Many anglers’ fish with live worms, but unfortunately don't do it properly. You can go out and buy a pen and pad of paper, but does this make you a writer? No, it doesn't. We all realize that writing takes practice and education, just like anything else. But when it comes to fishing a live worm, many anglers think buying a container of worms and some terminal tackle makes them a worm angler. This can in fact make them a worm angler if that terminal tackle is employed properly. The problem is than many anglers don't employ this terminal tackle properly.
When it comes to fishing with a live worm, the last thing that needs to be happening is the “threading" of a worm onto a hook. What do I mean by this? Well, exactly what it sounds like. Many anglers take a live worm and “thread" it onto a hook in an attempt to make it look natural. Most times it just ends up looking like a worm ball. Although this may be how you've always fished with live worms, it doesn't mean that it's the most effective way.
The most effective way to fish with a live worm is to employ a set of gang hooks. What's a set of gang hooks? Simply a pair of small hooks tied in tandem, thus enabling the worm to be presented in an ‘outstretched’ manner, the way God intended. This not only results in more bites because the worm looks like a worm, it also results in more bites because there's a 2nd hook to hook those ‘short striking’ fish. Fishing with a live worm must be done with a set of gang hooks, it's as simple as that.
Gang hooks can be tied yourself or they can be purchased, it makes little difference. What's important is that they be used when fishing with live worms. Like being a writer, being a proficient angler takes education and practice. Learning new techniques, like employing gang hooks for live worm fishing, is part of that education. Add practice on top of learning new tips and techniques, and you'll be good to go.
Trevor Kugler is co-founder of http://www.JRWfishing.com and an avid angler. He has more than 20 years experience fishing for all types of fish, and 15 years of business and internet experience. He currently raises his three year old daughter in the heart of trout fishing country…. . Montana!
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