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How To Bait a Hook With a Worm

Baiting a hook with a worm certainly sounds like something that is simple enough, but the truth of the matter is that this seemingly simple task is performed improperly by almost all anglers. Why is this the case? No one knows for sure, but it more than likely has to do with the fact that everyone tends to "parrot" what they see and not question if there is a better or more efficient way. Well, there is a better way, and below I will outline exactly how to bait a hook with a worm so that you can begin to receive more bites and catch more fish.

The first thing to consider is what a worm looks like. It's a long, thin, cylindrical, shape right? Of course it is, which means that this is how it should appear under the water to the fish that we are fishing for, right? What ends up happening if you want to do this is that the fish will "steal" your worm when a large section of the worm is dangling freely in the water without a hook anywhere near it, which is where you need to change your way of looking at how to bait a hook. This is exactly what J.R.W. Did more than 35 years ago when he came up with something he called a set of gang hooks .

What J.R.W. Did was tie a pair of small fishing hooks back to back (rather than using a single larger hook), which gave him the ability to hook a worm twice on the same rig which left the worm outstretched, the way a worm naturally appears. In the case of really large worms, such as night crawlers, the worm was simply pinched in half, thus creating a more manageable portion without too much of the body of the worm "hanging" in the water without a hook attached to it. When I was first introduced to this concept, I quickly realized that I had just been shown how to bait a hook with a worm in a manner that was better than any I had ever seen.

I was introduced to this method of baiting a hook with a worm more than two decades ago, and it has been my "go to" method of baiting a hook when a worm is the bait ever since. Whether you like to drift fish, bottom fish, or fish under a float there is no more effective way to bait a hook with a worm I promise you. If you like to use worms as bait when fishing this technique for baiting a hook with a worm should be added to your fishing repertoire sooner rather than later.

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