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Patent Number: 2017/0254353 A1

The Hookworm works the same as the Tarpworm, but the convenient hook means you can remove your tie-outs and simply hook them to the  a 3/32 shock cord loop on your tie-out points.  They work best with 3/32 shock cord and they have just the right amont of click to make sure they are secured, yet they are easy enough to put on and take off.

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Patent Number: 2017/0254353 A1

The Hookworm works the same as the Tarpworm, but the convenient hook means you can remove your tie-outs and simply hook them to the  a 3/32 shock cord loop on your tie-out points.  They work best with 3/32 shock cord and they have just the right amont of click to make sure they are secured, yet they are easy enough to put on and take off.  The hook can be opened up slightly to accept 1/8th shock cord. You have the option of getting them with or without 6 foot of Zing-It!™ or Lash-It!™.  The Zing-It!™ or Lash-It!™ will have a loop on one end and a bury on the other end so they can’t be removed from the Hookworm.  Made by Dutchware and of course, Made in the USA.

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Weight 0.86 g
SKU MUS066.11

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  1. paydnaugustine

    5 out of 5 Great product with plenty of versatility

    paydnaugustine (verified owner)

    I use these on my WB Superfly and love them. They make it very easy to get a tarp tied out fast without having to do much tensioning or knot tying. I used to have the Relfect-It as my guyline but I’ve switched to reflective Dutchwire, which I like more simply because it’s more vibrant in low-light conditions and works just fine.

    The loop takes a bit of practice to get used to but once you’ve got it memorized it wraps around easily.

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  2. Question

    Dan Kett

    Hi Dutch, what diameter guy line is recommended for use with these? Will they work with 3/32″ / 2mm reflective guy line from hammock gear? Thanks!

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  3. joeraska15

    5 out of 5 Wow!

    joeraska15 (verified owner)

    Great invention. This little guy has saved me from so many knotted cords and pain while setting up in the dark. I came back for more!

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  4. aaronzott

    5 out of 5 Worked perfect for my guylines

    aaronzott (verified owner)

    Ordered 4 hookworms with reflect-it and shock cord loops and used this with my Warbonnet Minifly during a trip to the BWCA (along with tarp flyz / zing-it for the ridgeline). Setup was stupid easy and fast. One end of the 6ft length of reflect-it is a loop so I put that over my stakes (type of stakes with a lip for something like this), hooked the hookworm to the shock cord loops on the corners of the tarp, adjusted til tight, and make those quick little loops over the hookworm tail to lock it in place. Kind of crazy how simple this is and how effective it was. If you use rocks instead of stakes you’d probably want to make longer lengths of reflect-it for your guylines.

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  5. eric.fussell

    5 out of 5 No more knots!

    eric.fussell (verified owner)

    Ok fine, I never tied knots anyways because I have never owned a hammock before this one… But I’m sure it doesn’t get easier than this. It is stupid simple to set up and holds super strong. Taking down the lines are even easier, and it is darn near impossible to loose your stakes when they are tied to a reflective line. If you are like me and want life to be as streamlined as possible, go with these guys.

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  6. llmardock

    5 out of 5 Hookworms with Reflect It and shock cord

    llmardock (verified owner)

    I ordered 4 hookworms with shock cord loops and Reflect It. I haven’t used them yet, but I will be out there soon. I can see how easy it will be to set the GuyLines on my tarp. I’m very grateful for the video help! I’m new at this and can’t wait to get started!

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  7. Question

    steven.brindle (verified owner)

    I’ve got 1/8 shockcord tie outs on my tarp. Will the hook worms hook on the 1/8 shorckcord?

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  8. kimberleymiller66

    5 out of 5 Excellent!

    kimberleymiller66 (verified owner)

    The hookworms have made my life easier!! I hate trying to tie knots. I recently bought some for myself and loved them so much I sent some to my son for his birthday…. He loves them too!! Great customer service. Fast shipping, and a hand drawn birthday cake on the invoice for my son. Thanks Dutch!!

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  9. Question

    jstevensen (verified owner)

    To reduce the amount of stretch, I was wondering if you could comment on any disadvantages of replacing the shock cord loops with zing-it loops instead. The hooks seem to hold on to zing-it just fine.

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    • One person found this helpful
      DutchWare Gear

      Admin DutchWare Gear

      That will work if that is what you prefer, sometimes its a matter of personal preference. We have just found this to be a good system.

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  10. kovmike

    5 out of 5 Hookworms Will Grow on You

    kovmike (verified owner)

    When I first received my hookworms, I was a little disappointed to see that they were designed to easily hook onto 3/32 shock cord and not just any size. I had plenty of larger diameter shock cord on hand but the worms wouldn’t work with it. So, after ordering some 3/32 cord, using it I attached some 5 in. loops to my tarp tie out points. Then I rigged some 6-7 ft guy lines using 1.75 reflective cord, slid a hookworm on ea. line, tied a knot to prevent hookworm from sliding off and proceeded to permanently secure the other end of line to my tent stakes. I then melted the cord ends to prevent fraying and was now ready to try out the hook worms on my tarp guy outs. Boy, do these little light weight but strong devices ever make staking the tarp out a quick and easy process. I have shock cord permanently attached to my tarp doors and they hook right onto the hookworms, as well. I like this system better than using the tarp worms permanently attached to guy outs on tarp, eliminating possibility of metal possibly damaging tarp when compressing into tarp stuff sack for storage. Plus, you have the added advantage of being easily able to locate your stakes with the permanent guy line attached to them. I cannot overemphasize how easy these hookworms are to use, eliminating any need to tie a knot each time you set up your tarp, tent, or whatever. Just attach your hookworm to your shock cord, adjust the tension on the guy line and make a simple back loop to secure in place. So very easy. I am so glad that I found these time saving devices. I only wish that I had invented them. Just buy some. You won’t be sorry you did.

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  11. Question

    Admin DaveElkins

    How many feet of cord comes with the precut reflect it option?

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      It comes with 6 feet. If you would like a different length though, we will be happy to accommodate you.

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  12. Question

    kovmike (verified owner)

    How long do you make your shock cord loops that you’ve tied to your tie out points to accommodate your hook worms?? Just looking at your video, they appear to be about 4-5 in loops.

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    • 2 out of 2 people found this helpful
      DutchWare Gear

      Admin DutchWare Gear

      We cut 10″ sections of shock cord and then tie them into a loop

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  13. Question

    grumpumpel

    Are these made from titanium or aluminum?

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    • Carolyn Palmer

      Admin Carolyn Palmer

      They are made from aluminum

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  14. Rachel

    5 out of 5

    Rachel (verified owner)

    Too easy:)

    I got these to go with a new tarp. I like keeping the tie-outs tied to the stakes (cause I got fancy stakes and I don’t want to lose them) and these work perfectly that way. I find them super easy to set up, and since they are hooked to shock cord you can’t go wrong taking them off- if the loop won’t release you just unhook from the shock cord and with the tension off, there’s no issue.

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  15. Steve

    5 out of 5

    Steve (verified owner)

    Hookworms are making my camping life easier.

    As a scouter (adult Boyscout leader) I’m versed in my knots, but when it’s raining and/or freezing my fingers just don’t want to tie my beloved taut line hitch; I want my tarp set up quickly so I can get into my hammock and my warm/dry sleeping bag. With Hookworms, as with Dutch’s other hardware, I can set up quickly and easily. Although I like the Fleaz a little bit better for their ease of use, I chose the Hookworms for my tarp tie-outs; mostly because they were cheaper ($2.40 versus $4.85)… and I needed 10 of them for my large tarp. And, really, they’re both easy to use. One of them is 9/10 ‘easy’ while the other is 10/10 ‘easy’. I recently found myself in a vigorous wind and rain-storm and not one of the Hookworms worked loose. I think this is in large part because the Hookworms attach to the tarp via a loop of shock cord, to maintain tension. So far I have experience with Dutch Hooks, Wasps, Tarpworms, Hookworms, and Fleaz, and recommend them all.

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  16. Jaspor

    5 out of 5

    Jaspor (verified owner)

    Great for tarp guylines

    I use 6 of these as guy lines to attach my tarp and tarp doors to the stakes. The are really easy to adjust and the shock cord really helps create a tight pitch!

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  17. Andy

    5 out of 5

    Andy (verified owner)

    Perfect

    Love these. Rigging all my tarps with them. I love leaving my lines attached to my stakes.

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  18. Ginger

    5 out of 5

    Ginger (verified owner)

    I love these!

    These are perfect for those of us that don’t like tying knots. I can leave my guylines on my stakes too, so nothing gets lost.

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  19. Charles

    5 out of 5

    Charles (verified owner)

    Baught theses on a whim, now they are all I use, love them!

    In search for easy tie outs for my tarp stakes found these, search over. Works fantastic, could not be more pleased.

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  20. stevemax1200

    5 out of 5 Works great!

    stevemax1200 (verified owner)

    Makes setting up my tarp a lot easier. I ordered these with the added shock cord and with gray lash it. Couldn’t be happier. The guy lines even came with a loop for the stakes.

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