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FLOAT TUBE FISHING FORUM » Float Tubes, Pontoons and Related Equipment Discussions » Fishing Related Discussions » The Wacky Rig

The Wacky Rig

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1The Wacky Rig Empty The Wacky Rig on Sat Apr 12, 2014 10:15 pm

dlobo

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I have to say this looks friggin' odd to me but you youngsters and a lot of pros are talking about it.
I have learned a couple of things since joining this website.
I have forgotten more about fishing than some will ever know.
I haven't learned about fishing in over 20 years so I don't know jack.

Two questions.
When or why do you decide to try this in lieu of a traditional Texas or Carolina or drop shot rig?
Why tie the rig up around/above the bait, I still don't get that process instead of just hooking it through the worm/Senko or whatever you are throwing?

2The Wacky Rig Empty Re: The Wacky Rig on Sat Apr 12, 2014 10:27 pm

fisheromen

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:
Why tie the rig up around/above the bait, I still don't get that process instead of just hooking it through the worm/Senko or whatever you are throwing?

I do not understand this question.

Wacky is just a worm hooked in the middle. Gives the bait a different look and action. In Southern CA the bass see a lot of baits. Neko rig is a different look, as well.

3The Wacky Rig Empty Re: The Wacky Rig on Sat Apr 12, 2014 10:36 pm

dlobo

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I have seen where someone is tying line or something around the worm and skipping the hook into that rather than just putting the hook through the bait.

If the Neko rig is different then I have no idea what it is. I have much to learn about how people are catching today versus the old style methods I was taught.
When I Googled it a lot of links said Senko. It looked a lot like regular looking worm with more ridges.

4The Wacky Rig Empty Re: The Wacky Rig on Sun Apr 13, 2014 6:09 am

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The  Wacky Rig with the Senko weightless is one of my favorites. The  Gary Yamamoto brand is a VERY soft plastic and comes apart after 2 or 3 hits, so I use a #78 O-ring like this
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some people use other methods like wire ties or pieces of tubing instead of an O-ring. For me it is a way to make the bait last longer.

I just let the bait free fall slowly into the strike zone, if no hit after a while I lift the rod tip and let it drop back in. The idea is it just drops into their face and they inhale it.

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5The Wacky Rig Empty Re: The Wacky Rig on Sun Apr 13, 2014 11:54 am

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Hey There!
Love the wacky! (except casting it in the wind!)
Here's a cool mod a pro friend of mine does, for when the fish are sitting grumpy real tight to the structure. Attach a short piece of mono to the underside of the O-ring (6-10") and hang a small weight on the end. Now you can spot pitch the bait right on them and bounce it in their face! Ooooo do they hate that!

bodfish

6The Wacky Rig Empty Re: The Wacky Rig on Sun Apr 13, 2014 12:07 pm

dlobo

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A drop shot Wacky. Now I've seen everything! But I like it because I don't think I have anything set up where I could "freeline" for more than ten feet. That's just not in my bag of tricks.

7The Wacky Rig Empty Re: The Wacky Rig on Mon Apr 14, 2014 5:46 pm

fisheromen

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:

If the Neko rig is different then I have no idea what it is. I have much to learn about how people are catching today versus the old style methods I was taught.
When I Googled it a  lot of links said Senko. It looked a lot like regular looking worm with more ridges.

Sounds like auto-correct. Go to YouTube and type in Neko Rig. It is basically the wacky rig with a nail weight in the end of the worm. I slide the o-ring down to the 25% mark above the nail weight. I also use a weedless Gamakatsu wacky hook. Very productive rig.

8The Wacky Rig Empty Re: The Wacky Rig on Mon Apr 14, 2014 7:26 pm

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Will do.
Then I will Google nail weight. lol

9The Wacky Rig Empty Re: The Wacky Rig on Mon Apr 14, 2014 7:49 pm

dlobo

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Ok I get it now.
Used to and probably still have some old brass weights that slipped into a worm.
I have a boat load of weedless hooks that I bought at a Fred Hall show in Long Beach back 2001 that should work with this also.
Wife and I both have the day off tomorrow. She says... would you like to go hiking?
All the sudden I have a leg cramp and my back hurts.

10The Wacky Rig Empty Re: The Wacky Rig on Mon Apr 14, 2014 7:59 pm

fisheromen

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LOL! Don't you know of a lake with lots of shoreline that you can "hike"?

The weedless hook needs to be pretty inconspicuous. This is the one I use in size 1 or 1/0:

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11The Wacky Rig Empty Re: The Wacky Rig on Tue Apr 15, 2014 5:35 am

Pdawg

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weighted wacky with a piece of nail.. adds some boing boing to it and sinks it. good for home invasion robberies.

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