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Hello,

 

I was watching a Roland Martin you tube video last night and a tip he gave was to use a swivel when texas rigging a worm(he was rigging a senko). He used the swivel to keep the worm from sliding down the hook. He didn't go into detail as to how this actually works and how to rig it. Has anyone here done this? If so can you explain this in more detail and maybe even a close up picture of it? Thank You!

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I hope this helps. Thread the swivel on your line before you tie to your hook. Nose hook the bait. Before you hook the middle part of the bait, put the tip of the hook through the other end of the swivel, then finish hooking the bait.

 

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8 minutes ago, Scott F said:

I hope this helps. Thread the swivel on your line before you tie to your hook. Nose hook the bait. Before you hook the middle part of the bait, put the tip of the hook through the other end of the swivel, then finish hooking the bait.

 

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Hmm, interesting! Wondering what the positives or negatives of rigging it up this way?

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oh hek no!

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Parasite clips, which hit the market several years ago,  do the same thing and work about as well., I guess.  You can also get the parasite clips attached to a weight, which serves to kinda peg the weight to the bait.

 

I bought some of the clips when they first came out, tried them once, then asked myself , "What's the point?"

I don't get upset if the bait slides down the line or if I lose the bait altogether, so the clips wound up in the large pile of unused fishing gear in the fishing shed.

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I’ve used parasite clips too. My problem with them is that I use very thin light braid. My line would slip through the gap in the wire of the clip. A bass would come up, shake his head, and the 40 cent clip would go flying. The swivels will stay on, and keep the bait from balling up on the hook. You do add some extra weight making the bait fall differently, which may be good or bad depending on the attitude of the bass. Not having to readjust your bait after every cast means you can spend more time fishing. The swivel or parasite clip keeps your baits from getting destroyed quite as fast.

Just another option to try that you may, or may not like.

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Or push the worm up over the hook eye, then a tooth pick through the worm then through the hook eye and break off what you don't need, or a dab of super glue.  I don't use anything.

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There are several solutions to the problem of soft plastics sliding down into the hook gap. 

Roboworm came out with their Rebard shrink sleeve design about 25 years ago. Since then hook mfr's have  copied and refined the worm holding barbs/pins to hold soft plastics.

Prior to Rebarbs we used tooth picks, heavy mono line and rubber Peg-It's through the hook eye to hold soft platics. I still use the rubber pegs through the hook eye technique, it's easy and works on every hook style.

Rubber peg; I use Top Brass Peg-It's because I have a lot of them. After tieing on the hook you insert the peg through the hook eye until it's snug, then cut off the ends so about 1/8" sticks out both sides. Rig the worm or whatever soft plastic weedless and pull the hook eye into the nose end about 1/8", it plastic stays put and doesn't move, the peg last as long as the hook is tied on.

Tom

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I use swivels , parasite clips and strips of bicycle inner-tube . They all work the same .

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10 hours ago, Scott F said:

I hope this helps. Thread the swivel on your line before you tie to your hook. Nose hook the bait. Before you hook the middle part of the bait, put the tip of the hook through the other end of the swivel, then finish hooking the bait.

 

swivel.jpg

Thank you Scott! This does help alot. I pictured it being done like this but actually seeing it makes more sense to me now. 

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I tried the swivel and it works okay, but I started thinking, why not just run your line back through the hook after tying your first knot? I tried that and it works fine.

 

I used the improved clinch knot and left a long tag, then ran that tag back through the hook gap, and then tied another improved clinch knot.

 

I don't know how many other types of knots it would work with though.

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