1. Drop Shot Storage
2. Drop Shot Components
3. Wacky Drop Shot Rigging
4. QuickDrops for Steelhead

1. Drop Shot Storage

One of the most bothersome things about drop-shotting is untangling your rig after making a run across the lake -- regardless of whether your rod had been strapped down on the deck or stored in the rod locker. Some solve this problem by wrapping a rubber band on the rod handle to tuck the weight under, but I hate the way they always seem to break at the "wrong" time. And the rubber bands always seem to end up right under my hand where they feel as uncomfortable as the pea under the mattress of the princess!

Several years ago I had a breakthrough that solved this storage dilemma -- it was a drop-shotting epiphany, and the solution is so simple that you'll wonder why you never thought of it!

When it is time to store your drop-shot rod, simply hook your drop-shot weight, and then place the hook in your hook-keeper or line guide. Most drop shot weights have a line clip you can easily slip over the point of your drop-shot hook. With the weight resting in the bend of your hook it won't bounce around and tangle your line once you place the hook in the line guide and tighten your reel.

When your arrive at the next honey-hole, just pull the wight down to release the hook from the line guide, and slip the weight off the hook point and you're ready to fish!

2. Drop Shot Components


Drop Shot Components:

3. Wacky Drop Shot Rigging


Wacky Rigging

3. QuickDrops for Steelhead


Steelhead Rigging

 


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