Introduction: How to Rig a Dropshot for Bass Fishing
What you need:
-Spinning rod and reel
-8 pound fluorocarbon leader
-Scissors or line clippers
-Dropshot or wacky rig hook
-1/4 or 3/8 ounce dropshot weight
-Any soft plastic worm or stick bait
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Step 1: Hold the Leader Line and Main Line Together (parallel to Each Other)
- Overlap the ends of lines to be joined. Take the end of the line from the left and double back and make 3 to 4 wraps around both lines and through the loop that was formed. Pull tag end to tighten.
- Repeat with the end of the line on the left making the same number of wraps unless tying with braided line in which you should double the number of wraps.
Step 2: Make Sure You WET the Knot Before Cinching Tight (this Prevents Line Twists)
- You have now tied two Uni knots. Pull the standing lines in opposite direction to slide the two knots together.
- Clip the tag ends close to the knot.
Step 3: Threading Line Through the Hook Eye
- Make sure that you leave 12-15 inches of line through the hook after threading it through
- The extra line is where the dropshot weight will be attached
Step 4: Tying the Hook to the Line
- With the extra line, create a loop near the hook
- Take the hook and put it through the loop 3-5 times
- Pull the tag ends until the knot is almost tight
- WET the knot before cinching tight
- The hook should be perpendicular to your line
Step 5: Attaching the Dropshot Weight
- At the end of the extra line that is left, thread the line through the metal spacer that is located at the top of the weight
- Pull the line to make sure the weight is secure to the line
- Cut the excess line of off the weight
Step 6: Choose a Quality Soft Plastic Worm
- Use light, natural colored soft plastics for clear water or sunny days
- Use very bright or very dark soft plastics for dirty water or cloudy days
Step 7: Nose Hook the Soft Plastic
- Nose hooking the soft plastic is very simple
- Take the top of the work and slide the hook into the side of the top of worm
- Make sure your hook point is pointing directly into the worms nose