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Bungee Cord For Drop Shot

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I recently came across a product called Secret Weapon SpecTastic Recoil Cords. It's a small bungee cord that is attached between the weight and lure on a drop shot rig. The idea is that the stretchy little cord will allow you to impart more action to the soft plastic, without moving the weight. 

 

Seems like a neat idea. I personally wouldn't attach it directly to the hook, but splice in a piece of fluoro to make it less visible. So from the bottom up, it would be the weight, stretch cord, fluoro, then the hook attached to the main line. 

 

Has anyone tried this?

 

Thanks,

Josh

 
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Nope.

 

Current is supposed to move the drop shot bait naturally.

 

Don' know if the bungee cord would do the same or interfere with the natural movement of the bait.

 

Take a whack at it and let us know what you think.

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I haven't personally tried this but I know when I'm fishing a drop shot rig less is more, and by less I mean less movement or action imparted on the bait. Like Sam said the current, even if it were miniscule, would generally impart all the action one would need to fish a drop shot rig effectively.

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I agree with the posts above about the natural movement however I think the rig could be worth experimenting with. The traditional drop shot is a subtle presentation used to intice bites when more aggressive techniques don't work. Throwing creature baits or glide baits at a bedding bass however usually finds us trying to make a bait move or look a way that threatens the bass resulting in a strike. This is where I could see something like this being used on a drop shot or Carolina rig in an effort to create more movement possibly on a bait with more action than a traditional worm. The end result would probably be a new rig entirely and could be a cool idea. I say test it out and experiment and see what you find.

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Seems neat, at first. But think about it. Will you feel the fish biting? No....the elastic will absorb a bite and you'll loose most fish. 
Plus casting would be somewhere from strange to impossible.
But hey, give it a try if you like...save money and use 1/32in paracord. Strong stuff. 


Read more: http://coarsekayakfishing.proboards.com/thread/1108/recoil-braid-cord-elastic?page=1#ixzz4d3CeeJ5y

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Yes I tried it when it first came out ~

Now I do realize that it looks like it has potential and if you're thinking about it (as I did) you might not want to hear this but please read the next line carefully - You can thank me later.

 

IT'S WORTHLESS.

 

The whole deal is a PIA and has NO MERIT.  It will NOT get you any more bites. 

A properly rigged & effectively fished standard Drop Shot is much better and all I need.

YMMV.

A-Jay

 

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14 hours ago, A-Jay said:

Yes I tried it when it first came out ~

Now I do realize that it looks like it has potential and if you're thinking about it (as I did) you might not want to hear this but please read the next line carefully - You can thank me later.

 

IT'S WORTHLESS.

 

The whole deal is a PIA and has NO MERIT.  It will NOT get you any more bites. 

A properly rigged & effectively fished standard Drop Shot is much better and all I need.

YMMV.

A-Jay

 

 

...and there is your answer...lol

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I've also tried it on smallmouth & largemouth bass on the drop shot. It works. Just a matter of deciphering what the bass's mood is at a particular time. Sometimes no movement at all is what gets you connected. Other times, a more aggressive presentation, like the recoil rig, works wonders. I especially like to utilize this presentation when I see bass are suspended in the water column. This recoil rig gives the bait a very exaggerated movement in very little space. Like I said, I keep it as just another "tool" in box. :)

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In salt water it is common to use a rubber band to attach the weight on a drop shot rig.  That way if the sinker snags in the rocks, you can break the rubber band loosing only the weight rather than expensive floro carbon leader, hook, bait, or soft plastic.  I have never heard of anyone using one in fresh water.

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These first came out about 10 years ago and were called a wiggle rig.  I think, like Crestliner says, they are another tool to use.  I like them, I use them drop shotting for bass, and use them for blue gills and crappie.  They can move very erratically or you can get them to  move subtly when there is no current.  If you try them, instead of  wiggling your rod, try tapping or slapping the rod handle while you hold the line tight, it gives that lure a subtler movement than trying to wiggle the tip.    I have to disagree with A-Jay, they work for me, and I have used them to out fish the guy standing next to me, and they are not worthless.....

however not every time and not in every situation. 

 

Dug

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