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prefered method for rigging plastics for drop shot

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how do most hook there worms while drop shoting

I personaly have had better luck with a texposed set up

versus nosed hooked. NOT SURE WHY?

I have never actually tried wacky hooking them but a four in.

senko wacky rigged over a drop shot weight could be lethal

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I nose hook whenever I can get away with it. Texposed if bait gets hung up too much. I agree with Tonka, better action with nose hooking.

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whenever i drop shot, it is either wacky rigged or nose hooked. and if i cant get away with nose hooking, i go to Texas rigged weightless or with a bullet weight.

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ok I have a question. I know down here in MO. we drop shot in the trees and brush a lot, works deadly nose hooked or wacky, if you don't mind hangups. My question, where would I use a drop shot rig when I am up there this summer, in the weeds or rocks.

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Simple answer, use it anywhere you want. I find myself using it off weedlines, over rocks or on dropoffs. Pretty much any place away from the weeds since I dont think my setup would be effective at turning a fish in the weeds.

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Hiya -

I nose hook probably 95% of the time. Easier to control how much the bait moves vs wacky rigging, and I think I get better hooking too. I rarely Texas rig, even around weeds. If you're careful you can shimmy and worm a drop shot through some pretty thick stuff, especially if you don't try to move too fast.

One nose-hooking tip... Instead of running the hook through the bait like you were nose-hooking a minnow or leech (through the bottom of the nose, and out the top), insert the hook about 1/16" back from the nose, then bring the point out the center of the nose so the bait is kind of riding the point not down at the bend. For some reason it really seems to cut down line twist...

Cheers,

Rob Kimm

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for the most part I use a Stand Out hook, and will thread the plastic on. This gives me the best action and keeps twisting to a minimum.

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