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The Bassinator

Got The Dropshot Goin

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Finally got some finesse hooks and some weights tied me a dropshot and then had to go to class :angry: However I had 45 mins to fish in between classes so I went to a little back water area where Ive caught them on jigs but that wasnt cuttin it so I switched up to the dropshot. Got a little guy on my first cast and got a #2 a little while later which is good for that area. I was happy with what I got but I had one question I know how to tie a palomar knot and I know to run the tag end back through the eye to keep the hook upright and perpedicular to the line but it kept coming out funny. Can anyone explain?

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Not sure why it would come out "funny" after you run it back through. Any way you can post a pic or elaborate? You're going to love drop shotting by the way.

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I personally have problems with the hook also. I'm looking forward to these coming out!

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I wonder how much that spin lock is going to affect the action. On a standard dropshot the pivot point is the eye of the hook. The bait can move up and down from that point. In the case of the spinshot it appears the hook is fixed to the swivels and looks like it may inhibit up and down movement of the bait. I would be open to trying them.

About a year and a half ago I switched to braided line with a floro leader,line twist is no longer a problem. The feel of what is going on is amazing. I believe I miss less fish then before because I feel bites that in the in the past went undetected. It is amazing how a decent size fish can take a bait and spit it with little detection. The only down side is in a tournament situation, the lost time of having to retie a leader after you have had multiple break off's or abrasion's from rocks.

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