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Hooking A Worm For Fishing

Because these hooks are tied using small fishing hooks it means that the hook is all but invisible to the fish that you are fishing for which results is more bites, less "worm stealing", and most importantly, more hook ups! From my extensive experience, there is no better way of hooking a worm for fishing. It doesn't matter what technique you are using or what species of fish that you are attempting to catch, gang hooks are the way to go anytime a worm is being used as bait.

It would seem that one of the simplest things to accomplish when fishing is hooking a worm, but the truth of the matter is that a majority of fishermen don't do it properly. As a person who has been using all manners of live worms as bait while fishing for more than twenty five years, this is the one mistake that I see, time after time. In this quick article I will explain the most effective and efficient way of hooking a worm for fishing so that you can make sure that you never attempt to accomplish this simple task in the wrong way again.

You may be wondering what the problem is with hooking a worm for fishing in the wrong manner? Well, as we all know most species of freshwater fish love to eat live worms, and will often attempt to eat them no matter how they are hooked, but the issue comes down to effectiveness. When a worm is simply hooked onto a hook or hooked over and over again onto a hook, that worm doesn't appear very "realistic", does it? As a matter of fact many times it ends up looking like what I've heard described as a "worm ball", which looks nothing like what a worm does in nature.

The worm not being presented in a "natural manner" costs you bites, especially when it comes to larger and/or more experienced fish and often leads to "stolen worms". Many years ago I was taught the best way of hooking a worm for fishing, by my fishing mentor who had simply downsized a rig that he used when he was fishing in saltwater called a set of gang hooks. "Gang hooks" are simply a pair of small fishing hooks that are tied back to back on fairly light monofilament fishing line. This way a live worm (or as I have found out since then, virtually any live bait) can be presented to the fish that you are fishing for in a completely outstretched and most important a natural manner.

JRW Fishing.com ~ Quality products for fishermen from Northwest Montana
432 East Idaho, Suite #C251 Kalispell, MT 59901
email: tkugler@jrwfishing.com