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#814959 - 01/13/13 11:25 PM Plastic Worms setup question
TheHunt Offline
Juvenile at Sea

Registered: 01/05/08
Posts: 119
Loc: Puyallup, WA
I have been trying out different worms and setups.
I typically start out with fishing bait of some type.

When it runs out I go with yarn balls or worms.

Now the worm questions.

1. Some times I use a corky at the top of the worm with different colors.
2. Do you pin the corky with a tooth pic?

3. Do you use a corky or a cheater? Why?

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#814961 - 01/13/13 11:34 PM Re: Plastic Worms setup question [Re: TheHunt]
Todd Offline
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Registered: 03/08/99
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Yes, pin it.

It doesn't matter much if it's a corkie, a cheater, a winner, or a dibbler, but it does three things...it floats the worm up a bit, it gives the worm a bit of action, and it protects the worm from getting torn up so easily.

Fish on...

Todd

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#814979 - 01/13/13 11:56 PM Re: Plastic Worms setup question [Re: Todd]
Direct-Drive Offline
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Registered: 11/10/09
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Loc: Vancouver, WA
I like to peg a small Corky above the worm to protect the worm from getting pushed down.
When that happens, the worm starts to spin and I don't want that going on.

The best toothpicks for pegging are the long tapers.
They usually have a square center and a nice long (round) taper.
Always peg the worm side of the Corky (or whatever) and leave a little space between the Corky and worm.

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#814981 - 01/14/13 12:01 AM Re: Plastic Worms setup question [Re: Todd]
RogueFanatic Offline
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Registered: 07/31/08
Posts: 259
Loc: Kitsap Co.
Yes, pin it, but not with a toothpick. Put a loop of heavy mono through the cheater (more buoyant than corkies IMO) and pull through a section of UV yarn, sparkly chenille, or what have you. It's got even more action than the worm and is kind of a combo bait. You can even pin it 12" above the worm and then put a small bead by the head of the worm to protect it. I like to pinch the heads off of the pink worms and melt on the head of a black worm or white worm for contrast. The sky's the limit...

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#814986 - 01/14/13 12:10 AM Re: Plastic Worms setup question [Re: RogueFanatic]
Direct-Drive Offline
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Originally Posted By: RogueFanatic
Yes, pin it, but not with a toothpick. Put a loop of heavy mono through the cheater (more buoyant than corkies IMO) and pull through a section of UV yarn, sparkly chenille, or what have you. It's got even more action than the worm and is kind of a combo bait. You can even pin it 12" above the worm and then put a small bead by the head of the worm to protect it. I like to pinch the heads off of the pink worms and melt on the head of a black worm or white worm for contrast. The sky's the limit...

I've seen guys pull a short piece of rubber band into a Corky as well.
All nice but much faster for me to peg with a toothpick.
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#814988 - 01/14/13 12:20 AM Re: Plastic Worms setup question [Re: Direct-Drive]
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super thick bobber stops work well too....

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#815029 - 01/14/13 09:37 AM Re: Plastic Worms setup question [Re: ]
TheHunt Offline
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Registered: 01/05/08
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Loc: Puyallup, WA
Let me pulse you with why you would choose a corky verses a cheater for this worm setup?

It seems that individuals say a cheater has more buoyancy then a corky.

Is there a big difference?


Edited by TheHunt (01/14/13 09:37 AM)

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#815032 - 01/14/13 10:08 AM Re: Plastic Worms setup question [Re: TheHunt]
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Originally Posted By: TheHunt
Let me pulse you with why you would choose a corky verses a cheater for this worm setup?

It seems that individuals say a cheater has more buoyancy then a corky.

Is there a big difference?



No..................
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#815056 - 01/14/13 01:35 PM Re: Plastic Worms setup question [Re: DrifterWA]
RogueFanatic Offline
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Registered: 07/31/08
Posts: 259
Loc: Kitsap Co.
Nah, no real difference I just can usually buy cheaters cheaper than corkies. DD, totally right- way faster to use a toothpick, I rig all mine before I go fishing or I'd spend all my time rigging rather than fishing. And don't ignore places like Joanne's Fabrics- I bought a 12" x 18" sheet of flasher reflecto-tape and they have some beads that float too, dirt cheap...


Edited by RogueFanatic (01/14/13 01:41 PM)

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#815058 - 01/14/13 01:42 PM Re: Plastic Worms setup question [Re: RogueFanatic]
TanTastic84 Offline
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Registered: 10/21/11
Posts: 102
Loc: Seattle, WA
Here is a really good video on how to rig a worm with and without a corkie.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNO1PkQ4jcI

Hope this helps with some ideas.

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#815070 - 01/14/13 02:50 PM Re: Plastic Worms setup question [Re: RogueFanatic]
Gray Ghost Offline
Juvenile at Sea

Registered: 03/30/08
Posts: 146
Loc: flowing water
Home made foam Rag bodies (pool noodles) with no yarn or yarn sometimes (dirty water) are one of my favorite drift bobbers with the worm. They give the worm excellent floatation and the flat front adds a little bit of wiggle movement. I've been using the fairly new clear rubber Beau Mac Wedgies to pin them.

In between the drift bobber and the threaded worm, I'll add a mono. barbed (1/16" tags) float stop knot (uni), slid into the head of the worm aways to pin the worm to stop scrunching and allows hook hang back if desired.

I also like adding a very small home made pinned (wedggie) minnie Rag in between the hook, worm to balance and add floatation to the worm.

Rag and worm rigged wacky style can be productive as well. I like to thread the worm onto the leader at the center balance point. I'll pin the Rag (wedggie), worm ( short barbed float stop knot), to be able to give it a little bit of hook hang back, no minnie Rag.

GG


Edited by Gray Ghost (02/01/13 08:10 PM)

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#815080 - 01/14/13 03:29 PM Re: Plastic Worms setup question [Re: Gray Ghost]
TanTastic84 Offline
Juvenile at Sea

Registered: 10/21/11
Posts: 102
Loc: Seattle, WA
Boy, boys! Let the photos do the talking!

Anyone have some good pictures of set-ups?

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#815083 - 01/14/13 03:32 PM Re: Plastic Worms setup question [Re: TanTastic84]
TanTastic84 Offline
Juvenile at Sea

Registered: 10/21/11
Posts: 102
Loc: Seattle, WA
I am also planning on trying some Mr.Twister grubs in the 3" or 4" size. I rigged them up the same way as a worm. I think the wiggle tail might be a nice change to try out.

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#815095 - 01/14/13 04:48 PM Re: Plastic Worms setup question [Re: ]
Jason Beezy Offline
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Registered: 11/20/08
Posts: 1404
Loc: Bellingham
Originally Posted By: salmosalar
I carolina rig them, except when I Texas rif them.

Go Sox,
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Say it ain't so!




Corkies def cause more spin than cheaters. Spin messes up the presentations and can cause nasty tangle.

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#815103 - 01/14/13 06:10 PM Re: Plastic Worms setup question [Re: ]
Jason Beezy Offline
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Registered: 11/20/08
Posts: 1404
Loc: Bellingham
Originally Posted By: salmosalar
Caroina rigged, whacky style and double stacked.

Hell ya!

Go Sox,
cds


Lets go bobber fish'un with some worms on the Sack! I got the suds!

How about next Sunday afternoon after the 49ers game? Nothin' else worth doing at that time............

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#815113 - 01/14/13 06:42 PM Re: Plastic Worms setup question [Re: TheHunt]
Yak-Fresh Offline
Returning Adult

Registered: 08/02/12
Posts: 480
Loc: Backtrolling a seam...

sorry to go off subject, but i seem to only see these being used on smaller tribs?

what's to stop a guy from using these on larger bodies of water like the columbia or snake?


those two tone paddletail rvrfishr worms look deadly...




Tyler


Edited by Yak-Fresh (01/14/13 06:42 PM)

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#815118 - 01/14/13 07:44 PM Re: Plastic Worms setup question [Re: DrifterWA]
Direct-Drive Offline
ExtenZe Field Tester

Registered: 11/10/09
Posts: 6204
Loc: Vancouver, WA
Originally Posted By: DrifterWA
Originally Posted By: TheHunt
Let me pulse you with why you would choose a corky verses a cheater for this worm setup?

It seems that individuals say a cheater has more buoyancy then a corky.

Is there a big difference?



No..................

I agree.
They're both Styrofoam now so buoyancy would be equal for equal size.
But, these worms are usually very buoyant, so buoyancy is not an issue with this rigging.


I've noticed that drift bobber popularity is sort of regional.
North = Cheater
Mid = Corky
South = Puffball
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#815120 - 01/14/13 07:51 PM Re: Plastic Worms setup question [Re: ]
Direct-Drive Offline
ExtenZe Field Tester

Registered: 11/10/09
Posts: 6204
Loc: Vancouver, WA
Originally Posted By: salmosalar
Caroina rigged, whacky style and double stacked.

Hell ya!

Go Sox,
cds

Go wacky or go home.

Never thread or go holey.
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#815122 - 01/14/13 08:01 PM Re: Plastic Worms setup question [Re: Direct-Drive]
Todd Offline
Bumpin the 6X9's

Registered: 03/08/99
Posts: 21810
Loc: Seattle, Washington USA
Worms for steelhead are just an urban myth perpetrated on the fishing community by flynymphers...they're for bass.

Fish on...

Todd

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#815125 - 01/14/13 08:30 PM Re: Plastic Worms setup question [Re: Todd]
Slab Happy Offline
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Posts: 10479
Loc: Discovery Bay, Wa.
smile thumbs
I'll bet that van is full of gummy worms as well.
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