Smaller Bloodworms-Solutions/ideas for effective use?
Smaller bloodworms need a thinner hook and hook eye in order to thread them up over hook and onto line so you can fit enough on to make a decent sized bait-can anyone recommend a strong thinner wire hook suitable for the smaller bloodworms that seem to be what's available at most baitshops upstate? Maybe I'll travel down to Jack's Bait in City Island before next weekend and pick up some bigguns, but I gotta use what's available now.
Also, what do you guys think about a "hair-rig"-type approach to this issue, like carp fishermen use-a short piece of line attached to a larger hook, with the bloodworm threaded onto that-maybe a smaller hook-size 4 or so-on the end of the short line to hold bait on?
Figured the collective brainpower of this site might offer some unique approaches and points of view regarding this frustratingly common problem!