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Dropshot aggravation

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I went out and tried dropshotting again yesterday and had the worst of luck. Got so aggravated I almost said I was gonna give up fishing. With this said the dropshot does work . So heres the problems I encountered hopefully someone can help.

Im having trouble with getting the hook to sit correctly. When I rig it the the hook has the point towards the ground and I cant for the life of me get the hook to " stand straight " like its supposed to.

I lost a fortune worth of sinkers yesterday.  almost every other cast I would have to put a new sinker on and occasionally the whole rig would break off.

I was using #4 line.

How in the world do I tie this thing properly so the hook stands out and how do I get the hook point to where its pointed up?

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Since I use the palomar knot  for drop shotting, take the tag end of the line and run it back through the eye towards the drop shot weight.

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That does it, but before running the tag end through be sure the hook is turned point up before putting the tag end in the eye.  I prefer using stand-out drop shot hooks. Those stick almost straight out with hook point always up. You tie to the middle loop in the hook shank, then run the leader through the eye to the sinker. Here's  a good picture. http://www.standouthooks.com/

Jim

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I know drop shotting calls for lighter line but I do just as well using 8 or 10 pound test.  And those standout hooks are awesome!   You can get them at Cabelas.com.  Good luck and don't give up on the dropshot, I have produced a lot of fish using this technique!

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You can go with Stand-Out hooks though I believe a Finesse Wide Gap Gammy is the ticket.

To get the hook up straight, run tag line thouh Eye towards sinker as previous post.

Less Hang-Ups!!!! Get some Quickdrops Dropshot Sinkers, they are very snagless due to teardrop design, also it has a knotless line clip so you can just break the sinker off and keep the hook and tag line, if you pull hard enough. It has a swivel for reduced line twist. I believe that if you used some Quickdrops sinkers it would cure alot of your problems with the dropshot. www.quickdrops.com

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Glenn,

Great timing on all the drop shot links.  I am helping out with a pre-fish this afternoon and I've been told "be prepared to drop shot for a few hours"

Thanks,

Drew

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