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Drop Shot Hook Question #13617516 07/03/20 11:53 AM
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Do you have to use a drop shot hook for the drop shot? I get they are designed for a specific use, but will your production be lower if you Texas rig a worm or use a larger hook? I guess you will lose some of the action of the worm with a larger hook.

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Any hook will work. Put a bobber and tie above and you have my "Daytona" rig (from 40 years ago). Good luck.



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Re: Drop Shot Hook Question [Re: 1956Zebco] #13617578 07/03/20 12:50 PM
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Originally Posted by 1956Zebco
Any hook will work. Put a bobber and tie above and you have my "Daytona" rig (from 40 years ago). Good luck.


I could snag that.


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Originally Posted by Strat-a-Caster
Do you have to use a drop shot hook for the drop shot? I get they are designed for a specific use, but will your production be lower if you Texas rig a worm or use a larger hook? I guess you will lose some of the action of the worm with a larger hook.


The hook I use. 4/0
I always tex rig my dropshot.
https://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Roboworm_Rebarb_Hooks/descpage-RWRBH.html

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1/0 Roboworm hook with bait keeper. 2/0 if your fishing 6” worms.


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Re: Drop Shot Hook Question [Re: SteezMacQueen] #13617625 07/03/20 01:23 PM
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Originally Posted by SteezMacQueen
[quote=1956Zebco]Any hook will work. Put a bobber and tie above and you have my "Daytona" rig (from 40 years ago). Good luck.
I could snag that.


"Never rule out the impossible - happening to you" Orson Card said it (or something like it). Especially if you snag a rail of the Titanic . . .
That rig kept me fed in Daytona fishing the bridges and Ponce Inlet Jetty when I left a job paying $4+ an hour to go to aircraft school and could only find one that paid 1/2 that scrubbing airplane bellies. It was a tough go to say the least.

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Re: Drop Shot Hook Question [Re: Strat-a-Caster] #13617750 07/03/20 02:39 PM
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match the hook to the plastic used, not the technique. ie, there's not a "c-rig hook."


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Originally Posted by senko9S
match the hook to the plastic used, not the technique. ie, there's not a "c-rig hook."


Match to line size as well.

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I use a number 2 mosquito. Slow reel hook set. Pins them really good. The bigger the fish, they better they get stuck. I usually need pliers to unhook a 4+ pound fish. The hook barb is in the boney part of the upper jaw.


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# 1 or 1/0 round bend with the bait t-rigged. There are just so many snags here that it is near impossible to fish an open hook. Caught them up to 9 lb. on this rig. I usually fish them in vegetation.

Also use the long cyndrical weight around wood and in grass.


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What sizes of each of those do you use?


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Originally Posted by Sinkey
1/0 Roboworm hook with bait keeper. 2/0 if your fishing 6” worms.


This. Unless in cover and then I'll use offset hook.

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Originally Posted by Sinkey
1/0 Roboworm hook with bait keeper. 2/0 if your fishing 6” worms.

This

Re: Drop Shot Hook Question [Re: jbcarroll3000] #13618294 07/03/20 11:45 PM
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match the hook to the plastic used, not the technique. ie, there's not a "c-rig hook."


Match to line size as well.

Yep, a hammer doesn't work very well on a screw.


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