westy worm workin’ a
by mike Folkestad
Photo Credits - Jody Only
espite their reputations for versatility, with regard to both lure choices and technique, tourna- ment bass fishermen are a trendy lot. true - many of them set trends; but most are also followers of the trends. Because of that, they sometimes don’t experi- ment as much as they can when looking for new baits or methods which might help their overall success. indeed they sometimes won’t switch until someone has whipped them soundly and there is no denying some little wrinkle made the difference. Such might be the case with regard to the Westy Worm.
A rather awkward looking bait, the Westy Worm is actually a jig and a worm with a stinger hook which has gained much notoriety in arizona. The Westy was actually named for its original manufacturer danny Westfall of Phoenix, one of those all-around angler/ instructor/promoter types who believed the types of terrain and circumstances found in his home state deserved an optimum fishing lure. Those circumstances include many of the same ones which exist in a variety of fisheries and include such conditions as relatively barren banks, rock, clear water and heavy fishing pressure. although