Step 1: Wacky Rig
The wacky rig is a somewhat new pro trick that involves a weightless circle hook and a 5-7" Senko style worm.
1. fold a standard senko in half
2.push the point of the hook through the middle of the senko
3.slide the senko up on the bottom the shank ( straight part)
4. If extra weight is needed two headless screw can be put into the ends of the worm
The wacky worm should be fished slowly across light cover with a jerky twitchy movement. You should use a Medium-heavy rod with 12-17 lb test. Mono-filament or braided line work best in murky waters, but fleurocarbon should be used in crystal clear water.
Step 2: The "New York Rig"
The new york rig was actually invented by me. One problem i always seemed to have was that flat finesse worms were impossible to hook weedless. After some experimenting, tearing apart worms and catching bass i came up with a new solution that still covers the hook point in the thinnest worms.
1.get a long, thin worm hook
2. slide the point through the head of the worm
3. slide the worm head over the eye of the hook and barely over the knot
4. allow the hook to stand perfectly vertical and gently slide the point straight up the worm instead of traditionally sideways
5. attach 2-3 split shot sinkers 3-4 feet above the worm head( DO NOT USE A BULLET SINKER. IT TEARS THE WORM IN HALF)
Because it is a finesse worm rigged in a weedless manner this can be used in much heavier cover in deeper water than most finesse worms. You have to experiment with the speeds but most of the time it should be slow and jerky.