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I have had it on my mind for quiet a while to make some Tuna tubes for game fishing and I have finally bought myself a 2nd hand sheet metal roller. Have been in the pipeline of making my own for years but have never got around to it. Anyway a 2nd hand one came up which I made a offer on and was accepted so now I don't need to make the roller.

I will start off with a alloy version and if that turns out OK I will then make some in Stainless steel. Don't need them myself so will need to find a member here that is in the market for some cheaper than normal Tuna tubes. I will post some photos of what I come up with.

Any suggestions as to what size tubes would be most suitable, 4" 5" 6" or smaller ? or larger ?.

Any interest ?.


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Probably depends on if you plan on putting tuna in them.

Not many use stripies for live bait now. Not like the old days where that was the go to method for the South Coast blacks.

I reckon if you put two tubes side by side at 4" would be spot on and will fit better on the gunnels of pretty much any boat 

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