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#11130450 - 09/27/15 10:32 AM Drop shot set up
Justin25141 Offline
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Registered: 02/15/15
Posts: 62
Loc: McKinney. TX
What do you have for a drop shot set-up for bass? I'd like get one soon but didn't know if it's worth it with the up coming cold months. Just like to get some ideas, I'm not going to spend over $150 on this set-up. Thanks!!

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#11130497 - 09/27/15 11:03 AM Re: Drop shot set up [Re: Justin25141]
Brad R Online   content
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Registered: 03/09/15
Posts: 792
Loc: Texas
Justin, I was just getting ready to post my drop shot results from yesterday's fishing. Look for my post.

The drop shot is a year-round technique, best at times and always at least good. You'll likely want to target more active fish with some other techniques.

For the rod, anything in the 6'9" to 7' length seems to be most popular. And medium to medium heavy, fast tip. There are specialty rods. I use a St. Croix 7' spinning rod, med/fast.

For a reel, almost everyone uses spinning gear, Something in the 2000 to 2500 size is usually deemed best. There are some really good Shimanos in the right price range. I use a more expensive Shimano Stradic CI4+ 2500 series.

For line, most will either throw straight fluoro, yuck, or braid with a fluoro leader. I use a mono backer to Sufix 832 braid mainline, then about 6' of Seaguar Invisx in 8lbs. To get more bites, some pros even drop to 6 lbs. test.

For hooks, use the ones KVD and Martens recommend with a wider spacing. And, I use cylinder weights with cinch clips around 1/4 oz.

Best bait? Roboworms, 4.5", almost any color.


Yes, you can fish a power version of the drop shot sizing up everything but 90% of the time it is a finesse presentation.

Brad

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#11130953 - 09/27/15 01:44 PM Re: Drop shot set up [Re: Justin25141]
Justin25141 Offline
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Registered: 02/15/15
Posts: 62
Loc: McKinney. TX
Brad thank you for all the info this should help. I'll look for the post!!

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#11131503 - 09/27/15 06:51 PM Re: Drop shot set up [Re: Justin25141]
Mark Ray Offline
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The Denali J2 drop shot spinning rod paired with a Pflueger Trion Spinning Reel makes a great drop shot rig and comes in right under your price limit.
Hi Seas fluro 8# test. VMC Drop shot hooks. Mojo pineapple weights. Zoom Tiny Fluke.
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#11132118 - 09/28/15 07:35 AM Re: Drop shot set up [Re: Justin25141]
addicted Offline
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Registered: 04/07/09
Posts: 102
Justin - They were just talking about this in the Bass section.

http://texasfishingforum.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/11117056/1

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#11132445 - 09/28/15 10:26 AM Re: Drop shot set up [Re: Justin25141]
bert Offline
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Registered: 07/20/01
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Loc: Garland, TX, USA
I do pretty much the same as Brad but I use a shimano terramar inshore 7'6" and a shimano sarus 3000 20lb power pro main with an 8lb flouro leader. Only thing I am going to add if the bite is tough try hooking the worm wacky style.
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#11132978 - 09/28/15 01:50 PM Re: Drop shot set up [Re: Justin25141]
Brad R Online   content
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Bert, I need to try a wacky rigged drop shot!

So far, all I have ever done, with rare exception, is a nose hook with the point just protruding through the tip end. I don't pass the hook too far down in the plastic either as I want to leave room for the worm to scrunch up under a bite.

My hook up ratios really improved over the summer from about 3 out of 10 early on, to 8 or 9 out of 10 now. Much better.

Anyway, I've got to get over my issues with wacky rigging because I know sometimes that is the way the fish want it.

Who am I to argue?

Brad

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#11133030 - 09/28/15 02:16 PM Re: Drop shot set up [Re: Justin25141]
G Love Offline
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Registered: 06/03/10
Posts: 1653
Loc: Weatherford, TX
I use my 7'6" Falcon Coastal. It's a light action with a fast tip. It feels like a medium/light to me. I use it with 20# Super Slick 8 with 8# leader also. I like the Senko for it. Wacky is awesome. Idk know what other plastics to really try, finesse worms?
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#11133100 - 09/28/15 02:46 PM Re: Drop shot set up [Re: Justin25141]
bert Offline
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Registered: 07/20/01
Posts: 2141
Loc: Garland, TX, USA
Try a whacky zoom fat albert grub some time, don't know what it resembles but some times they nearly pull the rod out of your hand...
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#11133215 - 09/28/15 03:30 PM Re: Drop shot set up [Re: Justin25141]
G Love Offline
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Registered: 06/03/10
Posts: 1653
Loc: Weatherford, TX
Def will try it!
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#11133595 - 09/28/15 06:10 PM Re: Drop shot set up [Re: Justin25141]
Mark Ray Offline
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Registered: 05/06/10
Posts: 14419
Loc: Arlington, TX
zoom fat albert grubs are my number one go to bait, but I have never tried to wacky rig one. I am gonna have to give that a try...
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#11140870 - 10/02/15 06:57 AM Re: Drop shot set up [Re: Justin25141]
Justin25141 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 02/15/15
Posts: 62
Loc: McKinney. TX
Thank you everyone for the great info. I'll be getting a set up today.

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