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Originally Posted by wt bash View Post
Not to get off subject here but what is drop shotting?
Drop shotting was developed by Bass tournament anglers from the West coast. It involves taking a hook and palomar knotting it on with the tag end being left long. Done right the hook with the tag end being pulled down and the running line pulled up, the hook stands straight out from the line with the barb up. If you tie it on wrong, you can run the tag end back down through the eye and fix the goof up without retying. Then on the end of line, you use a special drop shot weight. It has a small pinched top loop of wire you run the line through, end then push it into the pinched part. No knots needed and it can be moved. Typically you hook a plastic bait like a small plastic minnow or twister, etc. on the hook. End only. Then with the weight setting on the bottom, twitch the rod tip and make the nearly weightless bait dance like it's alive. You can mimmick this with a fly rod by tying your fly on in the same manner and placing a split shot on the end of the tag end. You may need to tie an overhand knot in the end of the leader to keep from casting the split shot off. You then need to do it more like Czech Nymphing, but instead of the nymph being heavy, the weight is on the end of the leader. Some purist fly anglers may see this as sort of cheating, but then again some may say the same about Czech Nymphing. I don't, not a purist.
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