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Just picked up my first packs of UV Speed Worms in Cali 420 and Junebug. What size/style hook and techniques do you recommend? They are tough to find at brick and mortar retailers so I had to buy them online. Thanks In advance 

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I use a 3/0 offset and 1/8 or 1/4 oz weight.  Texas rig and swim in the tullies

 

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3/0 or 4/0 Gamakatsu offset shank worm hooks (round bend).

 

They're excellent around vegetation, and you can fish them several ways. You can rig them with no weight (weightless texas rig) and reel them fast while keeping your rod tip up and they're almost like a topwater. You can also Texas rig them and fish them like any other T-rigged worm.

 

My favorite back when I fished around grass was just T-rigging them and swimming them. It's simple and easy, but can be very effective.

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Speed worm has been my goto for over 2 years now!

 

Texas rigged on a 3/0 straight shank round bend hook with a 1/8 oz bullet weight.

 

Casting, flipping, & pitching it in shallow vegetation of the marshes around south Louisiana.

 

Quiet often I'll speed reel it on top like a frog!

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One of the baits in my " Circle of trust " I use a 2 or 3/0 offset shank worm hook with no weight.

I just throw em out and reel em in. Especially deadly around grass edges. 

They produce a lot of school sized fish for me.

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Speed worms are always in my rotation. 

For the standard size I use a 4/0 skip gap hook with a 3/16 tungsten weight. 

However, in the spring and summer I always grab the magnum first. 

5/0 Owner spring lock hook with centering pin. 

Either weightless our with a 1/8. 

 

Another thing....

Don't over look the Speed Craw. 

Rig that thing with a 3/0, peg the weight and pitch it in holes of any kind of floating vegetation. 

Or if they're not hitting the standard sized worm change to the Craw with the same set up. 

 

 

Mike

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Very popular around here and something I have tied on regularly. Depending on where I'm fishing I use both the regular and magnum sizes. 3/0 for regular and 5/0 for magnum. They are great for swimming around grass. GP with chartreuse on the tail is deadly. Another little tip that I haven't shared too much is to take a .22 bullet casing and take a notch out the tail right in the crease. Changes the action slightly and also keeps the tail from ripping as easily

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21 minutes ago, riverbasser said:

Another little tip that I haven't shared too much is to take a .22 bullet casing and take a notch out the tail right in the crease. Changes the action slightly and also keeps the tail from ripping as easily

 

Mmmmm

 

 

 

 

 

Mike

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Dang it ..... thought i was ready for spring.

Now i need to order Ultravibe Speed Worms.

 

I need one of the Mods to boot my butt of this site. Not strong enough to do it myself .... :thumbsup:

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Huge fan of the speed worm. I use a 3/0 offset hook, or a screw-lock one, weighted or unweighted. I also use it as a chatter and spinnerbait trailer. I have also been known to bite the tail off and fish it like a stubby senko. I don't always throw it, but I carry at least one bag as a security blanket.

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I usually fish them on 2/0 or 3/0 offset round bend hook. Most of the time I fish them on the bottom  and twitch them like any other worm. I have not tried them in the magnum size.

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19 hours ago, Dorado said:

Just picked up my first packs of UV Speed Worms in Cali 420 and Junebug. What size/style hook and techniques do you recommend? They are tough to find at brick and mortar retailers so I had to buy them online. Thanks In advance 

After worms, these might be the easiest soft plastic to find around me.  Surprised they're hard to find.

 

As far as techniques go, I'm not sure you can fish them wrong.  If I take someone fishing for the first time they'll be throwing these.  They can reel fast, zone out and deadstick, hop, etc. and not hurt their chance of catching a fish, plus you can rig it weedless which might be useful if they don't have a lot of casting experience. 

 

Swimming them slowly on a 4/0 with a 1/8 weight is extremely effective and how I've seen most people fish them.  Around eel grass flats this will often be the first lure and technique I try.  Pitching and hopping around hard targets will work as well, but I really feel grass is where speed worms shine.  For night fishing, I'll t-rig and c-rig these guys and do pretty good, I think the tail puts off just a little more thump than ribbontails which helps the fish to locate the worm in the dark.  Ripping the worm out of deep clear grass flats on a light jig head can work very well.  Working them as a topwater like @Catt mentioned is a solid technique that has won a lot of money around here.  I've even caught fishing while using them as a chatterbait trailer...Pretty sure whatever technique you use is going to work as long as there are fish around.

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