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#12477522 - 10/24/17 05:53 PM Wacky - Hook-thru or O-ring
Klinker Offline
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Registered: 08/21/08
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It seems to me the primary reason people use O-rings is to extend the life of their soft plastic worm whem wacky rigging. My question is, do you see a difference (better or worse) in the hook up ratio when using an O-ring...with the hook being parallel to the worm with an O-ring and not perpendicular? Second, does the O-ring allow the worm more movement than the hook-thru method? Input and observations appreciated!


Edited by Klinker (10/24/17 05:53 PM)

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#12477531 - 10/24/17 06:01 PM Re: Wacky - Hook-thru or O-ring [Re: Klinker]
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I have used the O rings with great results but now I use a 3 inch zip tie. I like it much better.


Edited by Lake Fork Guide Marc Mitchell (10/24/17 06:01 PM)
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#12477577 - 10/24/17 06:31 PM Re: Wacky - Hook-thru or O-ring [Re: Klinker]
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You can get the hook to be perpendicular by using 2 o-rings and crossing them.
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#12477656 - 10/24/17 07:12 PM Re: Wacky - Hook-thru or O-ring [Re: M. Alexander]
361V Online   content
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Registered: 11/21/08
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Loc: somervell county
Originally Posted By: M. Alexander
You can get the hook to be perpendicular by using 2 o-rings and crossing them.
This^^^^ Google it if it doesn't make sense. Keeps the hook crossways on the worm instead of inline(perpendicular) with the worm for a better hookup ratio. IMHO


Edited by 361V (10/24/17 07:13 PM)
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#12477691 - 10/24/17 07:32 PM Re: Wacky - Hook-thru or O-ring [Re: Klinker]
GROD Offline
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Registered: 09/12/10
Posts: 1603
Loc: Eagle Mountain
No o-ring... no need

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#12477737 - 10/24/17 08:07 PM Re: Wacky - Hook-thru or O-ring [Re: Klinker]
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Registered: 06/19/14
Posts: 1022
just put the hook thru the Senko ......
no need for all that other stuff

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#12478152 - 10/25/17 08:47 AM Re: Wacky - Hook-thru or O-ring [Re: Klinker]
Fish2222 Online   content
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Loc: East Texas
I'm using the O-ring. It works....the best change I made was going to a weedless octopus style hook.....it doesn't miss.



Edited by Fish2222 (10/25/17 08:49 AM)
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#12478201 - 10/25/17 09:14 AM Re: Wacky - Hook-thru or O-ring [Re: Fish2222]
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Registered: 06/19/14
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Originally Posted By: Fish2222
I'm using the O-ring. It works....the best change I made was going to a weedless octopus style hook.....it doesn't miss.



the weedless hook is great ... I use the one above or a Gama straight shank 4/0 weedless ,,,, this one gives a little more weight and faster drop

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#12478274 - 10/25/17 10:06 AM Re: Wacky - Hook-thru or O-ring [Re: Klinker]
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Loc: Back at Palestine
I have been using the o-ring for several years now. Switched over to get more life from my senkos. I hate getting a bite, setting the hook, and coming back minus 1 senko. Especially when you are weeding thru some non-keepers. I do use mostly the Gammy wide gap finesse hook with week guard. Sometimes I switch over to a flick shake head to add weight. Although I haven't found one that I'm truly sold on yet. Most of the hooks are too light of a wire and hooks start bending. Coach
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#12478288 - 10/25/17 10:19 AM Re: Wacky - Hook-thru or O-ring [Re: Klinker]
Wayne P. Offline
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Registered: 11/16/10
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Loc: Charlottesville, Va
For Senkos, I use a piece of 3/8" electrical heat shrink tubing where I put the hook through and make my own weedless hooks that will handle BIG bass in cover.
4/0 Gammy Octopus hook 02414 with 7 strand stainless steel weedguard.



Edited by Wayne P. (10/25/17 10:25 AM)
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#12478323 - 10/25/17 10:36 AM Re: Wacky - Hook-thru or O-ring [Re: Fish2222]
Mudbone Offline
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Registered: 07/23/03
Posts: 1262
Loc: Cuney, Texas
Originally Posted By: Fish2222
I'm using the O-ring. It works....the best change I made was going to a weedless octopus style hook.....it doesn't miss.




THIS IS WHAT HAS WORKED BEST FOR ME.

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#12478374 - 10/25/17 11:18 AM Re: Wacky - Hook-thru or O-ring [Re: Klinker]
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Registered: 01/12/10
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Loc: North Richland Hills, TX
heat shrink tubing
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#12478382 - 10/25/17 11:24 AM Re: Wacky - Hook-thru or O-ring [Re: Wayne P.]
Allen Bass Fisher Offline
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Registered: 08/05/04
Posts: 2188
Loc: Allen, TX
Originally Posted By: Wayne P.
For Senkos, I use a piece of 3/8" electrical heat shrink tubing where I put the hook through and make my own weedless hooks that will handle BIG bass in cover.
4/0 Gammy Octopus hook 02414 with 7 strand stainless steel weedguard.



I use small piece of shrink tube also but I just put the hook under the tube kind of like an O-ring but wider. They also have a smaller size tube for finess worms. I use a bic lighter to shrink the tube to fit if necessary.

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#12478589 - 10/25/17 02:09 PM Re: Wacky - Hook-thru or O-ring [Re: Klinker]
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Registered: 10/09/01
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Loc: Lubbock, Texas.
I hook my wacky worms directly into the bait at the egg sack. I bury the point so it is weedless and throw them around timber and brush. If there was an exposed hook, it would snag all of the brush adn timber, so this avoids that problem. You have to check to make sure it has not come out, like on hook sets and when it gets hung up, but otherwise, it is a GREAT way to go. Hope this helps. Tight lines, keep safe and good luck.

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#12478604 - 10/25/17 02:18 PM Re: Wacky - Hook-thru or O-ring [Re: Klinker]
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These work amazing! only way I fish wacky worms now.
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