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drop-shot rig question....

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I have been reading up on drod-shotting and wanting to give it a try for both lm and sm bass and walleyes, and know people say they use braid with a fluorocarbon dropper. Is there any reason why a guy couldn't just spool up with Fireline cyrstal and use that for the dropper as well? Just trying to stretch my money by buying one spool of line verses two.

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Cyberfish

Fireline is at least as spendy as flouro ! Try plain old Monofilament, worked for me, I used to set up dropshot rigs for the kids at camp, they caught tons of bass and pike too...

where are you fishin this weekend?

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CALVINIST

Mike, what I mean is buying both the braid and fluorocarbon, which is what some people say you should use when rigging up. Why not just buy the fireline. I have a tendency to lose those hefty fish on mono so I stay away from it, besides, the sensitivity of a braid is critical to detecting bites while dropshotting, so they say.

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CALVINIST

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where are you fishin this weekend?


Not sure yet Mike. Saturday we're going to the fair, but could get out in the eve. Sunday's a bust (church and wedding aniversary) Monday is open too. Was thinking of trying the Miss. river @ Dayton but don't know if I can get in. Get Lucas onto some carp or cats, ya know. Tonka should start kickin' out some fish pretty soon too, which is why I want to try anchoring up and drop-shotting or jigging on rocks or a deep weed edge for some eyes or whatever.

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Deitz Dittrich

calv- Do a search in the bass forum here and you will have a ton of reading on your hands on drop shotting... I myself would not use a briad for dropshotting... I se either straight up mono or straight up floro.. 6-8 lb.

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ocf1

Deitz, why not braid?

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Deitz Dittrich

I consider dropshotting a finess technique... Its all about steath, small lures and light line. I just dont feel that braid fits that bill. I'm sure you can catch fish using braid.. but I would be willing to bet.. side by side, same lure same everything... mono would get you more bites.

Just my opinion of coarse.

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lookincalifornia

hey deitz, have you ever tired a smaller drop shot when ice fishing? i just thought it could work for finicky fish who don't want to see a jighead

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Deitz Dittrich

I have a few tiems, but still feel that a jig or spoon works better.

IF, and that is a huge IF.. IF I did not have any eletronics with me, I think a drop shot would be very effective... But if you ever catch me on the lake without a depthfinder.. uhhhh no.. not going to happen! I have back up to the back up to the back ups! I have 4 ice fishing depthfinders...

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Wish-I-Were-Fishn

Boy am I behind the times! What is a drop-shot rig and how do I find out more info about this type of fishing?

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Deitz Dittrich

Wish I were- Read this post in the bass forum.

Drop Shot basics.

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