Tuesday 5 July 2011

The Wexford Worm


Selby Knox from Bristol took this wonderful 4kgs fish this morning on a 7 inch Senko worm. The worm was fished weedless with an owner weighted twistlock hook.
This Weighted Twistlock™ hook employs the same hook as the 5132 Twistlock™, but also features a non-movable weight attached to the shank. Designed for both fresh and saltwater fishing. The hook’s added weight helps to sink or “swim” the bait into the strike zone. With its Twistlock™ “Centering-Pin-Spring” (CPS – patent pending), baits can be “permanently” secured by inserting the pin in the center of a soft plastic, which can then be screwed on the Twistlock™ coil spring to rig perfectly everytime! Ideal for weedless style fishing without having to add a separate weight. Great for fishing into deep cover and optimum fish lies. “Open” gap allows for more positive hook sets. Features include a 30° eye-bend, XXX-strong forged shank, Super Needle Point, and black chrome finish.

You can see more detail HERE for rigging and swinging worms and other lures too

The method Selby used is one which I demonstrate  to my customers regularly and is closely related to the techniques of swinging flies for bass. Sometimes bass don't want retrieved lures they simply want food to drift to them with a drag free presentation, naturally under current. Having discussed drift and tidal flow and angles of all sorts of complexities Selby got my drift - retrieve free he hit this and several other fish too.

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