I use these long-shank worm hooks for hooking live blood and lug worms, squid strips and ghost shrimp. To correctly hook the worm first insert the hook into the center of the worm's head (between the pinchers). Feed the worm up the hook being sure to pull the hook end through the middle of the worm. Try not to puncture the sides of the worm. Carefully, pull the worm over the hook eye and up the line. Leave a 2 or 3 inch piece below the hook by puncturing the sharp end thorough the worm's body. Make sure the worm lies flat on the line and hook so it doesn't spin as you slowly retreive it along the ocean bottom.For ghost shrimp turn the shrimp over on itís back. Feed the hook up the inside of the body starting at the tail. Exit the hook between the shrimpís legs. This holds the shrimp firmly on the hook and makes for a natural presentation.