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I would like to know the best way to fish a trick worm weightless.I cant seem to throw the worm that far using my spinning reel since the worm is so light.I tried using nails in the nose.

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What kind of rod, reel and line are you using and how long has the line been on the reeel/used?

With FRESH 6 or 8 pound line with a 2500 saraha on a 7' ML rod I can throw a trick worm as far as I need to no matter how it is rigged. Even with no weight.

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How far is "that far" to you? I fish them weightless a lot and can throw them easily 40'-50' with either spinning gear or baitcasting gear. I also use a weightless finesse worm and throw them on spinning gear at least 40'.

What kind of line are you using?

edited: I just made a test cast with a finishing nail weighted finesse worm (just happen to have 4 rods rigged that way) and with just an effortless side arm wrist cast, it went 57 feet. I was using 30# braid.

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I have no trouble tossing it pretty far with my 6'6" M rod and 4000 Spirex with 10lb. mono.

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You shouldn't have no probs throwing it.Like others have said it is either: a.Your line sucks or  b. your rod may be a little too stiff.

trickworms have salt and cast better than most similar styled worms.

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I have no problem reaching 40'-50' with a weightless Trick Worm and 3/0 EWG hook using a Shimano Sahara 2500, 8# Sufix Elite, and a 6'8" ML BPS Extreme "Woo Daves" spinning rod.

The fish in my avatar was caught using that combo with an *** "Floater", which I prefer over the Trick Worm even though I can't cast them quite as far.

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I can't cast them quite as far as a 1/4 oz crank, but the difference is not so great that I spend any time thinking about it.  This year floating worm is one of the techniques that I'm planning to practice.

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during the summer i love to swim a black trick on top through the pads. it looks like a small snake, and man does it get hammered.

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during the summer i love to swim a black trick on top through the pads. it looks like a small snake, and man does it get hammered.

Great technique around here 8-) try it with a lightly weighted or weightless 10-12 inch worm once :D

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Ah yes, trick worms.

Great method and fun to fish.

I have no problem fishign them so let me tell you what I do.

Rig the trick worm with a 3/0 weedless hook so you can pull it through the grass and over the slop.  

Use 8 pound flouro or mono, your choice, although I use flouro, and tie the 3/0 weedless hook with a Palomar knot.

Using a 2500 Shimano spinning reel and a 6' 6" medium heavy rod, I can cast the worm as far as I want.  But not too far as you need to be able to set the hook when you see them suck in the worm.

I like pink and white trick worms as you can see them easily.

HINTS: You can use a longer rod if you want, just match up the spinning reel's specs with the rod's specs.  Eagle Claw weedless hooks have a large eye so it is easy to tie your Palamor knot but their hooks rust.  I use Mustad or Gamagutsu weedless hooks.

So give my set up a try.  Be sure to use that 8 pound test and a weedless hook, even if you go down to a 2/0.

Let us know how you do.  :D

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Wayne

Is that shrink tube?? Could you explain more about that rig??

Thanks

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I use either my 7' Avid ml/f with Shimano Symetre or my 6'8' Powell ml/xf with Symetre. I use 6# or 8# Berkley mono or Pline Fluro Clear depending on the sink rate I want. Most often I  use a swivel about 18" up on the line. Get good distance on casts. Like white and bubblegum in clear water with sun. In stained water and in shade I use black/red glitter or junebug. I have done well fishing them on top but I also like to throw them and count them down and work them down under the water with a jerkbait type retrieve.  On top I like to keep them moving like a snake. They have such good action Im going to try them on a shakyhead jig next time out. Also have another Symetre spool set up with 20# Power Pro braid moss green with 8# Seaquar Invz leader. Gonna use this to T rig zoom trick with lightest slip bullet weight I can get away with.  8-)

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