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12-20-2011 08:53 PM
basserone
Re: My New Drop Shot Rig

Line twist has been almost non-existant ever since I started running a 10 lb. test (2 lb. test dia.) Power Pro braid main line with a 10 ft. 6 or 8 lb. test Yozuri Hybrid leader (top shot).
12-20-2011 04:52 PM
steve reed mft
Re: My New Drop Shot Rig

I'm always trying to find little tricks to improve upon techniques so I applaud the resourcefulness. Great illustrations too.

In this particular case, however, I just believe there is not a discernible benefit and the variables to consider are far too great.
12-20-2011 03:49 PM
Marty
Re: My New Drop Shot Rig

A wheel turns if you go fast or slow. On the retrieve of the Drop Shot the worm will rotate around the line. By allowing the hook to be freewheeling around the line, the line will not twist but the worm will still rotate.

I have to get me some of those VMC Spin shot Drop shot Hooks.
12-20-2011 12:13 AM
Greg Cornish
Re: My New Drop Shot Rig

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Originally Posted by basserone
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cornfish
I'm still trying to figure out worm spin.
DUH!!!!! Worm spins around in a circle as it is reeled back in....doesn't seem all that hard to figure out!!!
Not mine, where do you buy these spinning worms? Maybe you need to slow your retrieve.



12-20-2011 12:03 AM
basserone
Re: My New Drop Shot Rig

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Originally Posted by Cornfish
I'm still trying to figure out worm spin.
DUH!!!!! Worm spins around in a circle as it is reeled back in....doesn't seem all that hard to figure out!!!
12-19-2011 08:48 PM
Greg Cornish
Re: My New Drop Shot Rig

I'm still trying to figure out worm spin.



12-19-2011 08:42 PM
basserone
Re: My New Drop Shot Rig

How about this idea......

Catch more fish BEFORE your line has a chance to twist

12-19-2011 12:53 PM
lancer
Re: My New Drop Shot Rig

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Originally Posted by Brambo
You know what stops line twist on a drop shot rod is a 681 Powell casting rod. Other than fall baits, tubes ECT. I use a really light baitcasters with a mg or core reel. I can throw a 16th ounce dart head on a 4" worm just as far and more accurate. I am so sick of spinning rod nightmare's right now I would love to just get all light baitcasters.

I've been using shimano scorpion 1001 reels with 4-6 # florocarbon for years and you are totally right! You can cast small lightweight lures really far and the reel itself will reduce if not eliminate line twist. if you reel it in too fast it still twists a little bit but then i would add a #10 spro power swivel about 18-24" above the hook like i do on my spinning rods. I haven't stopped using my spinning combos yet though i still like the sensitivity of my 701 rod can feel the bass breathe on it almost.
12-19-2011 10:43 AM
oldschool
Re: My New Drop Shot Rig

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Originally Posted by Cornfish
Quote:
Originally Posted by Johnny G
Nice designs, but it's not the hook that causes line twist, its the sinker dragging over the bottom - twisting this way and that over structure. This arrangement would do nothing for line twist.
The worm spinning causes most of the line "twisting" when sinking down and reeled up. Most drop shot weights have a swivel incorporated in the sinker to reduce line twist. Spin shot hook works great to reduce line twist and allow the work more action with very little movement.
Tom
edited; added "twisting". Wacking hooking a worm also reduces the worm spin.
12-19-2011 03:20 AM
Greg Cornish
Re: My New Drop Shot Rig

I think they are making sinkers with swivels on them. I was in Tackle it the other day and Ed laid a new style spring loaded drop shot sinker on me to try. Hope to give it a shot this week. The design is cool and appears to be something that won't hang on structure nearly as much.



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