How to Rig a Wacky-Rigger Worm on a Drop Shot

Wacky worm rigged on a drop-shot weight

Make rigging a Wacky Stik-O worm easy in these 3 easy steps.  

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Step 1. Tie on a fishing hook

Step 1- Tie on a wide-gap, short-shank hook


Step 1. Tie on a #1 - #4 wide-gap, short-shank fishing hook with a palomar knot with the hook’s point facing up. Your tag end should be between 10"-18" depending on water depth and clarity.

fishermans knot
Tie a Fisherman's Knot: Lay the ends of two lines parallel to each other. Coil the free end of one rope twice around the second rope and pass it back through the inside of the coils.





Step 2. Tie on a drop-shot weight

Step 2. Tie on a drop-shot weight

Fishermans knot
Tie a Fisherman's Knot: Repeat with second rope Double Fishermans knot-pull free ends [Click and drag to move] in opposite direction . Pull free ends to tighten knots, then standing lines to slide knots



Tie on a drop-shot weight using a fisherman's knot. The weight should be just enough to get your bait on bottom, and feel it while shaking your wacky rig. The weight to use is usually between 1⁄4 – 3⁄8 oz.

Step 3. Thread the hook

Thread the hook through the worm’s center.


Insert fishing hook through the worm's center. Make sure the barb comes completely through with the bait still sitting inside the hook’s bend.