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Does anyone make one of these?  I caught my first bass today wacky style with a 1/0 Gamakastu weedless finesse widegap with a splitshot crimped on the shank.  Are there any premade heads like this?

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There are at least three ways to do this. First a new technique is called fick shake where a jig head with a double strand guard is used. For this google Jackal flick shake, others are out there. Second Mustad makes a weedless weighted hook. Third at least a couple companys are making wacky baits with lead or tungsten powder molded in so your hook doesn't  need any weight, check Berkleys site for the new heavyweight baitsand try Tru-Tungsten.

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Just buy a weighted hook and rig the bait the weedless wacky way.

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Wayne, when you say dont use any of the weedless hooks for wacky rigging do you mean period or just if you want to weight the worm?  

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VABasser, the pictured rigging is how I do it with and without any weight when fishing in waters with stuff to get hung up on. I use the same hook rigged exposed point when I can get away with it. I use braid with a fluorocarbon leader. The leader (20#) is used for weight down to about 5' to make the braid sink. In depths down to 10', in wind, or current, I put a size 3d finishing nail in the head of the worm. For deeper depths, I use the Lunker City lead nails in 3/64 oz.

I don't use the electrical shrink tubing unless I'm fishing in heavy weeds or timber as it keeps the hook eye from pulling out of the worm when working through those objects.

If you are interested in more detail, just send me an e-mail to

purdum43@aol.com

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Don't use any of those weedless hooks. Just rig it this way and weight the worm.

The rig pictured looks like it might severely limit a hookset.  I usually use a wacky rig on fish that won't bite anything else.

Tin, is that the weedless wacky you are talking about also?

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bowtech182, I can assure you that if you use a soft plastic Zoom worm with lots of flakes in them you will not be hindered in any way. I've caught aound 4,000 bass total in the past two years and many thousands over previous years rigging it that way. I don't use solid colors when rigging in that manner. The white worm is for contrast when taking the picture and all the solid colors are too hard for consistant hooksets when rigged as such. I will use the solid colors with the same hook for exposed point rigging.

I use the finesse worm the most and this is it rigged both ways with a size smaller hook.

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Wayne, I think I definitely need to try your way of wacky rigging.  I'm trying to see from the pictures how you do it.  It looks like the head of the hook is partially embedded into the worm, is that so?  Do you ever wacky rig senkos weedless that way or just the Zoom finesse worms with flakes?  Thanks

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