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A few months back I went to one of the salvage stores in my area of Maine (Mardins) and purchased

3000 rubber bands to be used as the oring on the Senko's.  I was unsure they would work so kept

the oring purchase small.  Mardins had these for sale at $1.00 per thousand.  Since then I have been

using them full time.  They are made for braiding a horses tail or main and are larger than the orings

we normally would use.  I just twist them on the helper that puts the ring on the worm, and its works

just fine.  Today I was back there, and talked to several people, and the first two said we no longer

have them.  The third person said I think there are still some of them up stairs.  Sure enough there

were still a lot of them, and I bought 7000 more.  Total cost 7 bucks.  They are still cheaper than the

orings we use from a fishing supply place.  These are called  Kays rubber bands size medium,

and size code 205, with 500 in a plastic box.  Walmarts used to carry them, but with a little digging

you might find them around your town.  Also look for them around places that sell horse equipment.

 

t

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you can buy orings dirt cheap at the hardware store

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I use farm animal castration bands for wacky rigging. My wife looked at me wierd when she saw the package for the first time on the kitchen table haha :)

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Interesting. I don't use either, but I do use heat shrink from time to time. I cut them into thin strips and slip them over Senkos, Zoom worms, etc. I try to buy sizes such that I have to pull the worm slightly to slip them on so they fight nice and tight w/o heating.

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I stopped using the o-rings as often as I used to. I had a lot of fish coming unbuttoned because the o-ring would get in the way of the barb. I went back to just hooking the worm and even though I lose more worms its better than losing fish.

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A few months back I went to one of the salvage stores in my area of Maine (Mardins) and purchased

3000 rubber bands to be used as the oring on the Senko's.  I was unsure they would work so kept

the oring purchase small.  t

 

Yikes 3000 .... and that is a small order.   Sounds like a great deal though.

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I've seen o-rings mentioned a lot with senkos since I started coming to this site, but still dont get it. Especially with the mention of the ring getting in the way of the barb on the hook.

Can someone post a pic of what youre doing with the o-ring? Im guessing just wrapping it around the worm then putting the hook through the ring?

LC

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I've seen o-rings mentioned a lot with senkos since I started coming to this site, but still dont get it. Especially with the mention of the ring getting in the way of the barb on the hook.

Can someone post a pic of what youre doing with the o-ring? Im guessing just wrapping it around the worm then putting the hook through the ring?

LC

 

That's exactly it.  For wacky rigging, put an o-ring on the worm at the half-way point, then run the hook under the o-ring rather than through the worm.  This helps make them last a lot longer.  

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Interesting. I don't use either, but I do use heat shrink from time to time. I cut them into thin strips and slip them over Senkos, Zoom worms, etc. I try to buy sizes such that I have to pull the worm slightly to slip them on so they fight nice and tight w/o heating.

SHRINK TUBING !!!! best way to go.

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can you just wrap the center of the senko with electrical tape and heat it up a tad? Thats what i always used for heat shrink. i may try that out with some yum dingers i have that i starting to rip.

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A few months back I went to one of the salvage stores in my area of Maine (Mardins) and purchased

3000 rubber bands to be used as the oring on the Senko's.  I was unsure they would work so kept

the oring purchase small.  Mardins had these for sale at $1.00 per thousand.  Since then I have been

using them full time.  They are made for braiding a horses tail or main and are larger than the orings

we normally would use.  I just twist them on the helper that puts the ring on the worm, and its works

just fine.  Today I was back there, and talked to several people, and the first two said we no longer

have them.  The third person said I think there are still some of them up stairs.  Sure enough there

were still a lot of them, and I bought 7000 more.  Total cost 7 bucks.  They are still cheaper than the

orings we use from a fishing supply place.  These are called  Kays rubber bands size medium,

and size code 205, with 500 in a plastic box.  Walmarts used to carry them, but with a little digging

you might find them around your town.  Also look for them around places that sell horse equipment.

 

t

 

You must fish 16 hours a day 7 days a week, fishing throu holidays etc... :grin:

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The one thing I know is I will never run out ot the orings.  Now and then I can even give 500 to a friend

if I want.  It doesn't matter I only have a total of 10 bucks invested, and they work great.

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I use farm animal castration bands for wacky rigging. My wife looked at me wierd when she saw the package for the first time on the kitchen table haha :)

 

I don't want go give my wife any ideas so I will stick with the shrink tubing.

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I posted this method in great detail awhile back. It's in the "Frequently Asked Senko Questions" section above. Here is a link to my post:

 

http://www.bassresource.com/bass-fishing-forums/topic/9471-wacky-rigging-my-way/

 

You should be able to adopt all those rubber bands in similar fashion. I like the "Goodies" because they are clear and disappear against the color pattern of the worm. Have been using this technique for many, many years.

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My youngin has braces an the ortha doc gives her packs of mini rubber bands for them, I snag a pack or two of those from her from time to time... they work well... I just use two at a time to maintain the same firmness as the original O rings I used before. and I agree... rather then hooking directly through the worm, I like to slip it under the O ring.. but not into the worm. Helps with action on the worm if you ask me.. more a free natural type deal.. an hook up ratio is better as well.

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