The Best Way To Present Live Worms While Fishing

Do you give any thought to the way that you present your live worms while fishing? Or do you just “thread” a worm onto a hook and call it good? You know, this is good and a few fish can be caught in this manner, hell “threading” a live worm onto a hook is supposed to be the way to fish with a worm, right? Well, in my humble opinion, no it’s not the way to fish with a worm. To me, fishing with live worms is as much an “art form” as any other type of angling has ever been purported to be, but it needs to be done properly. To me, fishing with live worms does not involve “threading” a worm onto a hook, like some sort of amateur.

Over twenty years ago my fishing mentor taught me the best way that I’ve ever seen to present live worms while fishing. I’ve been using this same method for over twenty years with great success. That method is called a set of gang hooks. What’s a set of gang hooks, you ask? Well, at set of gang hooks is simply a pair of small hooks (size 6, 8, or 10) tied in tandem, thus enabling live worms to be presented outstretched, the way God intended worms to look. Gang hooks are attached to your line with a small barrel swivel, to prevent line twist, and are weighted down using either egg sinkers (for bottom fishing in lakes) or split shot sinkers (for fishing in the flowing waters of rivers or streams).

Gang hooks can be tied yourself (with a little knot research) or they can be purchased tied and ready to fish, the choice is yours. Where you get them is of little importance. What’s important is that you give them a shot, and find out for yourself, that my fishing mentor was a genius and discovered the best way to present live worms while fishing. Once you use a set of gang hooks to present live worms just once, you’ll never again fish with live worms with just a single hook, I promise you.

Trevor Kugler is co-founder of and an avid angler. He has more than 20 years experience fishing for all types of fish, and 15 years of business and internet experience. He currently raises his three year old daughter in the heart of trout fishing country¬Ö..Montana!