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SA.GI.P Wax Worms

Dear fisherman,
First and foremost, congratulations on the choice you have made!

By choosing SA.GI.P. baits, you have shown that you know how to choose the best.
In fact, by using our larvae, you will be able to fish with specific baits that have been conceived and tested by Trout Fishing Champions, who are members of the company technical staff.
To reward your choice, as well as to favor product use in order to obtain the best results for you, we have prepared this manual for you, including detailed information and useful tips, so that you can get to know SA.GI.P. Wax Worms in depth, and thus enhance your sports day.

SA.GI.P. Management

Clearly effective, SA.GI.P. worms are strongly recommended for lake and stream trout fishing. These high-grade and significantly effective baits are particularly appreciated due to their bright, strong and firm tissues. These characteristics are obtained by controlling each phase of the reproduction/growing process, and ensured by the special diet used during breeding. Thanks to these distinctive features- strong and firm tissues-, baiting is quick and long-lasting at the same time, highly resistant at line casting and pulling, and during the rotation generated by the angler (see page 4). SA.GI.P. worms are manufactured in different sizes, so as to take full advantage of each type of baiting.

SA.GI.P. wax worms are reared on 100% natural diets:

for this reason, it is a product that respects the environment and the health of human beings.

Living baits diet

At the time our baits are marketed, they have completed their development and do not require any further nourishment.

Preservation

In order to obtain the best baiting, living larvae must be preserved in the best way. Therefore, SA.GI.P. baits are sold in ventilated boxes; by using the original package for optimal preservation, you just need to check the ambient temperature where they are stored. In cells. For preservation it is recommended that the product be stored at temperatures between +8° and 15° centigrade. For best maintenance, the humidity level should be minimal. In this respect, it is recommended to have a small extraction fan in the cell that makes it possible to change the air a few times a day. It is enough 10 minutes for 5 time a day. In order to avoid the creation of spots and the possible death of certain worms, abrupt upward changes in temperature should be avoided. In optimal preservation conditions, the worms 
remain in good condition for 25-30 days.

While fishing.

Take into account that the external temperature must not exceed 30 degrees centigrade or drop below 0 degrees (do not freeze). At these temperatures, the bait will be preserved for an entire day of fishing.
While fishing, in order to maintain the temperature within the values given above, the use of thermal membranes or hand-warmer packets is recommended, in the event of extremely harsh temperatures. Keep the worms in the shade in the event of particularly hot conditions.

At home

The remaining baits must be preserved at a temperature between +3° and 15° centigrade. Remember that when the larvae have been stored in a cold place, they seem dead. In this case it is necessary to warm them slightly and gradually, avoiding sudden changes in the temperature. Shortly they will become firm and lively as before, in order to favour your fishing action that otherwise would be damaged.
In any case, for an optimal preservation of living larvae, it is important to store them in a fresh room, with very low humidity, and to keep them clean: thus, throw away any dead baits you may find in the packages. In this way, you will extend the life of living baits.

How to bait a hook using a worm: general rules

If we look at a living larva, we can see that it only moves forwards, but never backwards, like crayfish. Therefore, in order to quickly know which tip of the larva should be hooked first, take into account that the head is on the end that moves forward, and the tail is on the opposite end.
The mouth is in the head- it looks like a black dot, and is made up of two highly muscular jaws. The hole located at the opposite end is the anus.
When baiting a worm by the head, the ideal thing is threading it with precision between the jaws, that is, centering the black dot. On the other hand, if the worm is baited by the tail, it is important to center the anus. In this way, the bait will hold better when fishing, and we will obtain an optimal rotation. To center these openings, the secret is to press the bait slightly, holding it with your fingers. In addition, for the hook to come out at the belly of the insect, it is always necessary to take it out between the legs, where the skin is thicker and more resistant.

The right way of baiting

In general, thin iron hooks are preferable, so as not to lacerate excessively the bait skin. Then, for each type of baiting, a specific hook size is recommended. In any case, in order to bait the worm, hold the hook firmly between your thumb and forefinger, at the height of the palette, with the end firm and slightly tightened inside the palm of your hand. Hold bait with thumb, forefinger and middle finger of your other hand, pressing slightly the point at which you want to thread the hook. In order to obtain a good rotation of the bait and good baiting resistance, pay the utmost attention to the hook entry point: whether it is the head or the tail.

The importance of rotation

Bait rotation means that when you pull the line, the bait must turn on its own axis, propagating very intense waves in water. Trout perceive these vibrations produced in the water through their sense organs, and their predatory instinct to attack the bait is stimulated. For such purpose, the baiting method, larva weight and the tissue consistency are key factors: SA.GI.P. larvae have been conceived to favour an efficient “rotation” performance, which contributes to the best result.