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Drop shot? #12444099
09/27/17 05:12 PM
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Confession, have never thrown it. I know been missing out. Video recommendation for tying it and other helpful tips would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks


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Re: Drop shot? [Re: Smurfs] #12444101
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Try this one, covers a lot from one of the best at the technique.

http://scout.com/outdoors/bass-fishing/Article/The-Last-Drop-Shot-Video-Youll-Ever-Watch-105346216


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Re: Drop shot? [Re: Smurfs] #12444170
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Find a place where fish are schooling, and drop it down so that you can feel the bite and get confidence in the lighter setup and hookset technique.


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Re: Drop shot? [Re: Smurfs] #12444193
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Do you guys tie a palomar to the hook with a loooong tag end or do you do something like a uni knot with a long tag end?

Re: Drop shot? [Re: Smurfs] #12444199
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Palomar is easiest and quickest. Aaron Martens and others use a doubled uni

Run the single line tag end back down through the hook eye to the weight

If you have a graph; you can adjust the leader length depending on how you see the fish relating to the bottom. 18 inches would be a common default length


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Re: Drop shot? [Re: Smurfs] #12444207
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I use a palomar.. works for me. Everybody probably does it differently but there are videos by Aaron Martens that are really helpful on getting started. It is for sure a finesse technique in its origins but it can be used in more of a power fishing environment as well. I use 1/0 Gama drop shot/split shot hooks and because of the Texas wind.. like 3/8 oz weights. I also use 30lb fiber for main line and a 10-12' 12lb Invivix leader joined with an Alberto knot. The longer leader is nice because you tend to break off a lot in the brushpiles and it means you don't have to tie on new leader so often. I use spinning gear, so the braid really helps fight off line twist.. even though it does still twist.. just doesn't cause as many issues as straight florocarbon.
Welcome to the club.. its a good way to catch a lot of fish.. and some big ones too!

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Re: Drop shot? [Re: Smurfs] #12444326
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgUXfVPhKII

good explanation on how to tie and set up the DS

Re: Drop shot? [Re: Smurfs] #12444468
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Palomar knot is what to tie. Make sure the hook is facing up, but I do not seem to have problems when it is facing down. Sweep set the hook, not a HARD jerking motion. I use baitcasting rods, an 8' ML rod with 12# test McCoys Mean Green for my drop shot setups. I have caught fish upwards of 5 lbs on it with no problems at all. If throwing it in brush, use a little heavier weight, so it doesn't get fouled with the hook. I fish a lot of weeds and timber and brush with this rig, so I do NOT nose hook the bait, but I Texas Rig it and still catch most of the fish that bite. Hope this helps. Tight lines, keep safe and good luck.

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Tight lines, keep safe and good luck.

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Re: Drop shot? [Re: Smurfs] #12444470
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Sometimes I'll flip a drop shot with a really short leader... like 6 inches into shallow cover and have got bit doing that. In fact I've started doing that a lot.


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Re: Drop shot? [Re: Smurfs] #12444603
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palomar works for me. I generally have two tied up on deck. One with 12 lb for fishing without heavy cover like hydrilla or standing timber and one with 15 lb for all of the rest.


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Re: Drop shot? [Re: Smurfs] #12444612
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Be careful not to burn your main line if you use a palomar.

Re: Drop shot? [Re: Bruce Allen] #12444733
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Originally Posted By: Bruce Allen
palomar works for me. I generally have two tied up on deck. One with 12 lb for fishing without heavy cover like hydrilla or standing timber and one with 15 lb for all of the rest.


You have two drops tied up on the deck!? Wow

I always have a drop rigged up, but, honestly it's buried in the bottom outside edge of the rod rack. I'll dig it out on the worst of days.


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Re: Drop shot? [Re: Wes H] #12444811
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Originally Posted By: Wes H
Try this one, covers a lot from one of the best at the technique.

http://scout.com/outdoors/bass-fishing/Article/The-Last-Drop-Shot-Video-Youll-Ever-Watch-105346216


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Re: Drop shot? [Re: Smurfs] #12444892
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Originally Posted By: Smurfs
Confession, have never thrown it. I know been missing out. Video recommendation for tying it and other helpful tips would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks


Confession, you really don't need to throw one. Texas rig will out fish any other rigs in MY OPINION.


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Re: Drop shot? [Re: Smurfs] #12445056
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Yep ^^^ no real need to drop shot


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