How to Rig a Wacky-Rigger Worm on a Drop Shot

Wacky worm rigged

Make rigging a Wacky Stik-O worm easy in these 3 easy steps.  

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Step 1. Tie on a fishing hook

Step 1- Tie on a wide-gap, short-shank hook

Step 1. Tie on a #1 - #4 wide-gap, short-shank hook with a palomar knot with the hook’s point facing up. Your tag end should be between 10"-18" depending on water depth and clarity.

 


 

 

 

 

Step 2. Tie on a drop-shot weight

Step 2. Tie on a drop-shot weight

Step 2. Tie on a drop-shot weight using a fisherman's knot. The weight should be just enough to get your bait on bottom, and feel it while shaking your wacky rig. Usually between 1⁄4 – 3⁄8 oz.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 3. Thread the hook through the worm’s center.

Thread the hook through the worm’s center.

Step 3. Thread the hook through the worm’s center. Make sure the barb comes completely through with the bait still sitting inside the hook’s bend.