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I use them whenever I wacky rig, and yeah it does save baits. I can catch 10 or more fish on one bait. Some guys on here have some other methods, kind of a home method, of doing it which is supposed to be cheaper. They will probably post them, but I have good luck with the tool.

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Been using that Wack-o jig I got in my MTB last month. Works awesome.

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IMO by using the Wacky tool and O rings, you have a fully exposed hook for better penetration, without half a worm in the way.

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I wouldn't wacky rig a Senko (or any worm or stickbait) without using a center rubber ring. I agree, O-rings do work just fine, however, they are a bit on the costly side. And they do not usually reflect the color pattern you are using (if that is, at all, value-added?). Here's a link to a prior post of mine explaining what I use and how I use it. Have been using this system now for over 10 seasons, with no problems, no worries.

http://www.bassresou...rigging-my-way/

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I machined me a tool for installing the o rings. It worked good and then I got the wacky saddle kit. That is the gig. My ratio went up and the worms last a lot longer. I like it because the hook is perpendicular to the worm.

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O-rings costly? Really? Several years ago I researched this and found an on-line whole sale o ring distributor, out of St. Louis as I recall. Because I wanted such a small order the secretary told me I'd have to pay "full price". Anyway, full price was a penny each. Ten bucks plus shipping and now I have a lifetime supply of o-rings. I don't remember off the top of my head what the web site was, I googled o-rings and went from there. Anyway, that's how you solve that problem.

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I made my own tool as well. I use 2 rings at a time to get the hook 90degrees to worm. Cross one ring over the other to make an x then hook in beteen. Yeah try Grainger or Fastenal not Menards Home Depot or fishing stores for rings.

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Agree, Wacky Tool work's great, you can also...

Take a common old ball point pen..

Unscrew it...

Disacrd the ink fiiler and spring...

Slide the bait in the big end...

Thread an O ring on the smal pointed end...

Slide up and on...

Mike

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A pair of needle nose pliars or hemostats works just fine for putting the o-rings on. Takes a few seconds to do. If you buy o-rings used for automotive applications, you can get them for a fraction of the price and they are the same thing.

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I use the tube tool and O-rings. I find that I have far fewer snags with the hook parralell to the worm. I don't think it has an effect on hook sets. I get my o-rings in a kit from a club tool company in my area. The kit has several sizes. I have some pretty big stick worms that get pinched in two with the rings that came with the tool. JMHO

Ronnie

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I have some 7" BPS stick worms and cant get them in the tool....I need bigger O rings for those and guess I will have to use the needlenose pliers.

Definitely love that tool though!

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I have used it, I don't any more. I don't like the way the hook sits when using them, I don't like the way wacky senkos skip when using them, and they really didn't save me that many baits to bother with it. I feel I get more bites not using it, and they bites I do get end up in the boat more often. Senkos are expensive, but I don't care. I would rather have fish in the boat or livewell than baits in the bag. Infact, I will give the tool and extra o-rings I have to anyone here that wants it.

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By the way, the correct o-ring size for senkos is a 3/8" OD with a 1/4" ID. OD = outside diameter ID = inside diameter. Any larger ID and the o-ring with slip a lot

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You can use small rubbr bands and the wacky tool instead of the O rings. Just loop rubber band around the wacky tool a few times at the end of the tool. Slip the worm in, and then push the bubber band off. IMO the rubber band is keeps it tighter on the worm. I've had a few senko's slipped out of the O-ring due to smaller bass biting the ends of the senko.

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