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Tokyo rig vs. drop shot #13187360 06/16/19 02:50 PM
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So, why would/should I spend $$ on a Tokyo rig, when my first thought was "it's a drop shot rig with a very short leader."

Also "I can make one with a split ring swivel and 3 inches of wire."

What, then, is so special about the Tokyo rig that everyone who sells them raves about?

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Re: Tokyo rig vs. drop shot [Re: herbsteiner] #13187362 06/16/19 02:52 PM
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Congrats! Answered all your own questions! laugh

Re: Tokyo rig vs. drop shot [Re: herbsteiner] #13187364 06/16/19 02:56 PM
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Yep. No need to respond.


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Re: Tokyo rig vs. drop shot [Re: 361V] #13187368 06/16/19 02:58 PM
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That's what I was thinking... cool But I wanted to hear it from somebody else.

Re: Tokyo rig vs. drop shot [Re: herbsteiner] #13187387 06/16/19 03:15 PM
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Originally Posted by herbsteiner
So, why would/should I spend $$ on a Tokyo rig, when my first thought was "it's a drop shot rig with a very short leader."

Also "I can make one with a split ring swivel and 3 inches of wire."

What, then, is so special about the Tokyo rig that everyone who sells them raves about?



The Tokyo rig was originally designed in Japan for punching heavy vegetation. Was called the "punchshot rig," The thinking behind it was everything collapses into a straight smooth package as the rig falls through the mat. Someone brought the rig to the states and started playing with it in other scenarios. It's not really in competition with the drop shot rig so "VS" isn't really the proper question. Just another technique that has been found to be effective. I am normally throwing it with a 1oz or a 3/4oz tungsten below it which isn't really practical with a drop shot but I guess could be rigged and work. Its definitely a vesitle rig that is definitely effective. I like it around rock and offshore. I lift my rod tip and then reel down the slack line and repeat. Great search bait rig. Swimbaits,creatures,worms,craws, ect can all be fished on it which is another bonus.

BTW. Dont buy the Tokyo Rig. They are simple to make like you stated above with a split ring and some offshore toothy critter rigging wire found at Academy.

Re: Tokyo rig vs. drop shot [Re: herbsteiner] #13187399 06/16/19 03:30 PM
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Hey Mossyback, thanks a lot for the excellent explanation. Opened my eyes to a technique I was unaware of. flehan

Re: Tokyo rig vs. drop shot [Re: herbsteiner] #13187409 06/16/19 03:38 PM
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Hey Mossyback, thanks a lot for the excellent explanation. Opened my eyes to a technique I was unaware of. flehan


No problem. Hoping you catch a bunch of fish with it. I have feeling you will if you give it a shot. Offshore especially.

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Originally Posted by 361V
Congrats! Answered all your own questions! laugh



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Re: Tokyo rig vs. drop shot [Re: herbsteiner] #13187662 06/16/19 09:45 PM
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I just rig up a bubba drop shot with 65# braid, a 4/0 wide gap hook and a 1 oz. torpedo weight. Works great for punching grass.

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