proven recipe for hand-dipped salted tubes, we’ve come up with the ultimate flippin’ tube. The Secret Lures Flippin’ Stupid Tube maintains the same proportions and texture that made the Stupid Tube famous but scaled up for the HD Stupid Tube Head. Inside diameter increased by 50% and 1/2 inch 0f total length was added. We’ve started with four proven colors and look forward to working with customers and dealers to expand our color palette in 2019. If you’ve got a killer color combo you’d like to see, drop us a line, we’d love to hear about it and help make it a reality!
The 4.5 Big Dummy Stupid Tube: This one was born out of the testing phase of the Flippin’ Stupid Tube with Terry McWilliams and Matt McCoy. They are two of the most qualified Stupid Tube experts you’ll ever meet.
They take tube fishing to the Ph.D. level! Every time we sent them a new batch their response was the same, “These are awesome, BUT, can you make it bigger?” That quest ended when these arrived at their doors. Although we were skeptical of a tube that size, the first trip to the lake proved them right. The Big Dummy is double the inside diameter of the Stupid Tube and closer to 4.5 inches long. It’s bulky but not long. There are times and places that a tube this size produces quality bites. Rather than shelving them, we did a limited run for folks to try out. What makes them different is that they are big and fat, but not thickly walled.
The Big Dummy collapses quickly with minimal pressure and that translates into good hookups. Like the Flippin’ Stupid Tube, we’re going to let our customers help us decide what colors to make next.
For the die-hard Original Stupid Tube fans, we also took care of one of the most common requests!
Heavier Stupid Tube Heads: Lots of folks wanted to fish the Stupid Tube in deeper water and/or heavier current, which makes sense. The more fish you can show a Secret Lures Stupid Tube, the more fish you can put in the boat. We figured out how to squeeze a ¼ ounce of lead into the 3.7 Stupid Tube. It makes for a fat head without hindering that proven action. You can now get the ¼ once version in 3/0 and 4/0 light wire Gamakatsu hooks.
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