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#11066702 - 08/27/15 07:57 AM am I the only one?
jwcromer Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 11/18/06
Posts: 2255
Loc: N. Richland Hills,Texas
that does not drop shot

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#11066711 - 08/27/15 08:03 AM Re: am I the only one? [Re: jwcromer]
Space Offline
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Registered: 05/14/10
Posts: 1084
Loc: Space City, USA
I never have. I mostly fish shallow water.

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#11066714 - 08/27/15 08:05 AM Re: am I the only one? [Re: jwcromer]
bigcat85 Offline
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Registered: 07/19/10
Posts: 1786
Loc: dallas, tx
no your not. it is not only a deep water set up. with all the lakes having zebra mussels you will be drop shotting in the next couple of years.

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#11066733 - 08/27/15 08:12 AM Re: am I the only one? [Re: bigcat85]
Chris_K Online   content
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Registered: 01/14/15
Posts: 928
Loc: TX
Originally Posted By: bigcat85
no your not. it is not only a deep water set up. with all the lakes having zebra mussels you will be drop shotting in the next couple of years.
Why?

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#11066751 - 08/27/15 08:26 AM Re: am I the only one? [Re: jwcromer]
Transplant Offline
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Registered: 07/23/07
Posts: 932
Loc: Cedar City, Utah
Didn't when I lived in Texas..........but here in SW Utah it's what I do 50-75% of the time. Of course I'm fishing in 30-45'of clear water!
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#11066878 - 08/27/15 09:26 AM Re: am I the only one? [Re: jwcromer]
Bissett Offline
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Registered: 07/09/13
Posts: 4076
Loc: Broken Arrow, OK
I have not. But I have a feeling I'm gonna have one tied on this weekend
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#11066902 - 08/27/15 09:34 AM Re: am I the only one? [Re: jwcromer]
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Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 2115
Loc: Arlington
Not me either

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#11066907 - 08/27/15 09:37 AM Re: am I the only one? [Re: jwcromer]
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Registered: 10/25/00
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Loc: Hewitt,Texas
I don't use one
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#11066914 - 08/27/15 09:41 AM Re: am I the only one? [Re: jwcromer]
Chad Miller Offline
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Registered: 07/20/05
Posts: 4529
Loc: New Braunfels, Tx
i never owned a spinning rod until 2 years ago. Now, its in my hand any time the bite slows. I do everything from deep rocks to pitching it in the shallows.
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#11066919 - 08/27/15 09:43 AM Re: am I the only one? [Re: jwcromer]
UTDmiller Online   content
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Registered: 10/01/13
Posts: 1699
Not the biggest fan of drop shot, but I have caught more fish on it than id like to admit. Most of them aren't keepers
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#11066950 - 08/27/15 10:02 AM Re: am I the only one? [Re: jwcromer]
InTheClear Online   content
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Registered: 09/28/12
Posts: 1283
Loc: Southwest Texas
What is frustrating to me is....the slack line that is on the weight end of the line gets tangled around every other rod on my deck when running down the lake. So, I hide that rod in the rod box and it does it there too! So unless I've given up on all other options I never pick the SOB up if i don't have to.

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#11066963 - 08/27/15 10:13 AM Re: am I the only one? [Re: jwcromer]
kirbydog Online   content
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Registered: 02/18/06
Posts: 645
Loc: Colorado/Conroe
A rubber band around the handle of the rod securing the weight works for me. Gotta love a cheap fix.
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#11066969 - 08/27/15 10:18 AM Re: am I the only one? [Re: jwcromer]
ogles824 (aka Lakewaydr50) Offline
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Registered: 12/11/05
Posts: 2398
Loc: NETX
I've never had the opportunity to do this technique but have done a butt load of finesse fishing using 4 inch plastics, size 1 fine wire offset hooks, and 1/16 oz weight Texas rigged on 8 pound line and spinning tackle. This drop shot deal has got to real similar especially in the bite to catch ratio. With the finesse set up my bite to catch ratio is nearly 100%, basically the set up I use if they touch it they are coming to the boat. Compare that to a 50 to 60% bite to catch ratio using bait cast gear Texas rigging 6 inch or larger plastics on 2/0 or better hooks with 1/8 oz. or better weight out front on 14 pound line, I'd rather be boating all the fish that show interest in my presentation and yes I will be drop shotting, Already bought a rig just for that..........
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#11066978 - 08/27/15 10:21 AM Re: am I the only one? [Re: jwcromer]
RangerBass21 Offline
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Registered: 01/09/15
Posts: 2210
Loc: Plano
Take the tag line and wrap it around your rod, won't get tangled
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#11066997 - 08/27/15 10:30 AM Re: am I the only one? [Re: jwcromer]
TXBeerHunter Offline
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Registered: 05/01/10
Posts: 359
I fish drop shot on a baitcaster and tuck the weight between the tension knob and the cranking handle. I wouldn't mind a spinning rig set up, but I can't see the fish know what kind of rod and reel I am holding at the other end, and I certainly don't need another dang rod and reel combo.
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