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I have had success texas rigging these, with a weight. It makes the the worms tail stick straight up and bass seem to dig it. I have also fished them with a 1/8th ounce jig on a medium spinning setup w/ 10lb cajun line and that does the trick too. I have caught bass skating them on the surface. This is a worm that I cannot live without.  :) I am thinking about a split shot rig for tomorrow. Has anyone tried this with Zoom's trick worm?

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Try a Wacky Rigged Trick Worm or slip on a 1/16 oz bullet weight then tie on a 2/0 straight shank hook and the Wacky it.

Try a Texas Rigged Trick Worm weightless & add a 1 in the tail

Try a Mini Carolina Rigged Trick Worm (3/16 or smaller weight)

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I have had success texas rigging these, with a weight. It makes the the worms tail stick straight up and bass seem to dig it. I have also fished them with a 1/8th ounce jig on a medium spinning setup w/ 10lb cajun line and that does the trick too. I have caught bass skating them on the surface. This is a worm that I cannot live without. :) I am thinking about a split shot rig for tomorrow. Has anyone tried this with Zoom's trick worm?

T-rigged

C-rigged

Wacky rigged

T-rigged weightless

Florida rigged

Split shot rigged

Shakey head rigged

Jighead rigged

D-shot rigged

Plus some other rigs are the ways I rig my trickworms.

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I like it weightless or behind a Tungsten weight flipped into heavy cover.

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I have had success texas rigging these, with a weight. It makes the the worms tail stick straight up and bass seem to dig it. I have also fished them with a 1/8th ounce jig on a medium spinning setup w/ 10lb cajun line and that does the trick too. I have caught bass skating them on the surface. This is a worm that I cannot live without. :) I am thinking about a split shot rig for tomorrow. Has anyone tried this with Zoom's trick worm?

What size weight have you used for the texas rig? A 1/8 ounce also? I've haven't tried anything other than 3/16 or 1/4 for them.

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I really like this worm rigged Wacky Style.

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adclem, the bass really like the Trick worm rigged wacky style too.

I've never seen a wacky rig look like this..............I'm a newbie.  Why doens't this look right?  I thought you just hook it through the middle of the worm.  LikeI said, I'm a newbie to all these different styles of fishing.

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blueultra2, it's rigged weedless with a 3/0 Gammy Octopus hook. A low profile, much stronger hook with better hooking ability than any other hook I have tried. I fish in waters with timber, heavy vegetation, and big bass. This hook, rigged this way, will get the job done. I rig it like you mention also when the cover is sparse or non-existent.

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Usually when I fish it with a 1/8 ounce jig, I rip the front third of the worm off. With a texas rig, I use the whole worm w/ 3/16 or 1/4 ounce bullet. I will try wacky and split shot soon though.

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adclem, the bass really like the Trick worm rigged wacky style too.

I've never seen a wacky rig look like this..............I'm a newbie. Why doens't this look right? I thought you just hook it through the middle of the worm. LikeI said, I'm a newbie to all these different styles of fishing.

You 'll learn a lot of rigs that "don 't look right" because they are not your everyday what you are used to see rigs, rigs that don 't appear anywhere else but only surface ocassionally in places like BR, sometimes they are "secret" rigs taught to us buy other anglers or other times discovered by us when we try to do something different out of pure necessity when the regular rigs don 't work or are not the best suited for a particular condition.

I fish in waters with timber, heavy vegetation

Guy ( Wayne ) knows a wacky rigged worm is the ticket to ketch them fish,

But

Wacky rigged how ?

there 's a lot of cover ( timber and/or heavy vegetation )

You have this rigging method ( wacky ) you know is going to work but you are fished with the problem there 's a lot of cover.

The dilemma is the hook: you either hook it with an open hook ( and hang up ) or use a hook with a weedguard ( which aren 't as good in heavy cover ( hooks with weedguards aren 't exactly "weedless" ).

After thinking about it for a while Wayne gets this idea: to use the worm as weedguard just like you do when you T rig a worm. He tries and the rig works, result: a non conventional ( what you are used to see ) rigging method.

Don 't look "right" but it works like a charm ---> you got yourself now a new method for your bag of tricks all thanks to people who think out of the box like Wayne. :)

Want to learn another rigging method that "doesn 't look right" ?

Look at Wayne 's picture, the hook eye is pinting to the head of the worm, do it in reverse, insert the hook with the hook eye pointing to the tail, now insert a nail weight in the head of the worm and now you have a wacky head weighted worm.  :)

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Raul, I add weight to the worm occasionally too. I just put a steel finishing nail size 3d or a Lunker City lead nail 3/64 oz. into the worm head depending on depth/wind/current without reversing the hook. Still works great. On very windy days I put a nail in each end. I do the same with a finesse worm but use a 2/0 Gammy Octopus hook instead. I catch more and larger bass with the finesse worm than the Trick worm when wacky rigging.

I'll be fishing mostly deeper than 10' next week at Lake Fork so the lead nail will be my primary weight addition.

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