Wacky worms are also referred to as stick worms, pencil worms or straight worms. There are some straight worms that are made for finesse fishing with a drop shot rig, but this page is for wacky worms that were made for fishing wacky style. The “Senko” got it all started and now most of the major soft plastic bait manufacturers have their version of a senko. These worms will catch more than bass, but most anglers only use them specifically for largemouth and smallmouth bass. This is one of the best worms ever made for fishing weightless.
Rod, Reel & Line
It depends if you are fishing around cover or not. If you are fishing a rocky drop-off for smallmouth bass in very clear water, you may be using 6 pound line on an ultra-light spinning combo. If you are fishing around wood for largemouth bass, you could easily be using 20 to 30 pound line with a heavy action baitcaster. The situation dictates it and you will definitely bounce from lighter gear and heavier gear depending on what you are targeting.