I would like to try the tube fishing for smallies in the area creeks and rivers but dont have any clue about how to go about it. Could someone fill me in on the basic set up and technique? A pic of a basic rig would be great. I dont understand if you are using the tube as dressing on a jig and bottom bouncing it, or if it is reeled in slowly like a crankbait. or do you fish it under a bobber and reel slowly. do you add any weight to the line? are you putting the tube on the hook or jig? like is it a weighted jig. am i supposed to reel it in and bounce it off the bottom or should it be allowed to go downstream and bounce off the bottom. or should it never touch the bottom. what kind of bait is this rig supposed to immitate. i heard a good color is white. is this the same as using "grubs". i would like to try this sometime and expand my horizons. if anyone could tell me (1) what the basic rigging and (2) typical retreival is for tubes ill take it from there. thank you. ps i got skunked today fishing crankbaits for smallies on the upper chagrin.