One thing: a drop shot presentation is rarely a long casting event. I often fling weight worms, Fat Ikas, T-Rigs as far out as I can, then work them back. But, a drop shot is typically a more vertical presentation. Too, it is typically a deeper water presentation so you see it a lot where the line is dropped straight down over the vessel's gunwale . . . or is lightly cast a short distance.
Lots of fun! Some people like power fishing more, some finesse. I love the feel of a finesse bite, so drop shotting is really fun for me.
X2 on that. Tying 2 knots took longer than with regular drop shot hooks. I bought 2 packs of them and finally just took a pair of wire cutters and cut the ties off and just used the hooks.Mothercanucker wrote:Didn't like the VMC spinshot hooks and now use only Gamakatsu hooks.
If you are going to use the swivel shot with a lighter line for a dropper for your weight, you can tie a small overhand knot in the end of your dropper to stop the weight from sliding off. You would still have the benefit of the lighter line breaking before your main line.Greg64 wrote:So, does the line that holds the sinker merely clip into the clip portion of the swivel drop shot hook; or, does one tie a knot in the end to prevent it from slipping out of the clip. Same question for the end with the weight.