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  • Pink worm for steelhead drifting

    Lately I have been experimenting with drifting a pink worm for steelhead, with out any luck so far. So I was curious to see how some of you OFFers rig up a pink worm for the steelhead drift fishing? Any advice is greatly appreciated!

  • #2
    I haven't tried that method, but am planning to.

    Here's a pic, that shows a few rigs:

    http://www.willieboats.com/BuzzRamse...rSteelhead.pdf

    You can watch this video too:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9lKaazWo94

    Let us know how you do, and good luck!
    IF IT'S GOT A FIN--PUT IT SAFELY BACK IN!

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    • #3
      I have been using pink worms for a few years now and didnt have any confadince in them to start till I seen plum to fish get fish on them.He rigs his up with a needle on his leader and runs it through the worm then down his leader where a bear stops it from going down the hook.I find it easier to run a #1 hook and just thread my worm up the hook and have it lay straight with the shank and about 1/4 inch below hook for action.I use the mad river 3 inch worms and have had great success with them.I also run a corky above my worm and I also use scent on them.I have seen both work but feel my way is easier if you dont wanna re-tie your leader everytime your worm rips weather it be from snagg or fish.

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      • #4
        I usually pre-tie 12-15 before heading out.
        - I use Berkeley 4" bubble gums.
        -Start with a 3' leader (as you will lose some after threading and knot),
        -First tie an egg loop knot( I usually use size 2 or 4 owner super needle points),
        -Egg loop is in case you need to add yarn,
        -Slide a size 4 bead(red, orange or white worked for me),
        -Use a needle and thread your worm to your leader, starting about an inch above the tail and get the needle out from the head( this is the part you need to be careful not to break the worm with needle)



        Good luck.

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        • #5
          I know you said drift fishing but I have been trying them under a float instead of jigs this year. I've just been getting the Aerojig pink jig heads to match the worm color and hooking the worm near the head end and letting it dangle. I also use a half ounce banana weight to help get it down quick. I haven't been fishing too much but have hooked five this way so far and have lost very few rigs.
          Fishing delayed is fishing denied.

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          • #6
            Here's an interview with Rusty Bell of Westernfishingoperations.com that I filmed. He's one of the best worm fisherman I know...also happens to manufacture my favorite worms. It's long, but it's worth the time.

            http://vimeo.com/35824761

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            • #7
              Originally posted by veilside180sx View Post
              Here's an interview with Rusty Bell of Westernfishingoperations.com that I filmed. He's one of the best worm fisherman I know...also happens to manufacture my favorite worms. It's long, but it's worth the time.

              http://vimeo.com/35824761
              That is a great video and I thank you for posting it.There was a great amout of info in there and very basic for all level of fishermen...again thank you

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              • #8
                Whoops. My bad. Sorry Whammond. You did say drifting and not floating.
                IF IT'S GOT A FIN--PUT IT SAFELY BACK IN!

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