It’s used most often with plastic worms and lizards but is also adaptable to other baits, like jerkbaits. Put a conical worm weight on the line first, then attach the hook. Thread the hook point about 1⁄4 inch into the worm’s head and then through the worm’s underside. Slide the worm up the hook shank so it just covers the hook eye. Rotate the hook until it faces upward toward the worm’s body. Grab the worm right behind the hook bend, push its body slightly forward, then bring it back down on the hook point until the point is almost but not quite all the way through the plastic. The bait should now lie straight. I use a 3/0 Gamakatsu offset-shank worm hook for a typical 6- or 7-inch worm, but any similar style is fine.