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#11604988 - 05/15/16 11:43 PM What's your line and leader choice for drop shot fishing?
Spencer J. Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 01/12/16
Posts: 34
Braid or straight floro? Pound test? Line to leader knot? Just wondering what everyone recommends.

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#11604990 - 05/15/16 11:48 PM Re: What's your line and leader choice for drop shot fishing? [Re: Spencer J.]
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Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/16/13
Posts: 1247
Loc: Houston, tx
braid to floro 8-12 pound test depending on what I can get away with
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#11605005 - 05/16/16 12:34 AM Re: What's your line and leader choice for drop shot fishing? [Re: Spencer J.]
papamark Offline
Mini Tractor

Registered: 04/28/05
Posts: 10466
Loc: Winnsboro
Main line - 20# braid

Leader - 12# Silver Thread AN-40

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#11605032 - 05/16/16 04:10 AM Re: What's your line and leader choice for drop shot fishing? [Re: Spencer J.]
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Registered: 01/05/12
Posts: 6335
Loc: Fritch, Tx. - Alba, Tx.
I use straight mono. Berkley 8 or 10lb.

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#11605053 - 05/16/16 05:36 AM Re: What's your line and leader choice for drop shot fishing? [Re: Spencer J.]
Clark3 Offline
Angler

Registered: 01/22/12
Posts: 410
Loc: Lake fork/Fort Worth, TX
I use straight fluro, 7 lb on a spinning set up. I've caught a lot fish in cover 5-6 lbs and got them out. If the water is a little stained and not crystal clear I'll do it on 10lb on a bait caster.

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#11605091 - 05/16/16 06:42 AM Re: What's your line and leader choice for drop shot fishing? [Re: Spencer J.]
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Registered: 11/02/14
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Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
20lb Samurai to 8lb InvisX

Leader around 6-8ft
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#11605376 - 05/16/16 09:09 AM Re: What's your line and leader choice for drop shot fishing? [Re: Spencer J.]
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Loc: FORK
10 lb braid,10 lb flouro
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#11605440 - 05/16/16 09:36 AM Re: What's your line and leader choice for drop shot fishing? [Re: Spencer J.]
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Loc: NRH/Fork again ! GET THE NET
20 lb powerpro braid, about 15 feet of 10 lb trilene mono xl. fish

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#11605466 - 05/16/16 09:54 AM Re: What's your line and leader choice for drop shot fishing? [Re: Spencer J.]
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Registered: 06/21/08
Posts: 674
Loc: Lake Conroe
Currently 10lb Mono, Palomar Knot.

I plan to use the same set up as my shakey head rig this year and see how it works. 40lb Stren Braid to 10lb Stren 100% Flouro, Albright Knot. I only use the 40lb braid due to it is the same diameter as 10lb Flouro, i feel the knot holds better with the same diameter line. But thats just me!
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#11605666 - 05/16/16 11:01 AM Re: What's your line and leader choice for drop shot fishing? [Re: Clark3]
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Registered: 09/12/10
Posts: 775
Loc: Eagle Mountain
Originally Posted By: Clark3
I use straight fluro, 7 lb on a spinning set up. I've caught a lot fish in cover 5-6 lbs and got them out. If the water is a little stained and not crystal clear I'll do it on 10lb on a bait caster.


This, but I also throw a heavy 15-17 lb Fluro set up in the thick stuff...

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#11605703 - 05/16/16 11:18 AM Re: What's your line and leader choice for drop shot fishing? [Re: GROD]
Clark3 Offline
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Registered: 01/22/12
Posts: 410
Loc: Lake fork/Fort Worth, TX
Originally Posted By: GROD
Originally Posted By: Clark3
I use straight fluro, 7 lb on a spinning set up. I've caught a lot fish in cover 5-6 lbs and got them out. If the water is a little stained and not crystal clear I'll do it on 10lb on a bait caster.


This, but I also throw a heavy 15-17 lb Fluro set up in the thick stuff...


Do you use a larger hook as well? I tend to use a small drop shot hook any time I drop shot but have been thinking about using a regular worm hook

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#11605783 - 05/16/16 12:04 PM Re: What's your line and leader choice for drop shot fishing? [Re: Spencer J.]
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Registered: 05/27/12
Posts: 3171
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
TUF-Line Super Cast

I use this for my main line and I love it. This braid is very round and doesn't create a lot of friction. Therefore, it casts far, very easily and it doesn't dig in to your spool creating backlashes and shorter casts.

Sunline Finesse FC Flourocarbon

I use this line for my leader. I use the 8 pound and have yet to break off on a big fish, and I've caught some monsters on a drop shot. This line is specifically made for finesse fishing and it is STRONG! It's super limp, easy to work with, and the knot strength is incredible! Give it a try, it's well worth the money!
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#11605886 - 05/16/16 12:49 PM Re: What's your line and leader choice for drop shot fishing? [Re: Spencer J.]
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Registered: 09/16/11
Posts: 405
20-30LB braid to a 8-10LB Mono leader. I use a FG knot
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