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Dropshot rig - anyone had success?

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    Posted: 12 May 2008 at 8:53am
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Hi

I have read about a soft bait rig called the dropshot rig.  It is effectively a dropper or ledger rig for SB in that the sinker goes onto the very bottom of the fluro carbon and the lure is attached using a palomar knot to the fluro carbon about 6 inches above the sinker. 

So its like a ledger rig BUT the bait has its nose hard against the main line.

They say you can use 2 SB on one line with this.

Anyone had any luck using this style?  Obviously it allows heavier sinkers at the bottom of your rig if needed.


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I tried it ages ago and successfully got busted off everytime. No doubt it was probably me with a palomar that wasn't up to scratch but its it looked right and was always pulled up plenty of spit etc. I actually had better success with a ledger rig and shorter say 50mm droppers than I did with drop shotting and no bust offs.
 
I think deep water rigs like the jig star swivel heads and now the new synits rigs have made it much more effective to fishing the deep so I just don't find the need to use the drop shotting.
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I have used them occasionally, tend to have a heavier jighead on the bottom to double your chances. 
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I made a couple for trying out where we find a ledger rig with bait on it is working. I use 2 #5 split rings, the top one has the worm hook on it and is also where I clip on the genie clip attached to my leader. The "bottom" ring has a bit of trace tied to it and the sinker on the bottom. I caught a real nice snapper ('bout 7lb I guess) when I was out with Damo. Had a #7 worm hook and a 7" pink shine on it, he smashed it as I started to wind her in. I also got a nice little (34cm) snapper on it at the mussel farms near Ta Kouma, #5 hook and a 5" pink shine. Definately not a waste of time to have one in the arsenal to try when b*gger all else is working.
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