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    What size O-rings for wacky rigging?
from FID  
12/20/2005 11:47:00 AM


 What size 0 rings do I need to wacky rig 4 and 5 inch senkos?

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   Number 10 from Richard M. (  12/20/2005 12:06:00 PM
 I use a number 10. Email me if you need a place to order them. Where in DE are you? I'm in Delmar.


   Thanks from FID  12/20/2005 12:50:00 PM
 I live in the big city of Selbyville,I just sent you a email...

   Question about the effectiveness of using O-rings from jus2manylures (  12/20/2005 2:19:00 PM
  I'm not bashing O-rings for wacky rigging, or the anglers who use them, but do not use them because,

1) They offset the bait 180 degrees from it's position on the hook when not using them,

2) They are an unnatural addition of terminal tackle, and

3) On the average I already catch between 20 and 30 fish per bag of Senkos without using them.

So my question is, how many more fish per bag do you get by using O rings?

   I've fished both ways from Richard M. (  12/20/2005 2:43:00 PM
 I've fished both with and without the O-ring. I don't see any difference in hookups. But what I do see is three or four baits lasting ALL day. I now have baits laying in the floor where I change colors back and forth. As for unnatural, most baits look unnatural. The Senko with an O-ring still looks more natural than a spinnerbait.

Just my take on it. I learned to fish the Wacky worm while traveling in Vermont. My boat partner and I quickly went threw almost every Senko in the boat.

   jus2 - the question is... from SteveP  12/20/2005 2:54:00 PM
 How much longer will your Senkos last by using O-Rings, versus not using them.

I love Senko fishing. In the last three years, I've probably caught more Senko fish than on any other bait. Probably more than the next two presentations combined (dropshot, T-Rig).

But Senkos do get torn up quite easily. By using O-Rings, it extends the life of the baits several times over! You're inserting the hook between the o-ring and the bait, rather than through the bait. Instead of a senko lasting thirty casts or two fish (whichever comes first), a single Senko may last for half a day or longer!

   Nuther question for jus2 from Bucket  12/20/2005 3:00:00 PM
 Where are you finding senko's in 100 packs?

   O Rings.. from Triton Mike  12/20/2005 3:28:00 PM
 If you wacky rig with Senkos the O Rings are the deal in my opinion. I lost my Wacky tool and fixing to get another one. Your senko will last TONS longer with the O Rig method. Been there done that!!

T Mike

   Wacky tool from FID  12/20/2005 3:41:00 PM
 I bought one for 7 bucks shipped, email me and I will give you the info...

   Steve, it's still the same question... from jus2manylures (  12/20/2005 4:25:00 PM
  ...just asked from a different perspective. I figure 20 to 30 fish from one bag of 10 plastic baits is pretty darn good. I don't catch that many fish from a bag of power worms. In fact, I probably don't catch that many from two bags of Power Worms, which makes the Senkos less expensive by comparison. I can see merit, however, in catching 20 or 30 fish from 3 or 4 Senkos. My personal best w/o an o-ring is 11 smallmouth on one 4" Senko.

Bucket. When I take 10 bags of the same color and put them all in the same baggie. Did you hear from Josh from WI? I think he's still reeling at your Phantasy T dominance. As am I, BTW.

And what is a Wacky tool?

   ) from Triton Mike  12/20/2005 5:07:00 PM
 Get you a normal sized sharpie pen and twist off the ink part and keep the longer gray hollow shaft part. Load up your O rings on the pointy end of the grey part and put your Senko in the hollow end of the hollow grey part and slide your O rings onto your Senko. pft!

Mr Redneck!!

   Wacky Tool from Susquehanna Fishing Tackle  12/20/2005 5:14:00 PM
 We offer one on our site, works well, pretty nice piece of equipmemt. Thanks, George

Susquehanna Fishing Tackle
1226 Harrisburg Pike
Lancaster, PA

   Thanks...TMike... from jus2manylures (  12/20/2005 6:54:00 PM
  ...for the wacky tool explanation. Reminds me of one of those late night infomercials.

The Wacky Tool. It combines the best of all of these gags you would normally buy at the novelty store. The Invisible Ink Pen...The Whoopy Cushion...X-Ray Glasses...The Squirting Flower...AND...The Black Teeth Gum Dispenser.

How much do you think you'd have to pay for these gags separately? Twenty...thirty...maybe even fifty dollars? Well you can get the Wacky Tool today for $14.95 plus shipping and handling. And if you call the number on your screen RIGHT THIS VERY MOMENT, we'll throw in this deck of Las Vegas Trick cards with instructions for 17 tricks that will amaze your friends, AND this Wacky Holster made to carry your Wacky Tool and other handy items. Call NOW!

   I thought a wacky tool... from Bucket  12/20/2005 7:37:00 PM
 was what ParDner called his....well....you know what.

   Just2Many, my answer from Piscatorian (  12/21/2005 12:31:00 AM
 I fished with the O rings on my Senkos exclusively this year. Last year I also tried a couple types of tape, and the PVC cement. I was unhappy with those ideas for a variety of reasons, and stuck with the O rings this year.

My take: your "20-30" estimate naked is not far off for me... on my home lake it's day more like 20 bass/package. With the O rings I get more like 40-50 per package and considering that's just a decent weekend (depending on time of year), at 6 bucks per package, that starts to add up a little. It also saves you a lot of time, and keeps you in the water more...No brainer to me.

   Hook from Jim (  12/21/2005 10:02:00 AM
 Which hook do you think you get the best hook-ups with on the O ring?

   Best Hook!! from Richard M. (  12/21/2005 2:49:00 PM
 I found the Gamakatzu Weedless Wide Gap Finesse hook in 1/0 to be my personal best. I fish in the thick of things and it allows me to bring it right thru! I also had a Wacky Tool, but find it just as easy to just roll the O-ring down the worm.


   o-rings from bassdude (  12/21/2005 8:01:00 PM
 I dont use them but I have in the past. But what I found that worked good was ortodontic rubber bands for braces. Kid gets them in bag and there is hundreds of them last you all year.

   Richard M from Dave A (  12/22/2005 3:25:00 PM
 Hey Richard, That was a fun day wasn't it, up on Champlain? Hopefully we'll be back after them next Sept at Regionals (TBF or BASS I'm not sure, but I am qualified). I've refined my Senko techniques since then. Tried the O-rings, but not happy with them. Have switched over to pliable surgical tubing which is cut into small bands and threaded over the senko. Hook goes through the tubing and not the plastic. tubing with senko slides up the line when a fish bites; just slide it back into place and it's ready to fish again. Last 10X as long and no affect on action at all.



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