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How long can you use the same senko/tube worm?

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What I'm getting at is does multiple uses on the same senko/tube worm loose it's effectiveness?  I've noticed that sometimes when I loose a worm that I've used multiple times and put a fresh one on that I get more bites.  I'm using Gary Yamamoto's and Kalin's they both have garlic/salt or something infused in them and on them.  I'm assuming that that scent wears off after multiple uses.  Thoughts/experiences???

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With it the Senko Wacky Tube Rigged I’ve had a single Senko last nearly all season. When I do lose them is when sunnies nip the ends off or pull it through the tube. 

 

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No, they do not lose effectiveness. Generally, I replace the Senko when

it is lost or torn.

 

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I fish my Senkos wacky with electrical shrink wrap tape and the Senko will last through many catches.

 

I think, if I recall correctly, that I caught 10 straight bass on one Senko wacky rigged with shrinking electrical shrink wrap tape holding the hook in place so as not to tear the skin.

 

Of course, I have had some really big hits on a Senko and some great fights and the Senko would go flying off the hook leaving me with only the electrical shrink wrap tape on the hook.

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3 minutes ago, tcbass said:

With it the Senko Wacky Tube Rigged I’ve had a single Senko last nearly all season. When I do lose them is when sunnies nip the ends off or pull it through the tube.

How many fish are you catching? Are talking true Gary Yamamoto Senkos or some other more durable version?

 

I am happy if a GY Senko lasts more than 1 fish. They are brittle and its a price that is paid for the action they have.

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1 minute ago, Dirtyeggroll said:

How many fish are you catching? Are talking true Gary Yamamoto Senkos or some other more durable version?

 

I am happy if a GY Senko lasts more than 1 fish. They are brittle and its a price that is paid for the action they have.

Yes I'm using real GY's and Kalin's.  I have noticed the GY's aren't as durable as the Kalin's or Gulps.

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I feel those worn in senko that are starting to look like they have been through a pricker bush work better than a new one.

 

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38 minutes ago, roadwarrior said:

No, they do not lose effectiveness. Generally, I replace the Senko when

it is lost or torn.

 

:fishing-026:

 

BER: Beyond Economical Repair 😉

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Thanks guys for all the replies!  Randy

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If it's made from Z-Man Elaztec - once per year (lol !)

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I've caught one fish on a Senko before I've replaced it, I've caught several before I've replaced it.  I guess it depends on how ticked off the fish I just caught is!  LOL

 

If I can't get the hook to hold the Senko right I replace it. 

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I use an O ring so that I can catch several fish potentially before loosing or breaking the worm.  what size hook do you guys like for wacky style.  I've been using a 3/0 EMG.  I know it's big but I've had issues with the bass swallowing smaller hooks.

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1 hour ago, Dirtyeggroll said:

How many fish are you catching? Are talking true Gary Yamamoto Senkos or some other more durable version?

 

I am happy if a GY Senko lasts more than 1 fish. They are brittle and its a price that is paid for the action they have.

 

 

I've tried Senkos and some knockoffs and always end up with the 5" Senko. I just use those now. I just buy a few packs whenever they go on sale. 

 

 

If you purchase gift certificates from Tackle W. when they are on sale and then use those later to purchase the Senkos when they are on sale you can get a pretty good deal. 

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41 minutes ago, tcbass said:

 

 

I've tried Senkos and some knockoffs and always end up with the 5" Senko. I just use those now. I just buy a few packs whenever they go on sale. 

 

 

If you purchase gift certificates from Tackle W. when they are on sale and then use those later to purchase the Senkos when they are on sale you can get a pretty good deal. 

I actually wasn't referring to the monetary price of the GY Senko. I was referring to the trade off of lack of durability for the type of action the bait produces.

 

Albeit, in comparison to similar looking stick baits, they demand more money.

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11 minutes ago, Dirtyeggroll said:

I actually wasn't referring to the monetary price of the GY Senko. I was referring to the trade off of lack of durability for the type of action the bait produces.

 

Albeit, in comparison to similar looking stick baits, they demand more money.

Even with the o-ring a Senko can rip with one aggressive fish. I have had days Senko fishing where the bottom of the boat was littered with ripped baits.

I started using the creme stickbaits, sold at walmart. they have nearly the same action as a senko and only cost $1.25 a bag.

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If I catch 3 bass on any soft plastic it's usually torn or gone. If torn I put it my used worm bag and Mend-It if I run out of that particular color.

You can always add more scent.

Can't even comprehend using the same soft plastic worm all day without replacing it.

Tom

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4 hours ago, ChrisD46 said:

If it's made from Z-Man Elaztec - once per year (lol !)

I was going to say you will them to your kids.

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They do not lose effectiveness once torn up a little.  When one end gets torn up I turn them around, I will then bite off the torn end and rerig.  Then I will use them wacky when the ends are badly torn up.  I catch many with one senko, or senko type bait.  I get the most out of my baits.

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With a true GY Senko I get 2-3 fish per bait wacky rigged with 2 crossed O rings.

 

The GY senko is so soft it often breaks at the spot where the O ring is. 

 

I get upwards of 10 fish on a Yum Dinger rigged the same way.

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6 hours ago, NYWayfarer said:

With a true GY Senko I get 2-3 fish per bait wacky rigged with 2 crossed O rings.

 

The GY senko is so soft it often breaks at the spot where the O ring is. 

 

I get upwards of 10 fish on a Yum Dinger rigged the same way.

 

I tried the O rings. Same problem. 

 

 

I switched to a tube and now one may last over 50 bass. 

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With x-0rings and mend-it 10-15-20+ bass. There are those times it gets flung off after one bass but but if I see a slight tear starting I put it away and fix it use it over and over.

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If I don't break my line I can use the same Z-Man plastics for a couple outings and catch a lot of fish.  I know I've caught close to 50 fish on one TRD.

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All I know is the bottom of my boat is strewn with bit-off Senko tips.

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If I don't add more scent, maybe 2-3 hours if I don't catch anything but if the fish are biting, senkos usually last 1-3 fish.

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