How to Tie Fishing Knots with Worm Gangs

How to Tie Fishing Knots with Worm Gangs
Rigging a line with gang hooks is a good method for presenting worms in a natural manner when attempting to attract fish. A worm rigged with gang hooks appears more natural in the water, as it will be stretched out rather than curled up around a hook. Tying gang hooks is more easily accomplished when tying on a rig that is then attached to the main fishing line. Using a length of fishing line and a few simple knots, worm gang hooks can be easily tied.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Fishing line
  • Scissors
  • #8 or smaller circle hooks
Step 1
Cut a 2-foot length of line from the end of your main fishing line with a pair of scissors. This length of line will be used to tie the worm gang hook rig.
Step 2
Feed one end of the 2-foot length of line--the working end--through the eye of a hook for several inches so it exits on the point side of the hook. The working end refers to the end of the line you'll be working with.
Step 3
Position the hook 8 to 10 inches from the end of the line. Snell the hook with a uni knot by holding the line in place against the shank of the hook, then double the working end of the line back toward the eye of the hook to form a loop along the side of the hook.
Step 4
Wrap the working end of the line around the shank and line, passing it through the loop four times. Moisten the knot with water or saliva and pull the knot tight by pulling both ends of the line.
Step 5
Slide a second hook on the the line below the one you just tied so the bend is pointing in the same direction. Position the hook so it is 3 to 4 inches below the first hook. Repeat the process for snelling the second hook with a uni knot by following the steps used with the first hook. Trim excess line from the working end of the line with scissors when the knot is securely tied.
Step 6
Tie a surgeon's end loop 6 to 8 inches above the first hook for attaching to the main line. You now have only one working end of the line available. Turn the end of the line down to form a loop in the end and a doubled line. Hold the doubled line in one hand and the loop in the other. Form an overhand knot and pass the loop through two times. Pull the knot tight, adjusting the size of the loop as you go.

Article Written By Keith Dooley

Keith Dooley has a degree in outdoor education and sports management. He has worked as an assistant athletic director, head coach and assistant coach in various sports including football, softball and golf. Dooley has worked for various websites in the past, contributing instructional articles on a wide variety of topics.

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