How to Put a Worm on a Gang Hook

How to Put a Worm on a Gang HookThe old days of fishing with a simple hook are long gone, as more and more fishermen switch to advanced types of hooks. A gang hook is a popular alternative to the traditional hook because it increases your chances of catching something. The hook consists of two hooks on the same piece and to put a worm on a gang hook, you need to use both hooks.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Step 1
Find the collar of the worm, which is located on the head. Turn the worm around until you see the back and find the wide piece or band that follows the contours of the worm's head.
Step 2
Slide the worm onto the top hook by pushing the hook through the worm's collar. The top of the hook should stick out of the worm's head, while the body of the hook stays inside the worm.
Step 3
Push the bottom part of the worm through the bottom hook, stopping when the pointed edge of the hook slides inside the body. The worm should have the top hook in its collar and the bottom hook towards its bottom, with the rest of the worm hanging loose. This allows the worm to move slightly when you drop the hook in the water, which attracts certain types of fish.
Step 4
Adjust the worm, letting the middle part of the worm hang in between the two hooks on the gang hook. Basically, the collar of the worm sticks from the top hook, while the rest of the worm hangs free.
Step 5
Pull lightly on the top of the worm and then on the bottom of the worm. Expect the worm to pull away slightly and even wiggle, but still stay on the hook. If the worm falls off, repeat the steps.

Tips & Warnings

Gang hooks are best used in shallow areas with debris, including fallen trees and lily pads. Gang hooks are less likely to catch or snag on the debris, due to its unique shape. Always check the rules of the lake or the surrounding area before using a gang hook. Some areas outlaw the use of this type of hook.

Article Written By Jennifer Eblin

Jennifer Eblin has been a full-time freelance writer since 2006. Her work has appeared on several websites, including Tool Box Tales and Zonder. Eblin received a master's degree in historic preservation from the Savannah College of Art and Design.

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