any polychaete worm of the genus Nereis, living chiefly in burrows in sand or mud and having a flattened body with a row of fleshy parapodia along each sideUS name: clamworm
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The Ragworm is another species that is highly valued as bait.The Sea Shore
William S. Furneaux
Smelts are best fished for with tiny hooks tied on fine gut and baited with fragments of shrimp, ragworm, and other delicacies.