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    Re: Rigging worms

    You might be overinflating them. It only takes a couple of pumps to fill them up with enough air. If you keep pumping thinking the whole worm is going to expand it usually has a blow out and then air won't hold. So think less is more in this case.

    Once you get the hang of it you won't have any more issues. You can also use power bait or power eggs ran up the line to help float it. Some of the flotation balls used for salmon fishing will work too.

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    Re: Rigging worms

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetspray View Post
    There are so many You tubes on how to do that they are fun to watch. You might just take a look at those, it really is too easy. I would also suggest you make sure there is no blockage in the needle or leaks that do not allow the air to pass into the worm. I inject mine just below the ring and I thread the worm with a worm thread'er to keep the air in. Anything else that floats can be added but the idea is just to have the worm lift your hook and line, maybe your set up is too heavy to lift........Jetspray
    Nice advice

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    Re: Rigging worms

    Easiest way is just put a few drops of super glue in the container a couple of days before you use them . They'll eat the dirt and the super glue will seal their butts !!! Tightlines or Butts BF

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    Quote Originally Posted by LineStretcher View Post
    Ahh, there's a very small bag of butt plugs in that inflator kit that you need to install into the worms butt. Don't worry about the mouth, they can't burp..
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    Re: Rigging worms

    There are so many You tubes on how to do that they are fun to watch. You might just take a look at those, it really is too easy. I would also suggest you make sure there is no blockage in the needle or leaks that do not allow the air to pass into the worm. I inject mine just below the ring and I thread the worm with a worm thread'er to keep the air in. Anything else that floats can be added but the idea is just to have the worm lift your hook and line, maybe your set up is too heavy to lift........Jetspray
    2003 Alumaweld, 19'6", Chevy vortec V-6, SD-309 american turbine jet, T-8 Yamaha kicker, waiting for the tackle fairy to show up to fill my boxes

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    Re: Rigging worms

    Use a finer needle (you can get them for free in San Francisco). Inject the air at both ends.

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    Re: Rigging worms

    Quote Originally Posted by WillFlanagan View Post
    What is the best way to float worms off the bottom? I got one of those worm inflators but the worm doesn’t seem to hold the air, as the moment I put it in the water in sinks. Are there any other ways to float worms off the bottom? Any tips and suggestions are welcome!
    Ahh, there's a very small bag of butt plugs in that inflator kit that you need to install into the worms butt. Don't worry about the mouth, they can't burp..

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    Re: Rigging worms

    I have chimed in more than once on this over the years. There are 2 or 3 different brands of styrofoam balls out there. The shape and size of a large salmon egg and in a variety of colors. They are great for floating most types of baits off the bottom. I will normally thread one onto the hook and all the way up to my line before hooking my worm, dough bait , or whatever onto the hook. Works like a champ and are very inexpensive. Try it I think you will be surprised how well they work.

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    Re: Rigging worms

    Quote Originally Posted by WillFlanagan View Post
    What is the best way to float worms off the bottom? I got one of those worm inflators but the worm doesn’t seem to hold the air, as the moment I put it in the water in sinks. Are there any other ways to float worms off the bottom? Any tips and suggestions are welcome!
    I've heard of guys injecting bait oils. Their proof of concept is that oil floats in water, but I have never tried. I've also seen guys use marshmallows or 2 or 3 power/gulp eggs to float a worm. It it looks kinda clunky to me but I've seen it work. I use a micro insulin syringe to inject air because the micro sized puncture seals back up nicely. I also make sure to inject plenty of air so the worm balloons when filled.

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    Re: Rigging worms

    Quote Originally Posted by WillFlanagan View Post
    What is the best way to float worms off the bottom? I got one of those worm inflators but the worm doesn’t seem to hold the air, as the moment I put it in the water in sinks. Are there any other ways to float worms off the bottom? Any tips and suggestions are welcome!

    Marshmellow rig....

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