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just wondering where you guys get your o-rings for wacky rigging?  Is the little tool worth buying or can you just slide them on without it?  

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I do not use an o-ring thing, but if you buy a bic wide body pen and just take the guts out of it so its just the shell it will do the same thing for you and it will only cost you a dollar and a few pennies from staples

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Just recently bought the tool and a supply of O-rings from BPS.  Early indications are it was worth it.  Those rings don't seem to slide too easy on the Senko type baits.  It's a tight fit and I came close to tearing a couple.  

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I bought the tool last year and love it.  I actually lost it for a few weeks and had to resort to putting o rings on with 2 pairs of pliers.  It was not easy and almost impossible to do solo.  For the price, save yourself the aggravation and buy the tool.  Also, the o-rings that they sell with it are much cheaper than I have found at a hardware store.

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well worth it.  i got the tool with 10 o-rings from cabelas.  then ordered 100 for $3.50, free shipping, on ebay.

i know others say use heat shrink wrap instead of an o-ring, but i have had success with the o-ring so i am sticking with them.  i just caught 15 fish on the same worm (***), using an o-ring and a 1/0 weedless wacky hook Mustad.

i was worried about hook up since the hook now sits horizontal to worm.  but i haven't had any problems like i thought.

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well worth it. i got the tool with 10 o-rings from cabelas. then ordered 100 for $3.50, free shipping, on ebay.

i know others say use heat shrink wrap instead of an o-ring, but i have had success with the o-ring so i am sticking with them. i just caught 15 fish on the same worm (***), using an o-ring and a 1/0 weedless wacky hook Mustad.

i was worried about hook up since the hook now sits horizontal to worm. but i haven't had any problems like i thought.

Do you remember which seller and size?  I was looking at them just now and they seem to have no sizing consistency.  Some say up to 5" and some said 5" and larger but not "slim" versions, etc.  I just didn't know which was the best size.  One guy had the tool pls 100 lg and 100 sm rings for like $10.  

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If I remember correctly the best price I've seen was from Case Plastics.

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i was worried about hook up since the hook now sits horizontal to worm. but i haven't had any problems like i thought.

use 2 o-rings and hook thru the X. heres a crude drawing

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i use rubberband hair ties doubled over so it's no more expensive or timewasting for me, but i can see how it would be for o-ring users. what material is that on your senko?

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seller name on ebay atrevizo1

item number   310140466300

good luck.  he has many listings for these.  can't beat the $3.50 and free shipping

i asked him about "size"  before i bought because i saw different sizes too.  but all went well.

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i use rubberband hair ties doubled over so it's no more expensive or timewasting for me, but i can see how it would be for o-ring users. what material is that on your senko?

It looks like heat shrink tubing.  If it is, it's available at any radio shack.

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"use 2 o-rings and hook thru the X. "

i can't get them to X.  ??  they are on tight and seem to stay as put on?

but i still have not had any hook-up problems.  and much easier than the heat shrink wrap. IMHO

plus if/when worm finally gets too torn up, i can reuse o-ring... lol!!

no that's recycling  8-)

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Yes, it is electrical heat shrink tubing in the 3/8" size. I don't heat it to make it smaller, some may want a tighter fit and may do so.

The small piece can be reused numerous times.

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Sorry if someone has already said this. There are just way too many pages of this to read through. ;D

My personal favorite form of o-rings are actually clear hair bands from Wal-Mart. There about a dollar or so for a bag. If you get lucky like I did, you may be able to find the bulk bag of 100 instead of the regular bag of 25.

Just use a pair needlnose pliers and wrap the band around the pliers a couple times then slip it onto your designated plastic.

Hope this helps.

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