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#12310752 - 06/25/17 02:41 PM Drop shot weights
Big Kahuna Fishing Offline
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Registered: 05/21/17
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Loc: Mcgregor, Texas
Been doing some drop shot fishing from the bank lately, and going thru sinkers like crazy.

My lake (Waco) has tons of rocks along the shoreline, so I am looking for a good weight that won't get lodged
between all the rock ??????

I have used barrels style, and today I tried the round marble style that was sold as drop shot weights.
Using 3/8 oz, I went thru 4 of them before I gave up.

Both the barrel and round style I have used has the fixed eyelet for line tying.
Would I be better with the ones that have swivel type eyelets ???
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#12310818 - 06/25/17 04:05 PM Re: Drop shot weights [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing]
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Get the crimp on split shot weights at Walmart mart for .99 a bag and thank me later. thumb
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#12310863 - 06/25/17 05:32 PM Re: Drop shot weights [Re: Frank the Tank]
Tekell Offline
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Registered: 04/24/09
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Loc: Denton, TX
Originally Posted By: Frank the Tank
Get the crimp on split shot weights at Walmart mart for .99 a bag and thank me later. thumb


I do this a lot on rocky banks too.
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#12310981 - 06/25/17 07:43 PM Re: Drop shot weights [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing]
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Registered: 09/13/11
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Loc: San Antonio
Use the lightest weight possible, try 1/4 oz. I only use 3/8 when really windy or dropping on them in really deep water. The long cylindrical weights are better in rocks but none of them are snag proof. Bending them also helps a little.

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#12310986 - 06/25/17 07:48 PM Re: Drop shot weights [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing]
Thad Rains Offline
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Registered: 10/09/01
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Loc: Lubbock, Texas.
I normally use the long cylindrical weights as well. And YES, Alan Henry has a BUNCH of rocky banks that I fish with them. Never had sas much luck with the split shot weights, either, but may just be me. Hope this helps. Tight lines, keep safe and good luck.

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#12311430 - 06/26/17 03:11 AM Re: Drop shot weights [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing]
Bobby Milam Online   content
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Registered: 07/13/14
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Loc: Arlington
I always tied on barrel style. Recently bought a package of the cylindrical weights and love them.

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#12311594 - 06/26/17 08:48 AM Re: Drop shot weights [Re: dmr183]
TinRangerJim Offline
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Registered: 03/09/16
Posts: 122
Loc: Cedar Creek Lake
Originally Posted By: dmr183
Use the lightest weight possible, try 1/4 oz. I only use 3/8 when really windy or dropping on them in really deep water. The long cylindrical weights are better in rocks but none of them are snag proof. Bending them also helps a little.


^^^This. I prefer an even lighter weight, usually 1/8 oz. They're not as apt to feel the weight and spit it out. And most of them have the swivel eyelet
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#12311613 - 06/26/17 09:02 AM Re: Drop shot weights [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing]
jdk1985 Offline
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Registered: 10/30/11
Posts: 185
Good advice above.

There are also "slinky" (?) style weights that would work well in rocks. They are soft and flexible so they don't get stuck sooooo easily.

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#12311625 - 06/26/17 09:14 AM Re: Drop shot weights [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing]
Sinkey Offline
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Registered: 08/04/06
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Loc: Lewisville, TX. and Lake Fork...
Pear shaped or tear drop shaped weights work better in rocks. But they will get hung up some as well. Just not as much.
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#12318086 - 06/30/17 08:08 AM Re: Drop shot weights [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing]
collincountytx Online   content
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Registered: 04/08/08
Posts: 13244
Loc: Dallas, TX
Of the one's I've used, the pear shape works best around rocks.

I've always wanted to try those Lindy No-snag sinkers designed for c-rig--could easily modify them for drop shot.

Here's a DIY "snag free" weight

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#12318098 - 06/30/17 08:18 AM Re: Drop shot weights [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing]
Shallow Waters Online   content
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Registered: 01/03/17
Posts: 292
I bought some like these (but not inline, cant find them on the website):

Cabelas Weights

I love them on my drop shot rod. I dont know that I will continue to buy them just because of the price point compared to the difference, but I do really like them if you have the money and desire to constantly re-stock them.


Edited by Shallow Waters (06/30/17 08:19 AM)

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