Fishing Tackle

How to make a drop shot ?

The drop shot is a technique that is already widespread, but that beginners often fail to master. In a few words, it consists of an insistent fishing with the ballast positioned under the hook. Some explanations are necessary on this subject.

The drop shot rig

It is never too easy to adopt a new technique like this one, but since fishing is a matter of experience, it is always advantageous to get started at some point. It all starts with the rigging. This is a very simple step because all you have to do is to attach the hook to 1 m of the end line with a polar knot. Afterwards, it is necessary to place an elongated lead. To this day, this is the sinker that is considered the best for the drop shot. As a reminder, it is especially important to note that drop shot and pellet are not similar techniques in case you have considered combining the two.

As far as the extended sinker is concerned, it is the one that hooks the least compared to the ball sinker. It is therefore important to know how to use these different types of lead before making your drop shot rig.

The variations of the drop shot rig

In addition, it should be noted that there is also a technique called “double drop”. And apart from that, there is also the live drop. Remember that in France, it is quite possible to fish with two hooks. This is why the double drop can be done. It allows you to fish with more efficiency.

And as for the live drop, it is mainly used by fishermen in crowded environments. It is also very effective to avoid clinging to the bottom. It’s like using the paddle lead, it can turn the situation in your favor. But in any case, it is always according to the place and the type of fishing carried out that it will be necessary to choose the type of drop which is appropriate. The double drop and the sharp drop are for those who are afraid to come back empty-handed from fishing.

Fishing with a drop shot

To do a drop shot, you will also need a reel that activates the way you want it to. We’re not going to mention the paddle lead here because it’s mostly about the braid or nylon and not the lure. As an indication, according to the experiences of fishermen, the braid is much more advantageous with the drop shot.

As far as fishing is concerned, you can do the drop shot on the shore or in a boat, but it depends on your equipment. For shore fishing, you will need a longer rod. And for boat fishing, a 2.10 m rod will be more than enough. Even if it is a rather discreet technique, it is very effective in attracting fish that do not wish to pursue the lure.