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So, I have heard about weighted wacky rigs in the past, so, I decided to attempt one. Key word attempt: I put a bullet weight (3/8oz) above a worm hook, and wacky rigged a Senko. I found the action was good: it just sunk quickly and allowed me to make long cast towards my target: a concrete culvert where water is pushed out all day long.

Well, I managed two decent bass from it. However, I was given a few tips from a few folks on IG, that the weight was inhibiting the action of the worm.

What is yall's consensus? Is there a better way to make a weighted wacky rig? Please, give me some ideas!

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Ok, next trip to Cabela's Ill be getting some wacky jigs! As well as some of the rubber bands and the applicator tool. After nailing thosearrow-10x10.png two bass, Im kinda hooked on senkos now. The only other plastic Im having any luck on is the Jackall Scissor Comb.

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Rigs that work with senkos:

--weightless wacky rig

--weighted wacky head

--eco-pro wacky weights on a unweighted hook

--weightless texas rig

--bullet weight texas rig

--punch rig

--weighted hook

--threaded onto a jighead of any kind (includes ned rig)

--drop shot

--power shot

--hot shot

--carolina rig

--split-shot/mojo rig

--Neko rig

--jika rig

--trailer jig/spinnerbait/buzzbait

--other rigs I didn't think of

--other rigs yet-to-be invented

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I don't like to add weight to a wacky rigged Senko. They are plenty heavy. Even when wacky rigging a finesse worm, I won't go over 1/8 oz. 3/8 is way too heavy. It doesn't inhibit the action of the bait, just makes it sink faster. If it's not slow and seductive, no reason to wacky rig it. 

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Hog sticker is correct I don't use weight with senkos. Well very little if I do. I use the weighted jigs for trick worms if my trims nails aren't heavy enough and sometimes I still will use a nail with the weighted jig 

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I throw a 1/8th nail weight in on end of the worm. Gives the worm a whole new presentation on the fall. I like to let it sink to the bottom and wacky rig it all the way back up to the surface.

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Wayne's advice is good.  One thing I'd add is don't be afraid to use a very long leader (like 5') from your hook to your weight.

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I use 1/8th oz, as explained and demonstrated in this video.

 

 

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I use weighted wacky rigs more often than not.   My opinion is that 3/8 oz is WAY too heavy.  IMO weighted hooks are the way to go.

My current favorite is the Falcon weighted - weedless K-wacky hook in 1/16 oz.   I can throw this on spinning gear with 20 lb braid/fluorocarbon leader or on bait casting gear with 15 lb Abrazx.   With bait casting gear I can throw this bait as far as I need to.

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I use Wacky Jigs for this.

 

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When I want to weight a wacky rigged Senko I put a small nail into the head of the Senko and down it's length. Works good.

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When throwing a wacky senko, most of the time I do so weightless and weedless. Occasionally I'll use a nail weight, usually when fishing in a current or casting into heavy winds. In the right conditions (breezy and while eating lunch for example), a weightless wacky-rigged senko under a float can produce.

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That's called a Neko rig.  It's deadly.

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2 minutes ago, J Francho said:

That's called a Neko rig.  It's deadly.

Never knew that.  Very deadly tho!

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I'll let you in on a secret wacky bait: wacky rig a realistic looking craw with a nail weight in it's tail.  Heh.....

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15 hours ago, Wayne P. said:

 Some wacky rig the lure with a drop-shot presentation.

REALLY ?!?!?! :shocked:

How come I never heard about that one ? :whistle:

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2 hours ago, J Francho said:

I use Wacky Jigs for this.

 

flickShake.JPG

Hmmm, I have seen that before ..... where ? ..... ah, I know !!!! -----> when Jackall was teechin us gaijins ´bout "Flick Shakin´", something we never ever in our life knew .... yeah right ! :rolleyes:

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19 hours ago, Wayne P. said:

 Some wacky rig the lure with a drop-shot presentation.

I've never tried it this way.... Looks like I am next time out, thanks!

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