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BobOmaha

Wacky Wormin'...???

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As long as I'm askin' questions, thought I'd ask this one too! wink.gif

I'd never heard of "wacky" worm-fishing before visiting this site. And, for those of you that are familiar (as I was) with only "Texas-rigged" or "Carolina-rigged" worm/plastic fishing, the wacky rig simply hooks a pretty straight worm (like a Senko) in the center (not in the nose)... kind of like this: ___|___

There are different hooking variations, including a rather unique WEEDLESS style, but all of them involve actually hooking the WORM.

BUT... I've ALSO seen a method whereby a small o-ring is rolled down to the center of the worm and then the hook is just looped through the o-ring. It would seem to me, that THIS rigging would allow the worm to slide and get off-center...??

So my question is, those of you that worm fish wacky-style, do you hook it through the worm, or do you "o-ring", or do you have a different method???

Thanks!

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the o-ring or split ring is used so it doesnt tear the bait so bad in the middle when a fish bites. but since the hook goes thru the middle of the ring it is pretty much impossible for it to slide off.

i usually hook it thru the middle without a ring with just the tip of the hook exposed so it is less likely to hook weeds.

i have had sucess wacky riggin with tubes, worms, and creature type baits and a good way to use torn baits that were rigged texas or carolina

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That's what I figured... that the o-ring served as a place to "hook" the hook through - and assumed that the purpose was to reduce tearing on both the fish-bite AND the cast...?

The eBay ads sell the worms, but I've seen mention of a ring TOOL. Looks like a hollow tube with the inside diameter the same as - or just slightly bigger than - the worm. Put the o-ring over this tube, slide in the worm, and then slide the ring off of the tube on to the worm.

Haven't seen the "tool" anywhere, but assume one could use any tubing found at a craft store.

The non-ring set up I saw was just simply hooking the worm in the center... I would think you'd get a lot of tear-offs that way... confused.gif

Another way I saw, was like above except to turn the hook so that the hook bend is parallel to worm... and then gently bury the point/barb back into the worm... making it nearly weedless. Of course, THAT would work with the 0-ring methog...

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When fishing get tough this is something u need to try. Just cast it out there and watch your line. That is really important to fishing a senko wacky style, you will catch more fish by just watching your line start running away or just get tight!!!! cool.gif

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<lol> I've heard/read, "If you think you're fishing it (wacky-wormin') too fast, you are. And if you think you're fishing it too slow, you aren't!"

Problem will be, after fishing spinnerbaits and buzzbaits, don't know if I can sloooooow down to that pace. A few casts of "nothing", and I'll probably go back to "crankin'"! <g> But, I will try to give it a fair chance... wink.gif

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