For almost every angler, the first bait with which he began to catch was a worm. The reason for this is the availability and versatility of bait. Using a worm on fishing, everyone noticed that someone bites fish reliably, while someone has constant bites or does not bite at all. In the process of fishing, it turned out that the effectiveness depends on whether the angler knows how to properly attach the worm to the hook.
Worm Tip Rules
There are three basic rules for installing a worm:
- It is required to plant in such a way that it remains mobile and alivethat is attractive to fish,
- The worm and the hook must be proportionate, so the size of the bait is selected according to the size of the hook. This is necessary so that the fish does not break, and the bait does not come off,
- Each worm must be planted on the entire hook, since the fish with such a nozzle will swallow it whole.
For large individuals, you can plant several worms at once, as this will increase the chances of a positive catch result. Splicing pieces is used for small fish, but the catch is reduced due to loss of mobility. For this type of nozzle, you can use the combination in the bait with porridge.
Use this bait for:
- When catching crucians, red dung worms are suitable, which until the time of fishing is better to keep in mint or herbs, which will allow them to get a scent that is seductive for crucian carp
Each type of worm is used for a specific fish:
- Earthworms used for fishing carps, they are pierced below the base of the head, after which the piercing gradually goes down to the tail, while the sting is safely hidden in the remnants of the tail (four centimeters),
- Crawls in a beam bait are used to catch catfish. Several individuals are put on the hook in a looped way through the middle of the body, with this type of puncture, small fish will not bite,
- On bunches of dung worms they catch bream,
- When catching crucians, red dung worms are suitable, which until the time of fishing is best kept in mint or herbs, which will allow them to get a scent that is seductive for crucian carp. In this case, red dung worms are planted in small pieces.
The use of bait or bait also depends on the nature of fishing:
- when catching predatory fish species, worms are combined with fish pieces or crawling parts,
- for non-predatory fish, the worm is combined with maggots, pearl barley or corn porridge.
The correct nozzle is distinguished by:
- Punctures begin at the base of the head,
- The hook is inserted under the skin. The base of the hook should be thin and short, preferably half the length of the bait. With a full nozzle, the first puncture is made one and a half centimeters from the head. At the end of the punctures, the sting hides in the body of the worm, not reaching the tail, which hangs freely.
- One worm at intervals. The bait is pierced at a distance of 1-1.5 cm in 2-3 places with a hook, the tip is hidden inside the worm. Caught by huster, roach, ram, carp, perch, etc.,
- One worm ringlet. The worm is mounted on the hook with two punctures in the region of the head and tail. It does not allow small fish to constantly pull the bait. Designed for catching large fish in places with a lot of little things. Used when fishing for a durable worm,
- One worm is pierced for the head or in the middle of the body.It is used for fishing in the presence of a confident bite. Used when fishing for a durable worm,
- One worm entirely. Half to two-thirds of the worm is strung on a hook. The tip of the hook tip, to avoid pulling the bait out of the fish, slightly out. Limits the movement of the bait, severely damages the worm. Suitable for catching small fish,
- A few worms (garland). 2-3 worms bait at intervals of one hook. Suitable for catching large fish.
- Several small worms on one hook. For catching large fish,
- 2-3-5 worms bait for the head part. The bait remains mobile for a long time. Suitable for catching large fish in places where a trifle does not annoy.
- Slice (half)worm on one hook. Used to catch small fish on small hooks,
- Sandwich. After the worm, grains of corn or corn are planted on the hook. Together with the worm, maggot is planted on the hook. In addition to the fact that the maggot is actively moving, it also prevents the fish from pulling the worm off the hook,
- 2-3 hook tackle, tied to a leash at a distance of 2-3 cm. One worm on such a tackle is sequentially mounted on hooks, starting from the top. The worm on the snap remains mobile, behaves naturally. Used for planting large bait when catching trophy specimens.
There are a lot of methods of planting, while there is one feature that applies to any method:
- when catching small fish, the sting closes completely,
- when catching large individuals, the sting is not necessary to completely close.
The rest of the process will be divided only by the number of worms.
The most common ways to attach a single worm to a hook are:
- Piercing along, with this method, it is mounted on the entire length of the hook and part of the fishing line,
- Lump nozzle. The worm is divided into several parts, after which all its parts are put on the hook in order. This method is most often used in a simple fishing rod with a float,
- Eight. It is a nozzle in which the worm forms a loop. Two different ends of the bait diverge on different sides, while the whole hook is busy,
- Alive and meandering. With this method, the bait is put on the hook with a few punctures, adjacent punctures have small gaps between them that allow the bait to wriggle, which will attract large fish.
- Mounting the tackle. An individual is strung on the base of the longest hook, which has several stings. In addition, each sting remains open,
- Exit to the fishing line. The bait extends to the forest fiber located above the hook base. This method is used when catching restless fish, since the hook is completely hidden, which allows the fish to swallow it whole and not break.
What kind of worms can I use for fishing?
Worms are distinguished by color, size and habitat. For fishing purposes, the following are most often used:
- Muckworm. Sometimes the worm is called maggot. Characteristic pungent smell, strong, often mottled, skin. Keep on hook perfectly. There are two types of dung worms. Brick red worm - large sizes, can be divided into parts. It is used for catching large specimens of crucian carp, carp, tench, silver breeding, etc. The red-yellow worm is small. Small worms are caught on this worm - gudgeon, ruff, roach, etc.,
- Creep out. The second name of this worm is large earthen. Large, up to 30 cm long and 1 cm thick, worm. Lives in the deep layers of the soil. Prefers fertilized soil. Creeps out fully or partially to the surface at night. Suitable for catching large fish,
- Earthworm. The length is 5-15 centimeters. Pale pink or bluish color. Holds tight on the hook. It is used for fishing on the donka, especially at night, such as burbot. It’s not very popular with anglers,
- Green worm. Gray or dark green color,
- Zheleznyak. Gray-smoky color. Length is up to 15 cm. It lives in clay soil. Holds perfectly on the hook. Used to catch predators,
- The leaf. Red-blue or purple color. Delicate, easily torn. The size may exceed the earthworm and dung worm. Not afraid of the cold. Requires secure hooking. Use a hook with barbs or pierce the worm with a thin hook several times,
- Water sac. Almost transparent. Use for catching husters, perch, roach, rudd. A familiar food item for fish,
- Water worm. Brown-red or pale red color. Rough. Length up to 20 cm, thickness up to 0.5 cm. Easy to tear. Large hooks required.
Planting several worms
The beam nozzle has the features:
- several worms are mounted on the hook in various ways,
- after the beam form, the tackle slowly sinks into the water,
- this method is suitable for catching large fish.
With this type of fishing, it is necessary to watch so that the beam is not immersed in the silt at the bottom of the reservoir. This is due to the fact that the “beam” is required to be used only for float fishing species.
How to increase fish catch?
For 7 years of active passion for fishing, I have found dozens of ways to improve biting. I will give the most effective:
- Nibble activator. This pheromone supplement lures fish the most in cold and warm water. Discussion of the hungry fish bite activator.
- Increase sensitivity gear. Read the relevant manuals for your particular gear type.
- Based lures pheromones.
Where to dig worms
- Dung worms live in rotten manure, in various landfills of organic garbage, in the land of stockyards, in compost heaps. Dig with a pitchfork or rake. So the bait is less injured. Most often found in colonies. In those places where there is no fishing press, the extraction of this worm does not take much labor and time. He doesn't like heat
- Crawling, in the warm season, is collected in parks and gardens at night with a flashlight. A worm is also harvested in the early morning, after dew, in park, garden paths and paths. When collecting bait at night, they try not to direct the direct light of the lantern directly onto the worm. Direct light, noise and clatter force the worm to hide in the hole. In order to hide in his house, the worm needs only half a second. Rarely crawls out of the mink completely, therefore, having caught the worm in the upper part, closer to the mink, it is gradually pulled out of the ground. Sometimes the worms crawl out of the burrows during a drizzle. Creeping habitats are easy to determine during the day by the presence of characteristic holes in the ground,
- The earthworm is collected on the beds or, after rain, on the paths. Rain floods the minks, and the worms are forced to leave them, crawling to the surface. They dig a worm with a pitchfork or a shovel in the same places where it appears after rain. Worms live in almost any meadow. If there is no shovel or pitchfork, they find the bait by tearing the turf from the ground,
- The green worm is obtained in the greasy soil of coastal meadows or under marsh hummocks,
- Zheleznyak lives in clay soil. Here they dig it with a shovel,
- The leafy leaf lives under densified layers of fallen leaves, under dense layers of pine needles, under sawdust, or under caked old straw. To determine the most likely habitat for the worm, find lowlands, pits, small funnels that retain moisture,
- A water sac is collected on the underside of water lilies,
- A waterworm is found on muddy sections of rivers, at marinas, rafting sand and rafts. For mining, use a shovel shovel, with the help of which they dig out the bottom soil on the shore.
Where to find worms
Worms prefer dark, moist places, for example:
- under the logs
- in manure
- raw pits
- garden humus.
In rural conditions, the bait can be found quite easily, and in urban conditions, worms can be purchased in the store.
Each fisherman should remember that the bait must be taken in more quantity than it may be required. This is due to the fact that:
- You can catch any fish on the worm. This kind of bait is universal,
- With a good bite, the bait may simply not be enough.
Recommendations for choosing a method of planting when catching different types of fish
Each type of fish has its own specifics in feeding. Some species feed only at the bottom, others only at the surface, and others combine both. Fish also differ in the rate of consumption of feed found. Some species immediately grab everything that moves, others try, pull, and only then swallow. Most often, the worm is used to catch fish from the bottom. Based on this specificity, fishermen have developed the most successful recommendations for catching various species of fish,
- On the crucian.They use worm bait species in which a long, moving tail or tails remain, unless there is a lot of small crucian carp in the pond. For catching large and medium crucian carp, a bunch of several small or medium-sized worms is suitable. For catching small crucian carp - pieces of a worm or its small specimens with the obligatory removal of the tip of the hook to the outside. In separate reservoirs, crucian prefers a worm already chewed by previous bites. In this case, after the hook has been baited, the tip of the worm is crushed,
- On the bream.You can use the "crucian" methods of bait. He does not like too voluminous bait. I really like the bait from several pieces of a worm or a bunch of small worms. It is useful, when mounting the worm with a “stocking,” to move it above the hook on the fishing line. For catching large specimens, a medium-sized creep is used with a tail hanging from the hook. The sting of the hook in all methods is hidden inside the worm,
- On carp. The most commonly used dung worm in the form of a garland of several worms. It is very good to use a worm sandwich punctured at intervals and with corn grain to catch carp. The bait of a hair snap by a worm pierced in two or three places has proven itself well. Used for fishing carp and a bunch of small worms pierced by a hook in the middle. It sometimes bites well on earthworms collected near a pond,
- On catfish. Use the largest of the worms - creep. 3-6 worms are planted on the hook. The catfish's mouth is huge and is capable of swallowing everything that is offered to it. For worm nozzles, when catching catfish, in addition to a single hook, a double is used. It is useful to fix the worm on a hook with a stopper of animal or vegetable origin - maggots, bait fish, leech, frog, locust, bear, corn, pearl barley, river mollusk.
You can store the nozzle in almost any container, the main thing is to follow a few rules:
- The container should have a lid with a small hole or holesthrough which fresh air will enter. Thanks to this, the attractiveness of the bait will remain long enough,
- Close the lid tightly.because the worms can crawl out
- Before collecting bait, the tank is filled with earth in advance from the same place where the bait is taken from. This is required in order to fish could be on a fresh worm.
Without following these rules, you can lose worms, or they will dry out (lose their attractiveness), and this will affect the catch.
Tips and Fishing Secrets
- experiment with different types of worms,
- do not focus on one type of worm, because it is "sold in the nearest store",
- keep in mind that matching the size and type of fish, bait and hook, the key to successful fishing,
- the long tip of the worm can seduce large fish, but attracts small,
- even in the absence of bites, change the worm every half hour,
- the supply of worms should not limit the angler's ability to change bait,
- the worm should not dig into the ground at the bottom of the pond,
- the worm is dipped in hemp, sunflower oil or garlic extract. Oil will give the bait a pleasant smell, garlic, in addition to smell, will add activity,
- the dung worm does not need an additional smell.
The worm is undoubtedly the most popular and affordable bait for any angler, whether it is a city dweller or a villager. There are a lot of options for mounting a worm on a hook. Especially for this bait, hooks with barbs were invented. The worm is used when fishing on almost all types of fishing gear. The effectiveness of the worm does not lose its significance even in winter. Almost no angler goes fishing without this bait.
To use worms properly as bait, there are several recommendations that can help you get a good catch:
- Until the worm’s nozzle itself, it is advisable to dip it in oil from sunflower or hemp, due to which there will be a small cloud near it when catching fish
In the absence of worms, you can use a special bait in the form of them. She almost does not differ in appearance, which makes her look attractive to fish,
How to plant
There are many ways to attach worms to a hook. But there are several main ones and we will describe them in detail in this article. But all these methods are good if the following conditions are met:
- the worm on the hook must maintain mobility,
- stay alive
- look natural and be attractive to fish,
- don't be shabby
- correspond to the size of the hook, i.e., it’s unnecessary to try to string a large worm on a small hook and vice versa,
- it’s advisable not to tear the worm apart, but to plant it whole,
- for fishing large fish, it is permissible to plant not one, but several worms, such a bundle looks extremely attractive in the eyes of the fish,
- sometimes worms are cut into small parts, for example, to catch small fish, but this is the worst way, because the worm dies and just hangs on a hook,
- permissible combination of worms with other bait, for example, with corn, pearl barley. The result is a delicious “sandwich”.
Video “Correct nozzle”
This video shows how to plant a worm.
As stated at the beginning of the article, how successful fishing will largely depend on the correct attachment. Fishermen noticed that the main indicator that the worm is threaded correctly is the complete closure of the hook. This rule must be observed if you catch a small fish, the size of which is no more than a palm. When catching a big fish, it is very likely that it will swallow the hook completely and it is unnecessary to close it.
When catching a small fish, you can simply pull the worm through the tip of the hook, and then pull it onto the rest of the hook. For big fish, this approach will be wrong.
The simplest and most well-known way of fitting a nozzle is by stocking. It consists in the fact that the tip of the hook is threaded through the head of the worm. Next, you need to pull it so that its head reaches the beginning of the hook, where it is attached to the fishing line. On many hooks there are notches so that the fish does not have the opportunity to freely pull the worm. When choosing a hook, you need to proceed from the size of the bait. The tail hanging from the hook can be of different lengths. If you catch large fish, then you can leave the tail more authentic. If small, it is better to make it shorter.
In this way, you can wear bait when catching large fish. The worm is pierced by the tip of the hook at the head, then it is pulled by the stocking, in the middle part of the tail the tip is removed, and then it is again inserted into the worm at the very end of the tail.
This method is practiced during spring, pre-spawning fishing. The bait is cut into pieces of two centimeters and is mounted on the hook piece by piece or in two, three or more pieces.
This method is resorted to when catching large fish, such as carp. Worms are planted in a few pieces. The hook is inserted into the middle part.
Secrets of fishing for worms
The worm is an extremely common bait and is very attractive to all types of fish. From afar, the fish smells the worm, and when approaching, it reacts to its movement. Therefore, it is extremely important to be able to and know how to properly attach a living worm to a hook.
- After you strung the worm, dip it in vegetable or hemp oil. For fish, its smell is very attractive. You can also dunk the worm in garlic juice, which will make it frolic behave on the hook.
- It is advisable to catch the worm as close to the bottom as possible. There, his fish will find faster. Near the surface, the fish reacts to the worm only if it moves. For example, if you saw a warming small fish near the surface of the water, then simply swipe the worm, this will be enough to draw attention to the bait.
- From time to time, the nozzle located at the bottom must be tightened. When fishing for a worm, this works well.
- Unfortunately, the worm cannot be on the hook for a long time and must be changed more often, gaining a new one. There is no particular difficulty in fishing for a worm, even a novice angler can handle such bait.
- Carassius is a capricious fish and is caught better on a dung worm. It is better to wear a ring or stocking, but sometimes it is better to bite into pieces or a chewed worm.
- When fishing for carp, it is better to use the following method of stringing worms on a hook. Step back a little from the head and hook under the skin, then pierce the worm body in two or three places, then hide the tip with the help of a ponytail, but at the same time leave a free piece about one centimeter long.
- When fishing for breams, do not use too large bait. Therefore, you need to plant small worms, doing this carefully so that there are no too long tails, and the tip is open.
- For fishing catfish, you need to string several large individuals at once. Need to pierce in the middle part, and cover the tip with the head of the last strung.
We hope this article was useful and you now know how to attach the worm to the hook.