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Old October 18th, 2006, 01:31 AM posted to rec.outdoors.fishing.bass
Ronnie
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Default Drop Shot rod

I got one of Steve's drop shot rods, partly because RichZ said they
were the best he had used. Last weekend I caught about 15 bass on it -
loved it. It really does make a difference when dropshotting. Would not
have beleived the rod could make that much difference feeling the fish
since I keep my trigger finger on the line, but it did. Thanks Steven
and Rich!

I was using 8 pound PLine Flouroclear, red #1 Standout drop shot hook
and 1/5 ounceMojo weights. I think I will stick with that rig even tho
in the past I have just used #1 offset hooks and bullet sinkers pegged
to the end of the line.

Most of the fish I caught were small spots 11 to 13 inches and they
were holding in 26 feet of water in brush. I did get on a school of 11
inch largemouth in 28 feet of water under a school of shad - was
surprised to catch such small bass so deep.

Ronnie
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Old October 18th, 2006, 02:29 AM posted to rec.outdoors.fishing.bass
Steve @ OutdoorFrontiers
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"Ronnie" wrote in message
oups.com...
I got one of Steve's drop shot rods, partly because RichZ said they
were the best he had used. Last weekend I caught about 15 bass on it -
loved it. It really does make a difference when dropshotting. Would not
have beleived the rod could make that much difference feeling the fish
since I keep my trigger finger on the line, but it did. Thanks Steven
and Rich!

I was using 8 pound PLine Flouroclear, red #1 Standout drop shot hook
and 1/5 ounceMojo weights. I think I will stick with that rig even tho
in the past I have just used #1 offset hooks and bullet sinkers pegged
to the end of the line.

Most of the fish I caught were small spots 11 to 13 inches and they
were holding in 26 feet of water in brush. I did get on a school of 11
inch largemouth in 28 feet of water under a school of shad - was
surprised to catch such small bass so deep.


Dang, I'm glad to hear you like the rod. I always worry when I send a rod
out until I hear a report back.

Congratulations on your success.
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Old October 18th, 2006, 04:21 AM posted to rec.outdoors.fishing.bass
RichZ
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Steve @ OutdoorFrontiers wrote:
"Ronnie" wrote in message
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I got one of Steve's drop shot rods, partly because RichZ said they
were the best he had used.


yada yada yada


Dang, I'm glad to hear you like the rod. I always worry when I send a rod
out until I hear a report back.


Actually Steve, that reminds me. I broke my backup DS rod (my old
allstar, not the Huber) a couple weeks ago, and feel naked with just one
in the boat. You up to building?
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Old October 18th, 2006, 01:01 PM posted to rec.outdoors.fishing.bass
Rodney Long
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Default Drop Shot rod

Ronnie wrote:

I was using 8 pound PLine Flouroclear, red #1 Standout drop shot hook
and 1/5 ounceMojo weights. I think I will stick with that rig even tho
in the past I have just used #1 offset hooks and bullet sinkers pegged
to the end of the line.



Ronnie may I suggest using the Mojo Rock Hopper weight drop shotting,
although it is a bit more complicated to attach for drop shotting, you
loose 20 times fewer weights.

To attach a Rock Hopper for drop shotting you run the line through the
weight, then tie a loop knot in the end of the line, place this loop
around the bottom of the weight and slide it up to the hole



--
Rodney Long,
Inventor of the Mojo SpecTastic "WIGGLE" rig, SpecTastic Thread,
Boomerang Fishing Pro. ,Stand Out Hooks ,Stand Out Lures,
Mojo's Rock Hopper & Rig Saver weights, and the EZKnot
http://www.ezknot.com
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Old October 18th, 2006, 11:21 PM posted to rec.outdoors.fishing.bass
Ronnie
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Default Drop Shot rod

I lost only one weight in two days so it was not much of a problem. I
was surprised how much I liked the ease of hooking up the drop shot
weight. It was thrown off a few times by fish while trying to unhook
them and it really hooked back up easily.

Ronnie

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Rodney Long wrote:
Ronnie wrote:

I was using 8 pound PLine Flouroclear, red #1 Standout drop shot hook
and 1/5 ounceMojo weights. I think I will stick with that rig even tho
in the past I have just used #1 offset hooks and bullet sinkers pegged
to the end of the line.



Ronnie may I suggest using the Mojo Rock Hopper weight drop shotting,
although it is a bit more complicated to attach for drop shotting, you
loose 20 times fewer weights.

To attach a Rock Hopper for drop shotting you run the line through the
weight, then tie a loop knot in the end of the line, place this loop
around the bottom of the weight and slide it up to the hole



--
Rodney Long,
Inventor of the Mojo SpecTastic "WIGGLE" rig, SpecTastic Thread,
Boomerang Fishing Pro. ,Stand Out Hooks ,Stand Out Lures,
Mojo's Rock Hopper & Rig Saver weights, and the EZKnot
http://www.ezknot.com


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Old October 19th, 2006, 12:37 AM posted to rec.outdoors.fishing.bass
Rodney Long
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Default Drop Shot rod

Ronnie wrote:
I lost only one weight in two days so it was not much of a problem. I
was surprised how much I liked the ease of hooking up the drop shot
weight. It was thrown off a few times by fish while trying to unhook
them and it really hooked back up easily.


Were you using the pineapple or the drop shot Mojo weight ?

If your not fishing in rocks you won't loose many, but if you are,
chances are high you can loose a bunch of them

I started rigging the Rock Hopper for drop shotting, even though I've
got tons of the Mojo drop shot, and pineapple weights, I just don't like
to put weights on, regardless how easy it is :-)
--
Rodney Long,
Inventor of the Mojo SpecTastic "WIGGLE" rig, SpecTastic Thread,
Boomerang Fishing Pro. ,Stand Out Hooks ,Stand Out Lures,
Mojo's Rock Hopper & Rig Saver weights, and the EZKnot
http://www.ezknot.com
 




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