I have alot of split shot #2 weights(1/4 ounce) that I ran across in an old tackle box. Does it effect the presentation of the drop shot rig if I use these instead of the clip-on or tie on mushroom style weights?
It shouldn't matter at all... Ive used every type of weight possible for dropshottin....It's just some have a tendancy to get hung up more than others. I have been using Del's brass ones and they are great.
Somebody help me out with this. I guess I just don't get the concept of why you need to use a light weight for dropshot'n. Everyone always says, "Don't move the weight, just the worm" Wouldn't this be easier to do, if you had a heavy weight that would stay on the bottom easier? It just seems to me that it would be very difficult to keep a 1/4 oz or less weight from coming off the bottom if you boat or the wind was moving at all.
hey serpico, whatever works for you, pig sticker lighter weight helps you to better detect that "pressure bite". also it seems like the heavier weight the less "swimmers" you get also. 1/4 is the heaviest i go.
there are a few different ways to fish dropshot, some guys drag it, some guys bump it, some guys toss it up on the bank and shake it back and some guys leave it in one spot.
The lighter the weight you use the less snags you will get. we have real rocky bottom and some bruch at the bottom of the lakes the weight will lodge in between the rocks and snap off. as far as the bushs well the exposed hooks will catch those :wink:
I dont drag my dropshot at all, even in heavy wind, if your up in the front of the boat even in heavy wind you can use a 3/16 weight.
Sometimes I like to be on the bottom and feel it so I use a 1/2 oz