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    Default Best way to rig single hook wiggle wart?

    I just bought a bunch of wiggle warts, and am trying to rig them up with single hooks. What area is best to attach the hook to, the front or back loop? Also do you guys use chains with your hooks? I have seen people using the bead chains with the hooks, and some guys just using a barrel swivel. Just wonding if it's better to use these instead of hooking to a split ring?

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    The back loop is the place you want it. As far as how you connect it I really think that is personal preference. I use snap rings or swivels.
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    You can also use a short ~1.5" length of bead chain off of the front loop and a single siwash hook. That is how I've done it in the past and it has worked fine for me.

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    Thanks, I think I am going to try both and see what happens!
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    FishnPhysician posted a pretty good picture

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    I fish 'Hot Shots" alot. During single hook periods I use a single split ring on the rear of lure with (single) hook point "UP". It reduces the lure from hooking bottom, bottom debris, and fouls way less from passing debris (weeds, sticks, etc.). Hooking fish ratio is as good as trebles. I've tried the swivel thing. Not desirable in my opinion. Hot Shots (30's and 35's) have a hook ring at the rear of the plug. So the hook is in the perfect spot with just one split ring. Some of the other plugs have the attachmt ring farther under the plug. On some of those I've used multiple split rings to achieve the length needed. However, I have found the Hot Shots the go to for me now. (I use them behind my sideplaners for the river kings.) Don't know why the bank fishers on the Kenai River havent gone to this method. Seems it would be the ticket. Maybe I;m missing something.
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    I have tried the sideplaners fromt the bank before (although not on the kenai) but I just had a lot of problems getting them to work correctly. I am still experimenting with it, and trying to perfect a technique. When I do, I hope it brings in more fish.
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    Yeah, I hear ya. I took a bit of experimenting. That why I use the 'hot shots'. Seems they have about the right 'pulll' on the plug for the currents I usually fish. U may note that some, like the k-15's really grab the water. That really pulls the planer downstream farther. I have used the Wiggle warts successfully, tho. It does take some experimentation for what waters (current) and depth settings to get optimum usage. I know when we get to the fishing hole, a guy doesnt want to be dinking around with experimenting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bairdi View Post
    You can also use a short ~1.5" length of bead chain off of the front loop and a single siwash hook. That is how I've done it in the past and it has worked fine for me.
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