Texas rigging a senko is another popular way of fishing with senkos. This is a rig that can be fished in all types of conditions. It is equally as effective in shallow waters as it is in the deeper spots. The Texas rig allows you to fish ‘weedless’. Which basically means you can fish this rig in grassy or weedy areas without getting snagged up all the time.
To set up a Texas rigged senko you will need a decent off set hook such as a VMC or a gamakatsu. There are plenty more available but these are my tried and tested ‘go to’ hooks. You will obviously need your senko worm, and I prefer to put a small bullet weight on as well. If you want the added bonus of a bit of noise then you could also attach a small bead to hit against the weight.
Firstly slide your bullet weight up your line followed by your bead, if you have one.
Next tie your offset hook to the end of your line. I like to use a Uni knot but you can use any knot you’ve got confidence in. The main things here are to just make sure the bead and the weight can move freely up and down your line and the knot is strong enough.
Now you want to hook the worm through the nose and slide it on about an inch, and thread it all the way up to the off set part up near the eye of the hook. When you have done this turn the hook so it is pointing the worm. Crimp your worm up just a little towards the eye and pierce the hook into the bait.
I personally like to have the hook come all the way through and sit parallel with the worm. I find the hook up rate is a lot better than leaving the hook inside the worm like some people prefer.
And that is the Texas rigged senko. I have added a video to make it easier to understand.