There is a lot of debate over the best way to use surgical tubing. Some people use it to attach a fishing reel, while others use it for a fishing rod. I usually use a single-use, single-purpose, non-reusable fishing tube. It has an adjustable, screw-on tip, and it’s sold by several brands.
The first time I used it, I was fishing for trout, so my tube was pretty short. It worked fine, but it had a bit of a kink in it, so when I tried to use it for a fishing reel it just wouldn’t work. I tried another brand, and they too were kinkier. I ended up getting a new fishing tube, but it still didn’t help much.
I have gotten into the habit of carrying a few fishing lures with me when I go fishing. I really like the lures that have a long, thin, smooth tip that can sink into the water without sinking and then move back up to the surface, leaving a little wake. They actually seem to work better on the bottom of the water, and I have yet to feel that wake when using my new tube.
I guess I should give up on that. It’s a good tube, but I’m not sure it is what I need to be doing to be a good fisherman. I’m sure there are some people out there who can get the wake down, but I cant find them. I guess I’m just too lazy to actually get that wake down with my tube.
The tube is made of a composite of three different materials. The first is a very light, flexible plastic that allows it to sink into the water without sinking. The second is a very strong and stiff metal alloy. The third is a very thin piece of plastic, which gives it strength. We found that the first two materials were very good, but the thin plastic was so thin that it couldn’t get as deep as the thinner metal and had to be broken apart to get the wake down.
When we first cut the plastic tubing we found it took longer to get a wake down than the other two materials. Once it was down, we found it to be less resilient, so the tube would break off at a certain depth. However, the tube is designed so that when it breaks off, its contents are still in the water.
It was a tough sell to the guys at Vivid Solutions, who wanted their tubing to last a lifetime. One of their customers, a company called AquaRaft, had a similar product, and was looking for a new supplier. Even though the tubing did last longer than the other two, they still needed to redesign it to be more effective and reusable.
The tubing is a polyethylene plastic tube that’s been used for fishing, so it’s a good fit for the water. It’s also lightweight (and a bit more durable than the other two) so it should be possible to reuse it whenever you’re done fishing. And it’s made with a chemical that will actually prevent the tube from breaking off – that’s why it’s called surgical tubing.
That might mean I might have to throw out my fishing rod, but other than that I can’t see any reason why I should throw out the fishing rod.
I’m not sure what they mean when they say tubing is “lightweight”, but it’s not in any way. It’s made from the same high density stuff that you would find inside your clothes, and its not exactly a “lightweight” plastic, so the tubing should last a long time.