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Posted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 10:31 am
by rabbi2
I cant for the life of me understand what all the fuss is about. Flamming Horseflys give you a bigger bite and some in awkward places lol. If your frightend of the bite, DON'T USE EM!!!!! >:) >:) >:) >:) >:)

Posted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 10:40 am
by oggy_chomper
Grab head thread in hook, pierce body with hook a couple of times while threading through to release juices...

Posted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 7:01 pm
by Welchy
Can't believe all the fuss, even some women at my knitting class have more balls lol =)) =)) =))

Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 12:57 pm
by thebiga
not the ones from redcar angling center left the baiting needle in the bait tub while i did some else just for 2 secs went too pick it back up again and there was three worms gripped to the needle LOL

ps they also nip each other four stuck together

Posted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 2:58 pm
by night-fisher
Why not try Lug instead. I have caught more on lug than i have Rag and they don't have an attitude and if presented on the hook properly they give just as good a scent trail. Try lug tipped with white rag.

Tight lines

Posted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 9:32 pm
by cookiemonster
the only problem with hooking the body in several places oggy is that they have the ability to lose part of their tails, so they have a tendency to just let that bit fall off.

is it just me???

Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 6:55 pm
by essexkenny
Does anybody else find....
That if you try to hook a ragworm through an inch of its body so that it can wriggle away to its hearts content when in the water and attract a nice bass or cod, that the worm just falls in half in your hands????
Or is it just me

Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 9:36 pm
by cookiemonster
Thats is a big problem with the ragworm as it is due to the fact that they have segmented bodies so as a natural defence they can discard a certain proportion of their bodies to get away from an attacker. Quite a few animals in nature have this most basic of defensive modes.

Posted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 3:22 pm
by Happycat
Hi all, I remeber digging a 2ft King rag once. My Dad the wuss cut it's head off. Hee soon regretted doing this when next time he went to bait up another by putting the head back into the remaining rag he came back out with this monster head and nippers embeded into his thumb. Did he have a few choice words to say as it hurt like hell and drew plenty of blood.

Needless to say I laughed my head off. (i you'll parden the punn).

Posted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 7:33 pm
by AH
He's a story for you - This guy I know swears he witnessed a Seagull being sucked under by a monster King Ragworm when digging bait. The same guy recalled a funny story about a Lobster. Apparently he'd caught this enormous Lobster and dropped it into a big pan of boiling water and left the kitchen to answer the phone. On returning to the kitchen a couple of minutes later he was astonished to find the Lobster's claw firmly on the gas knob and the gas turned-off.