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#10827967 - 05/08/15 09:13 AM Drop Shot
Bas-ii-tis Offline
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Loc: W.Falls, TX
Your thoughts on this rig?





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#10828076 - 05/08/15 09:51 AM Re: Drop Shot [Re: Bas-ii-tis]
ezbassin Offline
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I like the hooks better on the ones that Carlos Rivera does.

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#10828093 - 05/08/15 09:56 AM Re: Drop Shot [Re: Bas-ii-tis]
Garvin Offline
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Registered: 11/11/14
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Loc: Texas
My initial impression is, lots of extra hardware and extra knots to tie, extra points of failure. I think the effectiveness of the drop shot is supposed to lie in the stealthy minimalism of line, hook, sinker. I would imagine the additional terminal tackle would hinder the subtle action of a finesse bait.
But who knows? It might be as effective or even moreso than the traditional setup. I'm certainly no expert on the subject, just a guy who reads a lot and tries to fish when I can.
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#10828125 - 05/08/15 10:05 AM Re: Drop Shot [Re: Garvin]
Bas-ii-tis Offline
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Loc: W.Falls, TX
Originally Posted By: Garvin
My initial impression is, lots of extra hardware and extra knots to tie, extra points of failure. I think the effectiveness of the drop shot is supposed to lie in the stealthy minimalism of line, hook, sinker. I would imagine the additional terminal tackle would hinder the subtle action of a finesse bait.
But who knows? It might be as effective or even moreso than the traditional setup. I'm certainly no expert on the subject, just a guy who reads a lot and tries to fish when I can.



haha you just like me, I always see something new and wants ppls opinion on it....thanks though for the advice
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#10828128 - 05/08/15 10:05 AM Re: Drop Shot [Re: Bas-ii-tis]
UTDmiller Offline
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I fish a lot of drop shot and will stick to just using line. Yeah you get line twist but it isn't that bad, for me anyways, I retie after a few decent fish if im worried about it
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#10828185 - 05/08/15 10:29 AM Re: Drop Shot [Re: Bas-ii-tis]
JoeyC Offline
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Registered: 03/22/12
Posts: 262
Loc: Grand Prairie
Looks like you only need one knot. The bottom of it has the little pincher just like weight. I tried a rig similar once and the only thing that bothered me was the way the hook sags slightly and doesn't come straight out.

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#10828197 - 05/08/15 10:33 AM Re: Drop Shot [Re: Bas-ii-tis]
balazs Offline
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Registered: 06/23/06
Posts: 477
Loc: Lake Jackson
I don't like having all the extra swivels because they are unnecessary. Also, you have to nose hook which is a disadvantage. I used to nose hook but now I texas rig every time and haven't looked back. The round weights are good for feeling the bottom, the rod shaped ones are good for not getting snagged. Its good to have both.

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#10828317 - 05/08/15 11:15 AM Re: Drop Shot [Re: UTDmiller]
fish 'till I drop Offline
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Registered: 09/20/08
Posts: 1985
Loc: Austin, TX
Originally Posted By: UTDmiller
I fish a lot of drop shot and will stick to just using line. Yeah you get line twist but it isn't that bad, for me anyways, I retie after a few decent fish if im worried about it


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#10828349 - 05/08/15 11:29 AM Re: Drop Shot [Re: Bas-ii-tis]
David Burton Offline
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Registered: 07/14/11
Posts: 1496
Loc: McKinney, TX
I see only one 'knot'. I like it for variable leader length when dialing in bass. I don't like all the metal interfering with the benefit of light lane not affecting natural movement of the plastic.
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#10828927 - 05/08/15 03:29 PM Re: Drop Shot [Re: Bas-ii-tis]
txmasterpo Offline
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Registered: 11/10/12
Posts: 4489
Loc: Emory
I use Carlos' rigs and they are very affective........ No line twist and I Texas rig the bait so I can fish it anywhere......I prefer tungsten skinny weights
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#10828933 - 05/08/15 03:31 PM Re: Drop Shot [Re: Bas-ii-tis]
Donald Harper Offline
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Registered: 01/25/08
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Loc: Justin, TX.
Don't care for all the hardware.
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#10828935 - 05/08/15 03:33 PM Re: Drop Shot [Re: fish 'till I drop]
LoneStarHusker Offline
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Registered: 04/20/10
Posts: 400
Loc: Dallas
Originally Posted By: fish 'till I drop
Originally Posted By: UTDmiller
I fish a lot of drop shot and will stick to just using line. Yeah you get line twist but it isn't that bad, for me anyways, I retie after a few decent fish if im worried about it


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#10829047 - 05/08/15 04:20 PM Re: Drop Shot [Re: Bas-ii-tis]
FMJshooter Offline
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Registered: 06/24/08
Posts: 1390
Loc: Belton, TX
Too much hardware less is more with finesse stuff.

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#10829107 - 05/08/15 04:47 PM Re: Drop Shot [Re: Bas-ii-tis]
Deputy T Offline
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Registered: 08/03/09
Posts: 415
Loc: Quitman, Texas
I have tried them. The hook completely broke in half on maybe a 4 lber. Cheaply built is what I chalked it up to.
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