Wacky Worm Rigging Question ?

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Wacky Worm Rigging Question ?

Postby Robert11 » Sun Jun 23, 2013 2:45 am

Hi,

Regarding Wacky Worm rigging:

Do you folks find it necessary, or even a good idea, to use those "O' rings for the hook; the kind that they
show going around the worm ?

Or, a needless complication, and just hook the hook right thru the center of the worm ?

Any "meaningful "differences in hookups, in your experiences ?

Thanks,
Bob

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Re: Wacky Worm Rigging Question ?

Postby Tim Kelly » Sun Jun 23, 2013 5:38 am

O rings are cheaper than senkos. Senkos will fly off the hook much sooner without the o rings.

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Re: Wacky Worm Rigging Question ?

Postby TGoishi77 » Sun Jun 23, 2013 6:27 am

Yes, O-rings will allow you to keep your Senkos much longer.

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Re: Wacky Worm Rigging Question ?

Postby snowman custom baits » Sun Jun 23, 2013 6:46 am

TGoishi77 wrote:Yes, O-rings will allow you to keep your Senkos much longer.

X2

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Re: Wacky Worm Rigging Question ?

Postby angry john » Sun Jun 23, 2013 11:17 am

i use them on all stick baits but if your paying for the GYB then there a must.

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Re: Wacky Worm Rigging Question ?

Postby bh54lf » Sun Jun 23, 2013 12:07 pm

use heat shrink cut into 1/4" sections...don't shrink it just leave as is , lasts way longer than O-rings and your hook orientation is perpendicular unlike the o-ring which is parallel.

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Re: Wacky Worm Rigging Question ?

Postby basskeeter1 » Wed Jul 10, 2013 1:32 am

angry john wrote:i use them on all stick baits but if your paying for the GYB then there a must.



X2, GYB aren't cheap

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Re: Wacky Worm Rigging Question ?

Postby klondike1024 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:40 am

I like using the o-rings. I use two and cross them then slip the hook under the X and this allows the hook point to sit perpendicular to the bait.

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Re: Wacky Worm Rigging Question ?

Postby poisonokie » Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:13 am

klondike1024 wrote:I like using the o-rings. I use two and cross them then slip the hook under the X and this allows the hook point to sit perpendicular to the bait.


That's a great damn idea!
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Re: Wacky Worm Rigging Question ?

Postby earthworm77 » Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:48 am

I fish a wacky rig a lot. I only use Yamamoto Senkos for that. Through experience I can say without an O ring you would b lucky to get 1 or 2 fish per bait. With an O ring, you might get 20. I get my Senko's pretty cheap or through trades, but if you are buying them at almost 7 bucks a bag of 10, they are expensive, you simply need to use an o ring to keep it cost effective.

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Re: Wacky Worm Rigging Question ?

Postby Nrowden27 » Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:03 pm

I just fish a hardier senko from Ozark Tackle. Worm last thru several bites typically with out having to mess it the O rings.

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Re: Wacky Worm Rigging Question ?

Postby TK_duluthbass » Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:02 pm

I bought some vinyl tubing for my 5” senkos, but haven’t had a chance to test it yet. I’ve read that it will make one Senko last for several trips. It’s definitely heavy duty stuff. For 6” and 7” I would not use o-rings, they’re so heavy that the o-ring will tear it in half. Haven’t had a chance to dial in my wacky rig yet. Anyone else use tubing?

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Re: Wacky Worm Rigging Question ?

Postby OkobojiEagle » Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:48 pm

Robert11 wrote:
Any "meaningful "differences in hookups, in your experiences ?




So it appears no one can answer your question...

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Re: Wacky Worm Rigging Question ?

Postby accodn2ryan » Mon May 14, 2018 11:06 am

There's no difference in hooking percentage on the fish when using O rings for me at least. With the hook exposed and being light wired, the fish will usually hook themselves and I just need to reel into them. I mainly use O rings so I don't lose the worm and can use it again.

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Re: Wacky Worm Rigging Question ?

Postby Hogsticker2 » Mon May 14, 2018 12:13 pm

bh54lf wrote:use heat shrink cut into 1/4" sections...don't shrink it just leave as is , lasts way longer than O-rings and your hook orientation is perpendicular unlike the o-ring which is parallel.

This every time. I don't fish stick baits, rather finesse worms wacky rigged. I do indeed heat the shrinking very lightly with a lighter. This is a must with finesse worms imo, otherwise the fish just yanks the worm off the hook when it starts to tug on the end. Hook up percentage is solid, and no different than when not using the shrink. I do not like O rings unless using two, as the hook always rides sideways. Fish can also still yank the worm out of an O ring if you let them tug on it enough.


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