Re: Tips from the Fish-N-Fool on my new idea "The craw weight dropshot rig"
The hooks are "stand out" hooks. Great drop shot hooks.
I do not understand why you would not fish it with a standard tube rig. It seems like this rig would give the fish far more leverage if they hit the bottom lure. With the way the hook is facing and where the weight is placed it would seem like a few good head shakes would throw this set up. Speaking of hook facing... With the line + hook orientation it would seem like fish attempting to hit this lure would strike/bump the line more often than not. It does look rather snag resistant though. I agree that the concept of a 2nd hook for a weight is a great one. I have been using a lighter jig, or a shaky head jig for quite some time in stead of a straight D.S. weight. Where the regulations allow of course. I have found that most often that set up works well when i am fishing "blind". I know fish are in the area, but not sure if they are suspended or bottom hugging. (Yeah yeah i know, get better electronics.) With the jig+d.s. i can cover my bases until i figure out what i need to be throwing. I would assume this would be a similar set up.
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