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Wacky Worm O-Rings Cheap FYI
« on: December 29, 2010, 04:34:11 PM »
Everyone

Hope this is the right place for this.

I was watching a fishing video of Alton Jones, he suggested going to: http://www.allorings.com/  for cheap O-Rings and to use needle nose pliers to open up the o-ring and to slip the worm through it. 

I check my worms and found I needed 3/16" and 1/4" ID o-rings.

I ordered the smallest amount of each which is 250 at a cost of $5.25 for 3/16" and $5.50 for the 1/4".  Shipping costs $12.38 which double the price but is still cheap compared to the others.

Bottom line was 23.38 for 500 o-rings, less then 5 cents a piece.

George





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Re: Wacky Worm O-Rings Cheap FYI
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2010, 05:11:53 PM »
I don't and won't use O rings for wacky rigging. I rig them weedless with heat shrink tubing as shown on the left.

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Re: Wacky Worm O-Rings Cheap FYI
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2010, 10:39:39 PM »
Wayne

I have never seen Wacky Worms done that way, how long have you been doing it? 
How often do you use this method?
How are you shrinking the tubing?
It is really another interesting way to rig a worm, not sure that I would call it Wacky Worm since both ends are not free to float with motion.  It is a great idea, is this yours?

I been using the traditional wacky worm by placing the hook thru the center of the worm for the last year and very seldom snag up.   

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Re: Wacky Worm O-Rings Cheap FYI
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2010, 06:28:36 AM »
I've been rigging it that way for 8 years. I fish a lot of timber filled waters and needed a finesse presentation along with a non-snagging rig to catch a lot of bass and lots of big bass. This rig has been the answer.
I have an article about the rigging and presentation if you are interested.
No I don't heat the tubing, it is a snug fit on Zoom finesse and Trick worms.
I probably use up around 500 plastic worms each year this way with catching 2000-2500 bass just with this presentation. All the bass I have caught over 9# have been with this rig and a finesse worm.
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Re: Wacky Worm O-Rings Cheap FYI
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2010, 11:21:32 AM »
Wayne

Thanks for the information via E Mail.

I agree that my biggest bass have been with finesse wacky worms.  I hope to give your method using shrink 1/4" tubing in the next few weeks.

Currently I am living in Southern California, my house is up for sale (bad timing) and soon expect to move to Oklahoma.

Thanks again

George

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Re: Wacky Worm O-Rings Cheap FYI
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2010, 11:40:58 PM »
Wayne, I think you are going to get a lot of interest on this....maybe post more detail here to save time. ;)
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Re: Wacky Worm O-Rings Cheap FYI
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2010, 04:00:44 AM »
Right Bob!

I'm wondering what you two guys are actually talking about. Wacky Worm??

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Re: Wacky Worm O-Rings Cheap FYI
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2010, 09:49:22 PM »
George
   Instead of using needle nose pliers, try this.
   Get a 5" piece of PVC pipe ( 3/8ths " ?) that the worm will slid into.
   At home where it's warm,dry and the wind isn't blowing 50 MPH slip
   about a dozen O rings on the pipe. When you need to attach one,
   slid the worm part way into the pipe, slip the O ring onto the worm, remove the worm.


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Re: Wacky Worm O-Rings Cheap FYI
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2011, 04:29:02 AM »
Harry,
i was wondering like you about this stuff. Seems like a Wacky Worm is a plastic worm, good for fishing bass. Also i was curious why this worm seems to be that common in the states so i took a look at youtube:
 
Wacky Rigging with an O-Ring

and
 
Hogy Lures Wacky Rigging


I think the success of that bait is based on the weight and the nature of bass. Bass are usually not just "biting", they're inhaling the water around their target. This light lure might be perfectly inhaled by bass (even better than a real worm) and they might be easier catched this way. To be honest i don't think its that common in germany / europe.

Oh and btw, i think this thread might be better placed in fishing section ? :)


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Re: Wacky Worm O-Rings Cheap FYI
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2011, 05:48:36 AM »
OK Del,
now I see what this is all about and to be honest, I've never seen this before. When I used to fish for eel, I just ran the hook through the worm, "anchored" it with 30 Gramm of lead on the bottom of the lake and waited.
Very interesting to see this new trick. Thanks for the tip Wayne and George!

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Re: Wacky Worm O-Rings Cheap FYI
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2011, 11:15:05 AM »
I have used the pen trick, but it is something else to keep track of, needle nose pliers are always on my deck and it is simple to use.  It is one less thing that I need to keep track of. 

I was not expecting this to be a discussion on wacky worms since it is already on this forum (someplace).  I was just passing on information on where to purchase cheap o-rings, although the shipping rate is on the high side.  If anyone has other place to purchase these cheaper please let us know.

Can someone move this to the fishing section, I missed it when looking for it?

George
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Re: Wacky Worm O-Rings Cheap FYI
« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2011, 01:32:51 PM »
Oh and btw, i think this thread might be better placed in fishing section ? :)
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Re: Wacky Worm O-Rings Cheap FYI
« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2011, 02:19:26 PM »
Thanks to George for the pdf file,  here is my weedless wacky rig article:

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Re: Wacky Worm O-Rings Cheap FYI
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2011, 09:33:08 PM »
As enticing as the lure looks in that video, twitching it like that is usually not best.

Most strike come when doing little or nothing with the wacky rig. Less is more and deadsticking is deadly. Just let it fall slow and hang on.

Oh and I get my o-rings here. $.03 each and $3.00 shipping
http://www.theoringstore.com/servlet/StoreFront

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