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I'm talking about the " super salt plus " .  What is your preferred way of fishing these worms ? I know the unsalted ones float and are nice for the shakey head; but I'm having a hard time choosing this super salt plus when I'm out fishing. I like zoom I'm just trying to figure out when these would be the best choice.. and so far I haven't figured it out because I'm always reaching for a different worm.. 

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How are you fishing the other worms? Couldn't you do the same with these? 

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58 minutes ago, Team9nine said:

Shakey head and Ned Rig. What's salt got to do with anything?

-T9

Does the salt not keep the worm from floating ? Unsalted worms float.. giving a more vertical presentation on the shakey head...

 

53 minutes ago, Alan Reed said:

How are you fishing the other worms? Couldn't you do the same with these? 

Well senko type worms I will use wacky, and Texas both weighted and weightless.. 

I also use ribbon tail worms like culprit/Berkeley on a Texas rig. 

My question is when are these worms best ? And YOUR favorite way to fish them..  I'm aware of how I COULD rig them I'm just curious what the go to preference is.. 

I figured I was going to get shakey head. I guess that's the only spot they excel more than others. 

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I fish salted finesse worms on shaky heads and other jigheads all the time with success and never worry about them not floating. They don't have to float to catch fish.

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Finesse fishing is my weakest point I just don't do a lot of it, so take this with a grain of salt, but If I'm giving a really neutral presentation like vertical drop shot or dead sticking I generally like the lure to float. If I'm moving it much I don't concern myself too much with flotation.

That being said I'd give it a chance on a light t rig presentation, on a split shot rig, or drop shot that you're casting rather than just holding in one spot. 

Just some thoughts. 

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11 minutes ago, Ski213 said:

Finesse fishing is my weakest point I just don't do a lot of it, so take this with a grain of salt, but If I'm giving a really neutral presentation like vertical drop shot or dead sticking I generally like the lure to float. If I'm moving it much I don't concern myself too much with flotation.

That being said I'd give it a chance on a light t rig presentation, on a split shot rig, or drop shot that you're casting rather than just holding in one spot. 

Just some thoughts. 

Thanks. This is the kind of stuff I was looking for.

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I fish them on a shakyhead, but they are a killer on a Slider head. I think they're just the right size that they still have a bit of a glide or spiral to them on the fall that really seems to get their attention. A good DS bait too. 

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8 hours ago, MIbassyaker said:

I fish salted finesse worms on shaky heads and other jigheads all the time with success and never worry about them not floating. They don't have to float to catch fish.

^^^^^ exactly

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When I want volume, I go wacky.

When I want something larger it's a Trig

This yr I suspect I will be using a Ned rig a LOT more, but will use a TRD for its durability.

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If salt has nothing to do with anything then why do they make salted and unsalted of the exact same worm? 

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I've fished them on a flick shake and have done well for number, nothing big though. I threw it after they weren't into biting a senko.

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A second vote for the slider jig, very underrated setup, just fish it like you would any texas rigged bait. 

I also like salted plastics at time on a ned rig, half a finesse worm would work great. The use of salted plastics give a different action than the Zman baits, both have there time and place. The Ned rig is not just a Zman thing.

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Lol I don't think a finesse thread can be started without the Ned working its way into the conversation 

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18 minutes ago, Yeajray231 said:

Lol I don't think a finesse thread can be started without the Ned working its way into the conversation 

Because the Ned Rig is the essence of finesse, the "finessence", if you will...

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2 hours ago, Yeajray231 said:

If salt has nothing to do with anything then why do they make salted and unsalted of the exact same worm? 

Because people are willing to buy them both.:P

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11 hours ago, Yeajray231 said:

Does the salt not keep the worm from floating ? Unsalted worms float.. giving a more vertical presentation on the shakey head...

Yes, but who ever said you have to have a floating worm/vertical presentation to catch fish on a shakey head? Kool-Aid...

 

1 hour ago, Yeajray231 said:

If salt has nothing to do with anything then why do they make salted and unsalted of the exact same worm? 

So people who think you have to have specific types of worms for specific presentations will buy two packs of every color instead of just one $$$$

-T9

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Just in case you missed the posts above by @cgolf cgolf and @Bluebasser86, I will say, once again, put these on a spider slider head.  I found that when I was finesse fishing this year, I ended up using spider heads with finesse worms about twice as much as all other finesse rigging options, including ned and drop shot.  So very versatile: comes through any weeds or cover; and these skinny 4-6 inch worms are perfect.

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12 minutes ago, Team9nine said:

Yes, but who ever said you have to have a floating worm/vertical presentation to catch fish on a shakey head? Kool-Aid...

 

So people who think you have to have specific types of worms for specific presentations will buy two packs of every color instead of just one $$$$

-T9

That's sad if that's the only reason.. 

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5 minutes ago, Yeajray231 said:

That's sad if that's the only reason.. 

And that's your choice to dismiss my opinion and go out and buy as many salted and unsalted packs as you want so you will be able to catch fish, too. The tackle companies appreciate your financial support! Be sure and tell all your friends they need both options in their tackle boxes, also!

-T9

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43 minutes ago, Team9nine said:

And that's your choice to dismiss my opinion and go out and buy as many salted and unsalted packs as you want so you will be able to catch fish, too. The tackle companies appreciate your financial support! Be sure and tell all your friends they need both options in their tackle boxes, also!

-T9

I only have one pack of these worms, they are cheap and come in packs of 20 .and my baby needs some shoes. However, you can send me some for fishmas. but  I dont care for them so far.. that's why I wanted to see what the preferred method of using them was. but yea sure bud. 

Btw . I don't need these worms to catch fish. 

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I like salt in my plastics, not on em!

My #2 setup for 2016

Zoom's Finesse Worm in Gooseberry, 1/8 oz bullet weight, 2/0 straight shank hook.

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I like to T-rig them with a 1/16 weight, and a 2/0 hook.  I drag them right across the tops of the weeds, pads, and milfoil.

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