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so I was trying the texas rig for the first time. and was having issues keeping the worm up on the hook. I recall seeing a show a while ago, and there was some sort of clip you could buy that keeps the bait up on the hook, anyone know what its called, and where I can find it?

on a side note, really liked the T rig, got a bass on the 3rd cast....but didnt get anything after that. ;D

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You can do it the non-messy elcheapo way with a toothpick. After threading on the worm burying the hook eye in the worm, just stick a round toothpick thru the worm and hook eye, then cut off the parts of the toothpick that stick out past the worm.

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I cant post a link yet, but I was using the hooks that have the 90 degree bend at the top.

thanks for the link, I will check those out, they will come in real handy next time.

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I really don't have a slipping problem Tx rigging worms.  I don't cast for distance with tx rigged worms, but rather use a under hand cast to my target. For skipping stickbaits I wacky rig them.

Under what conditions are you having the slipping problem with ?

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If you are not using an offset worm hook, try that. I generally fish a 4/0 EWG Gamakatsu Offset Worm Hook when fishing soft plastics. I haved no problem with slippage.

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Usually when someone is having problems with their plastics sliding down the hook it's because of 2 mistakes.

1. They don't insert the hook point deep enough in the head

2. They don't push the plastic far enough upwards before inserting the hook into the body

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Usually when someone is having problems with their plastics sliding down the hook it's because of 2 mistakes.

1. They don't insert the hook point deep enough in the head

2. They don't push the plastic far enough upwards before inserting the hook into the body

How deep into the head should the hook be inserted?

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A quarter inch or so works good for me.  If you're using an offset hook make sure you go deep enough so that the part of the worm above the offset will cover the eye of the hook with a bit of worm to spare.

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This happens to me also when these things are going on...

1-- using very soft plastic

2-- casting hard for distance

3-- after you have got a couple good hits or caught a couple fish on the bait..

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Usually a good rule of thumb when inserting an offset hook is to push the hook into the worm until the bend before bringing the hook back out. Most of the time this will keep the offset and the eye of the hook buried properly in the worm. This also works with EWG's

Harshman

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At least 1/4 of an inch but slightly less than 3/8 of an inch  :)

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I think I may have seen the same show; Shaw Grigsby was talking about getting worm slip after a missed strike and he was using some kind of rubber band around the top...reminded me of the ones my brothers used to use on their dental braces when we were kids.....

he also suggested an alternative....get some larger line or wire and poke it through the head of the bait and the eye of the hook and tie it off....kind of like the toothpick idea (which I think I will try)

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When using an offset hook, parasite clips work the best. They have a few more pros than just preventing slipping also.

They prevent slipping...

They help prevent tearing even with softer plastics...

They also give a little weight for when you don't want to be weightless but the fish just won't hold the bait long.

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man, I walk away for five seconds and I miss out on so much! thanks for all the responses. I am pretty new to bass fishing, most my fishing was for salmon and trout, so this stuff is confusing. when I rig up the worm, I put the hook point through the top of the worm, and slide the worm up to the eye of the hook, then put the point of the hook back through the worm. is this the right order?

and the worm was slipping when I got over anxious on a strike and missed, and once when I tapped a log, and thought it was a strike and pulled hard.

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I posted a slide show for texas rigging a super fluke and it might answer some ?s here too.

(click the picture for more)

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There are two important things in texas rigging in my opinion.  You must insert your hook in such a way that it will fit directly up to or on the hook's eye.  The second is your hook's exit point from the plastic should push the loose plastic toward the eye to properly hold the bait in place.

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I use to have the same problem until I started using skip gap hooks from Gamakatsu.  They are excellent and the bait never slips.

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I think I may have seen the same show; Shaw Grigsby was talking about getting worm slip after a missed strike and he was using some kind of rubber band around the top...reminded me of the ones my brothers used to use on their dental braces when we were kids.....

he also suggested an alternative....get some larger line or wire and poke it through the head of the bait and the eye of the hook and tie it off....kind of like the toothpick idea (which I think I will try)

That was Day On the Lake a couple weeks ago...I saw the same show.

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