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Seen someone throw an underpin on a drop shot, then I got the idea of a floating jig head on a drop shot. Wondering if anyone else had some cool ideas

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I've seen a jig used as the drop shot weight!

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12 minutes ago, Darren. said:

I've seen a jig used as the drop shot weight!

I thought about that one too, any luck on it?

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1 hour ago, Drowning A Worm said:

I thought about that one too, any luck on it?

No, LOL. I tried it once and just felt is wasn't for
me...doesn't mean I won't try another time, but 
my success is greater, obviously, with a normal
DS rig, since I've used that so much more :) 

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I've used a tube as a DS weight, it allows me to lose hooks twice as fast! :lol:

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16 hours ago, Bluebasser86 said:

I've used a tube as a DS weight, it allows me to lose hooks twice as fast! :lol:

Zebra mussels?

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1 hour ago, Turkey sandwich said:

Zebra mussels?

Yep

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I think a drop shot creates a lot of opportunities to experiment with multiple presentations at once.  I've heard of shaky heads fished on the bottom below whatever of the existing six million drop shot baits you fish a foot above it.  Really, I can see fishing multiple drop shot baits, fishing the floating jig, or the shaky head as actually being really effective, viable presentations.

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If you are gong to try multiple baits on a DS, make sure each bait requires the same hookset.  It makes no sense to me to put a jig with a brush guard on light line, and then put a thin wire mosquito hook above it.  What bait are you getting bit on?  What hookset?  Never mind that the line is almost invariably damaged on the tag end - remember my rule about tying good knots, cinch the tag side only - and this just starts to sound like a worse idea in practice than on paper.

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My best drop shot idea was when I was fishing for bluegill and pumpkinseed.

I used a split shot as a drop shot weight and put a half a real worm of the drop shot hook on ultra light rod and reel. Worked better than a bobber and hook presentation.

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Just now, Finesse Wayfarer said:

I used a split shot as a drop shot weight and put a half a real worm of the drop shot hook on ultra light rod and reel. Worked better than a bobber and hook presentation

This is how I learned to fish as a very young kid.  you can sub any sinker for the split shot, or use that.  The "proper" way was supposed to be a pre-snelled hook above the weight, but those were way more money than a little box of Eagle Claw #8 gold hooks.  The term "drop shot" wouldn't be coined for another 20 years or so.  For bait, we used live night crawlers, soft shell crabs (recently molted crayfish), crickets, and grubs.

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During tough conditions I'll dropshot a neko hook with some marabou tied on. I put a lot of value into using presentations that are different and more subtle that what everyone else is doing.

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11 hours ago, DubyaDee said:

During tough conditions I'll dropshot a neko hook with some marabou tied on. I put a lot of value into using presentations that are different and more subtle that what everyone else is doing.

So almost like dropshotting a streamer?  The multiple presentation drop shot keeps bringing me back to thinking about nymphing below a streamer or dry fly for trout.  I've never considered it for bass, but I suppose drifting a streamer in current with a larger stone fly nymph dropped below would probably be pretty effective when River smallies get finicky. 

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On ‎11‎/‎1‎/‎2016 at 11:05 PM, Turkey sandwich said:

I think a drop shot creates a lot of opportunities to experiment with multiple presentations at once.  I've heard of shaky heads fished on the bottom below whatever of the existing six million drop shot baits you fish a foot above it.  Really, I can see fishing multiple drop shot baits, fishing the floating jig, or the shaky head as actually being really effective, viable presentations.

If you put that idea in a bottle you'd have something sweeter than YooHoo!

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I liked the above post because I have no idea what that phrase means, but I'm totally going to steal it and inject it awkwardly into daily conversations.  Thank you!

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On 11/1/2016 at 1:14 AM, Bluebasser86 said:

I've used a tube as a DS weight, it allows me to lose hooks twice as fast! :lol:

Me too...............and EVERY time I used this combo and got bit, it was on the drop shot, not the tube. I quickly discontinued this practice.

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On 10/31/2016 at 2:36 PM, Darren. said:

I've seen a jig used as the drop shot weight!

Guys have been using something like this in the salt for some time.  Usually called a dropper loop rig with a lead head jig/swimbait on the bottom.  Great for drifting flats.

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21 hours ago, Fisher-O-men said:

Guys have been using something like this in the salt for some time.  Usually called a dropper loop rig with a lead head jig/swimbait on the bottom.  Great for drifting flats.

Yep, I used this for fluke/summer flounder.  A four oz marabou jig as the weight and a live killie on the dropper hook.

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On 11/4/2016 at 8:30 AM, ww2farmer said:

Me too...............and EVERY time I used this combo and got bit, it was on the drop shot, not the tube. I quickly discontinued this practice.

Mine was the opposite, I always got bit on the tube. Only thing that ever seemed to happen was I'd lose the DS bait to followers when they'd grab it and pull it off while I was fighting another fish in. 

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On 11/2/2016 at 3:00 PM, DubyaDee said:

During tough conditions I'll dropshot a neko hook with some marabou tied on. I put a lot of value into using presentations that are different and more subtle that what everyone else is doing.

Try a bunny strip 

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