Drop Shot Weight Management?

It all started with the plastic worm and has now mutated into a huge array of specialized offerings. Whose is the best and which one is your favorite? Come share your thoughts and opinions here.
joeim8
Senior Angler
Senior Angler
Posts: 181
Joined: Sat Apr 02, 2011 11:47 am

Drop Shot Weight Management?

Postby joeim8 » Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:27 pm

Guys,

Whats the best way or product to manage your drop shot weight when not in use? Sometimes I run leaders that extend past the bottom of my grip which makes it tough to manage from flopping around while driving. Iv'e used the velcro and hair bungees and they work well with a shorter leader. I also try and stay away from anyting to bulky.

Any tips guys thanks.

User avatar
BlaineFred
Platinum Angler
Platinum Angler
Posts: 1117
Joined: Thu Jul 19, 2007 6:52 am
Location: Annapolis, MD

Re: Drop Shot Weight Management?

Postby BlaineFred » Tue Jul 04, 2017 6:05 am

I have the same problem. I have used a BPS lure wrap, medium size. I have also used a rubber band around the lure wrap to keep it secure after fishing.

wolfewiz
Angler
Angler
Posts: 17
Joined: Sun Jan 01, 2012 12:44 pm

Re: Drop Shot Weight Management?

Postby wolfewiz » Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:08 am

I use Luna Sea rod floats on all my rods. They are comfortable and serve well in balancing my setups. For dropshots, I slide the weight in between the float and cork handle. Works great. Sometimes I use a lure wrap in addition to this to reduce snagging of tie hook with other rods in transport.

down4ttown
Senior Angler
Senior Angler
Posts: 107
Joined: Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:16 am

Re: Drop Shot Weight Management?

Postby down4ttown » Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:18 pm


User avatar
BlaineFred
Platinum Angler
Platinum Angler
Posts: 1117
Joined: Thu Jul 19, 2007 6:52 am
Location: Annapolis, MD

Re: Drop Shot Weight Management?

Postby BlaineFred » Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:17 am

I have also used a heavy rubber band wrapped around the bottom of the handle. I slip the weight through the rubber band.

big_gee
Elite Angler
Elite Angler
Posts: 563
Joined: Mon Apr 18, 2011 12:18 pm

Re: Drop Shot Weight Management?

Postby big_gee » Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:29 am

I just take the weight at wrap it around the handle in between the rubber grip and base. I just wrap it twice and I'm set.

accodn2ryan
Senior Angler
Senior Angler
Posts: 51
Joined: Tue May 09, 2017 12:34 pm
Location: SoCal

Re: Drop Shot Weight Management?

Postby accodn2ryan » Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:17 am

BlaineFred wrote:I have also used a heavy rubber band wrapped around the bottom of the handle. I slip the weight through the rubber band.


Same with me

User avatar
njbasscat
Pro Angler
Pro Angler
Posts: 2219
Joined: Sun Feb 27, 2011 11:28 am
Location: Southern NJ

Re: Drop Shot Weight Management?

Postby njbasscat » Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:01 am

I use a Fuji Hook Keeper below the reel on the blank part of the split grip. Works great.

User avatar
BlaineFred
Platinum Angler
Platinum Angler
Posts: 1117
Joined: Thu Jul 19, 2007 6:52 am
Location: Annapolis, MD

Re: Drop Shot Weight Management?

Postby BlaineFred » Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:57 pm

njbasscat wrote:I use a Fuji Hook Keeper below the reel on the blank part of the split grip. Works great.


Thanks. Good Idea for split grips. Would work better than my rubber band because the rubber band will break sometimes.

User avatar
BlaineFred
Platinum Angler
Platinum Angler
Posts: 1117
Joined: Thu Jul 19, 2007 6:52 am
Location: Annapolis, MD

Re: Drop Shot Weight Management?

Postby BlaineFred » Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:58 pm

njbasscat wrote:I use a Fuji Hook Keeper below the reel on the blank part of the split grip. Works great.


Thanks. Good Idea for split grips. Would work better than my rubber band because the rubber band will break sometimes.

User avatar
BRONZEBACK32
Platinum Angler
Platinum Angler
Posts: 1113
Joined: Sun Dec 18, 2011 8:44 pm
Location: Utah

Re: Drop Shot Weight Management?

Postby BRONZEBACK32 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:03 pm



Return to “Plastics”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest