Better, Greener, Cheaper

Want to catch more fish, and reduce your impact on the environment, and save money at the same time? Use o-rings when you wacky rig.

Each of your stickbaits will last longer. This directly helps your tackle budget. With each bait lasting longer, you’ll also spend more time fishing and less rigging. Baits rarely come off the hook on a strike or a head shaking jump, therefore, fewer baits are accidentally introduced into the environment.  It’s cheaper, more efficient, and greener. If you’re not doing it already, it’s worth a look.

Here’s a step by step intro to o-rings and wacky rigging.

Take apart a a dried out pen or Sharpie. Keep the large tube. Discard the rest.
Take apart a dried out ballpoint pen or Sharpie. Keep the large, tapered tube. Discard the rest.
Slide an o-ring on the skinny end of the pen tube.
Slide an o-ring on the skinny end of the pen tube.
Insert your stickbait inside the pen tube. Slide or roll the o-ring up the pen tube and onto the stickbait.
Insert your stickbait inside the pen tube. Slide or roll the o-ring up the pen tube and onto the stickbait.
Fold the stickbait in half an move the o-ring to the center point.
Fold the stickbait in half and move the o-ring to the center point.
Slip your hook point under the o-ring. There is no need to hook into the bait. In fact, your baits will last longer if you do not.
Slip your hook point under the o-ring. There is no need to hook into the bait. In fact, your baits will last longer if you do not.
If you prefer your hook to be perpendicular to the bait, use two o-rings overlapping to form an "X". Slip the hook under both o-rings where they intersect.
If you prefer your hook to be perpendicular to the bait, use two o-rings overlapping to form an “X”. Slip the hook under both o-rings where they intersect.

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