Jump to content
CrustyMono

Drop Shot Weights?

Recommended Posts

I have been using Voss .25oz cylinder drop shot weights. When i make a cast every time, the weight flies into the sunset. what am i doing wrong and how do i attach them. it cuts the line every time

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Smash the clip closed with some pliers and then slip the line in. You can also put a simple overhand knot in your line so the weight won't slip past it. I use vos weights and don't have any problems with them falling off if I smash them shut l.

 

if your line gets cut don't pull it as tight through the line clip

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I find all the swivels are to tight and when you try to pull your line up it cuts it then when you cast the force snaps the line at the weight and off it flies!! I use my split ring pliers and open all my swivels a little bit when I buy a new pack and then when I need 1 I gently squeeze them back not to snug and tie a few over hand knots to hold them and I rarely lose any now. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Simply tie a overhand knot at the end of your line below where you slide the line through the the weight clip and slow pull the knot up against the clip.

Tom

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 hours ago, WRB said:

Simply tie a overhand knot at the end of your line below where you slide the line through the the weight clip and slow pull the knot up against the clip.

Tom

This ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^................... Also, just my .02, but I have found that with a lot of "clip on" drop shot weights......the bigger the line you use, the worse it holds. I seemingly never have them fly off 8lb or less line, but anything else, and I think the larger diameter lines bigger than 8-10lb test, spring the little clips open a little and they don't hold as well. I do a lot of power shotting in cover with 15-17lb line, and have given up on using clip on dropshot sinkers for this, because of that issue. Instead I use a tungsten bullet sinker, pointy end up, with a split ring tied to the tag end to keep the weight on, and a sinker peg/bobber stop above the weight to keep it from sliding up the "drop' line.

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Make sure when you pull your line to clip gripper not too tight just enough for it to stay. After that you can try to pull the weight lightly to see if it stays at spot you want. Some time the gap between those are too loose then you would need to close the gap with your plier, also if it too tight then open it up abit.

This type of dropshot is for you to easily attach the weight and should be also easily to adjust the weight distance, and also be able to pull the less out when snag. Trying overhand knot is easy fix but that woule kill the purpose of this easy grip dropshot type.

BTW I do lost the weight sometime when fight with fish but never while casting.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • fishing

    bass fishing

    fishing forum

    fishing rods

    fishing rods

    fishing rods


    fishing rods

    fishing reels
    fishing gear

    Truck Caps

    fishing reels
    fishing reels

    fishing

    bass fish

    fish for bass
    fish

×