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What is stopping me from having multiple hooks up my line so that I have a lure at several levels of strike zone. I could have a hook 12" of the bottom and 24" and still cast no problem and have double the odds? I might even be able to get a third hook on there but it would be hard to cast.

Is this a bad idea? It seems like I can target more fish...just an idea

any thoughts?

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I would be worried about line strength having multiple knots.

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I would be worried about line strength having multiple knots.

I see your point, but Carolina rigs usually have three knots (main line-swivel, swivel-leader, leader-hook) and they work out fine, granted, you're typically using heavier line with a c-rig so that may be why losing a little bit of strength with multiple knots isn't a factor. I say try it out fun fishing, if it works, great, if not, no big deal.

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Great point. I use similar rigs for surf fishing and it can become a mess very quickly. However, I agree, try it and see what happens.

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If you are casting a dropshot it would probably be more of a problem than if you are dropshotting deep water with electronics and just dropping the line at the boat side.  I know that through the Ice we jig for smelt with at least 2 hooks at different depth's tied with palomars.  You can leave as long of a leader that you want with a palomer and then tie another.  

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for sure, i have used 2 or 3 hooks, with 2 i tie them at about 10 inches and 16(so the worm is just above the 2 hook hanging limp) and for 3 they are at 8, 14, 20 inches. I have caught 2 fish at once one time, not huge but it was funny.

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You may want to check your state fishing regs.  Here in Minnesota, that rig would be illegal for open water fishing.

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What is stopping me from having multiple hooks up my line so that I have a lure at several levels of strike zone. I could have a hook 12" of the bottom and 24" and still cast no problem and have double the odds? I might even be able to get a third hook on there but it would be hard to cast.

Is this a bad idea? It seems like I can target more fish...just an idea

any thoughts?

Nothing at all, in fact dropshotting is derived from an old method that dates back into the 50's called a "chicken rig", 2 or 3 hooks with sinker on bottom, people use it every day in saltwater.

Ever seen a sabiki rig? 6 hooks tied on main line with sinker on bottom, used to catch bait.

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Use jig and pig as your drop shot weight.

Place upper hooks as you wish and give your theory a try.  :D

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You may want to check your state fishing regs. Here in Minnesota, that rig would be illegal for open water fishing.

X2 - besides that, it would be a bear to cast without tangling. And then again, since this is a finesse presentation, using light line, just imagine if you hooked into two 3 - 4 pound small mouths! What do you think the odds would be of landing either?

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What is stopping me from having multiple hooks up my line so that I have a lure at several levels of strike zone. I could have a hook 12" of the bottom and 24" and still cast no problem and have double the odds? I might even be able to get a third hook on there but it would be hard to cast.

Is this a bad idea? It seems like I can target more fish...just an idea

any thoughts?

Nothing at all, in fact dropshotting is derived from an old method that dates back into the 50's called a "chicken rig", 2 or 3 hooks with sinker on bottom, people use it every day in saltwater.

Ever seen a sabiki rig? 6 hooks tied on main line with sinker on bottom, used to catch bait.

    x2.  The chicken rig and the carolina rig with live bait is all I fish with in saltwater.

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I've done it, it works. I did a tx rigged and pegged 6" lizard on bottom with a lil zoom finnesse worm up top. About 20" apart.

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