About 4 years ago I finally got smart and made the switch from waxies to spikes and haven't looked back since. Nothing like not having to rebait your hook after every gill you catch with waxies. Two weeks ago I caught 19 gills, with 13 keepers, and only used 3 spikes the whole night. They are just so much tougher then waxworms. Plus when the action gets hot and heavy, who wants to be threading waxies on after every fish. Not to mention that waxies are twice as expensive.