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#16
Awesome! Thanks for the heads-up Bblunt.
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BFSA
#17
I use both styles of hooks, the normal drop shot hook for open water or wacky rigged and a 1/0 wide gap or bigger depending on the bait Im using for fishing in cover as the wide gap allows me to rig the bait weedless.

The most important part when tying a drop shot rig is to ensure your hook point faces upwards, away from your sinker to ensure a positive hookset.
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#18
I always use a swivel between my dropshot "trace" and my mainline. This eliminates line twist and birds nests on your spinning reels. This way I tie up the traces before we go (like my papswaai days) and keep them in little packets. Snap off and all you have to do is tie the swivel on the mainline, hook a bait and go.

Try it you won't believe how much longer your line lasts and you can use floro on your spinning reels - no stress. Also great for braid users, as trace is invisible. :blue-biggrin:
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#19
bblunt Wrote:I always use a swivel between my dropshot "trace" and my mainline. This eliminates line twist and birds nests on your spinning reels. This way I tie up the traces before we go (like my papswaai days) and keep them in little packets. Snap off and all you have to do is tie the swivel on the mainline, hook a bait and go.

Valrath you reading this?
Exactly what I do, not a bad idea eh :blue-cool:
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#20
VMC has release a drop shot hook where the swivel is now built into the hook.

I saw a few at FS in Cape Town the other day. The other interesting thing is they use a small thin gauge wide gap hook

VMC Spinshot Wide Gap

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Robert Jacobs
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#21
What!
I don't know why but that hook doesn't look like it's meant to be on a dropshot.
Just my opinion anyway.
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BFSA
#22
When drop shorting in heavy cover with bait casting tackle I use a normal wide gap so I can texpose the hook. Striking is required so 14lb is the order of the day. I have tried these hooks and make my own with stainless wire. They work well but my hookup rate is good so no point. They are not cheap!
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#23
try the kvd dreamshots, zoom finnese worms and shakey head worms.... junior flukes as well
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#24
Ooh got my ALX dropshot rod yesterday..................Shweeet like a lemon!!!!!

Can't wait to hang a few green monsters on it!!!
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#25
bblunt we would love to read a report back of what you think of the ALX. I am sure Brent would like to publish it on the BWG Online website as well.
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Robert Jacobs
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#26
Will definitely report back!!
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BFSA
#27
My Favorite: Zoom Tiny Fluke!
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#28
drop shot= shad shape gary yamamoto
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#29
I make use of the small Gamakatsu Circle Hooks.

My bait of preference? Used to be the Zoom "TINY FLUKE" but I have subsequently had some great success using the Xcite Baits Slim X (High Floating) and the Baby Ubershad (High Floating)
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