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I read alot about dropper rigs being used. Can anyone tell me what a dropper rig looks like? How to make them? What the advantages are to using them?
Thanks up front.

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bobberboy i think they use them on devils lake alot,i believe all they are is a jigging spoon with the treble hook removed.tie it on and take a piece of line tied to the spoon,and then your hook,i think it is more of a attractor than anything, dont believe me,but pretty sure thats what it is

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Yep...Duane's right on track.


Here's a little more detailed info...

What is a Dropper Rig?
Basically, a dropper rig consists of three elements:
1. A “dropper weight” (such as a jigging spoon with no hook that the dropper line can be tied to).
2. A “dropper line” (a piece of fishing line that connects the “dropper weight” to the “dropper lure”).
3. A “dropper lure” (historically a small ice jig or hook).

Sizes of these elements will vary depending on the species you are targeting.

The “dropper weight” gives the rig weight to reach the depths while acting as an attracting device to call fish to your offering. In clear water use a spoon with lots of flash and vibration, in darker or stained water use one with Super-Glo color. Regardless of water clarity, rattles will help alert fish to your offering. Below the spoon a “dropper line” is applied. For the “dropper line”, use something like a Berkley Vanish 100% Fluorocarbon line, because it is virtually invisible to the fish. You'll usually use 2- to 6-inches of line length for most applications, but the fun part is that you can customize the length to fit your situation. Then on the end of the “dropper line” tie a “dropper lure”. This lure is what the fish is actually going to eat. Small jigs work great for panfish. When targeting perch, walleyes or crappies the best solution is a plain hook.

That should pretty much explain it! -- Andy


[This message has been edited by ackotz (edited 02-02-2004).]

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Thanks Guys, I might fool around with the rig to see if its productive in Minnesota

Dave

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I first heard about it on Mille Lacs...used by many when fishing for jumbo perch...some also used it on walleyes too...results aren't guaranteed...by neither is success while fishing! grin.gif

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I've been moored on the sidelines! frown.gif Honeydew list came due, something with Scouts 5 of the last 10 days, move snow, move snow, move snow, start cars, find dough to replace essential but broken fishing gear (HEATER!), fix second hand flashers... Oh, and the Doc put me on a diet with no red meat, sodium or calcium (chronic kidney stones).

Life must get better... I gotta get out and bend a rod! I hope you thought of me while eating Millstone wallies.

[This message has been edited by federline (edited 02-04-2004).]

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i thought of you when i was catching them and eating them,there all gone ,have to get back out there

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