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What exactly is the purpose of the oring when rigging the wacky worm? Just to hold it on the hook so you're not putting the hook through the worm? 

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it's to make the worm last longer. If you just put the hook through the worm the worm will only last one or two fish 

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43 minutes ago, CenCal fisher said:

it's to make the worm last longer. If you just put the hook through the worm the worm will only last one or two fish 

and if you fish with REAL senkos ( real GYCB ) sometimes not even that !

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It's so it doesn't come off the hook so easy. Shrink tubing works good too

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1 hour ago, Raul said:

and if you fish with REAL senkos ( real GYCB ) sometimes not even that !

I wonder how zman stays on business selling baits that last so long 

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10 minutes ago, CenCal fisher said:

I wonder how zman stays on business selling baits that last so long 

Just because they don't fall apart, doesn't mean that you can't lose them

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12 minutes ago, Scott F said:

Just because they don't fall apart, doesn't mean that you can't lose them

It also doesn't mean that they work as well as a Senko.

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If you use a piece of rubber tubing and put the hook through that and then the Senko though the rubber tubing, one Senko can last for many trips. 

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1 hour ago, CenCal fisher said:

I wonder how zman stays on business selling baits that last so long 

According to what I hear, their costs are real low.  My cousin's fiancees stepfather knows a guy who says Elasticel is made from Soylent Green...

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I recently started using O-rings on soft plastic stick baits to avoid losing them all of the time.  I don't always use senko but I do sometimes and it seems like I burned through them much quicker than others so now I don't lose them at nearly the rate I used to.

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well I didn't know that about them lasting longer,I just wacky rig them to get better action from a senko, they also work really great when you pop them.

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From what I understand, and experienced, the o-rings will help a senko stay longer. If you put the hook thru the bait, it can tear super easily with the thrashing of a bass. With the o-ring, it can prevent the bait from being ripped as easily.

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7 hours ago, OCdockskipper said:

According to what I hear, their costs are real low.  My cousin's fiancees stepfather knows a guy who says Elasticel is made from Soylent Green...

Soylent Green is people.

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Thanks guys, that's what I was thinking but just wasn't for sure. I nabbed a few orings from work that we had laying around. Hopefully there a good size for a Senko. 

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Let us know how they work for you! I love hearing first person reports about how techniques work.

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4 hours ago, iiTzChunky said:

Thanks guys, that's what I was thinking but just wasn't for sure. I nabbed a few orings from work that we had laying around. Hopefully there a good size for a Senko. 

There is a o-ring size listed for each size Senko and a tool to install the o-rings available.

Tom

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11 minutes ago, WRB said:

There is a o-ring size listed for each size Senko and a tool to install the o-rings available.

Tom

That on the pack of senkos? The orings i have are a little big I think. I can just roll them on. 

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With just one ring like to use 5/16" id on my 5" senkos. 1/4" seems to dig in the senko a bit much causing wear.

 

I actually use two rings and cross X them and put hook through both so hook sticks out from senko. When doing this I use one ring with 7/16id and the other 5/16id.

looks like this

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1 hour ago, iiTzChunky said:

That on the pack of senkos? The orings i have are a little big I think. I can just roll them on. 

2-011, 5/16 ID for 5" Senko

2-012, 3/8 ID for 6" Senko

2-013, 7/16 ID for 7" Senko

other brands may be different.

Tools and o-rings on Amazon or Ebay, TW, local tackle stores.

Sharpie pen top with the clip removed and filed smooth works as a tool.

Tom

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