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looking for advice on how to stop lug worm sliding down the snood /hook once baited up. mine seem to slide down and become a big blob. another quesion is how do you mount 2 or more lug/rag on same hook.

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you could try bait elastic or dont put the worm all the way thew worn and pierce just before the head .thanks
 
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Use a pennel? Or there are baitholder hooks. Or if you tie your hook on with a grinner knot, the tag can hold the worm up.
 

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Use a pennel? Or there are baitholder hooks. Or if you tie your hook on with a grinner knot, the tag can hold the worm up.
Good advice :thumbs:. Once the worm is threaded up past the hook eye, press the worm in where you reckon the knot is, if you've left a long enough tag end (3-5MM), then the tag will come through the worm, helping to keep it up and stop it sliding down.
 

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Good advice :thumbs:. Once the worm is threaded up past the hook eye, press the worm in where you reckon the knot is, if you've left a long enough tag end (3-5MM), then the tag will come through the worm, helping to keep it up and stop it sliding down.

Wow, nice one, I've always left a bit of a tag to stop my worms sliding up beyond the hook, but never thought of puncturing their skin with it too :doh:. Its info like that that I come to this forum for. Thanks mate. :thumbs:
 

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Hi All
looking for advice on how to stop lug worm sliding down the snood /hook once baited up. mine seem to slide down and become a big blob. another quesion is how do you mount 2 or more lug/rag on same hook.

thanks in advance
are you using frozen worm? if so better using a pennel rig 2nd hook through the head holds it as far up the snood as you want or try keeping them frozen until you use them in a flask or cooler bag as they only turn to snot when they thaw out, by the time they do your bait should be sat on the sea bed. pick up a bait needle makes mounting frozen bait a doddle
 

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If I was using a big worm bait I'd use a pennel set up. If I'm using single worms targeting smaller species I'd use a stop knot with a bead on the hook length, just slide the worm up the hook and rest it against the bead ( that'll stop it sliding up the snood ), then just tip your bait off to stop it sliding off the hook:fish:
 

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thanks all.

yes it happens mostly with frozen,
I use a baiting needle ( wonderful things have used it for sandeel as well)

will try the pennel rig next time.


thanks again

another question how much worm do you normally leave dangling loose below the hook?
 

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either a pennel hook, or simply by a bag of rubber bands and cut into little squares, bait up then stick a square over the point and past the barb, slide up a bit to bait and there you go :thumbs: could use a bit of squid as well if casting softly. dont bother with baitholder hooks as they are created by (nicking) barbs from the shank of the hook making them weaker.
 

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I tend to use the grinner knot tag end now.. but have found you need a bait stop as they can work their way up the snood using this trick.
I've also made up small hook pennels down to size 0/6 on the top hook (although it's a bugger when you forget when stripping old bait off) ...someone mentioned fish going for the head of the worm and a pennell coming in useful for this ...take it from me (learning by my mistakes) you'll have more success if you hook your lug tail first.

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When i go fising i usually have crabs and worm, i thread the worm on using baiting needle, then i use the front claw from the crab to hold the worm on,
 
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