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Buckshot dropper spoon

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Anyone know where I can still get some locally metro? I figure I could modify the original Northland buckshot to look like the dropper. Im also tempted to modify the lindy rattle flyer with this concept too.

Has anyone had good success with buckshot dropper?

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would think the chain stores have or will start stocking them. have not used the buckshot dropper, but have recently modified flyers and varmits with a piece of mono and usually a small teardrop jig. would think they would also be a great lure for anytime you use a vertical presentation in open water as well.

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sorry for the cellphone shot....yeah if you already own the Lindy flyer or JB's varmits, just make them yourself. been up on mille lacs all year and have caught eyes, perch, tullibee, and crappie all off this set up. actually you have many more options with the action on the bait if you do make them yourself.

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Just about any spoon will work. My favorite is a plain old Swedish Pimple or a Rattlin Varmit. Gander Mt. usually has tons of buckshots.

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Get some Hali dropper "chains" and attach to your favorite jigging spoon of the day, and clip on whatever jig to the hali dropper.

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I've wondered about those.....are the chains necessary? Will plain old mono droppers work as well?

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Pretty much all I've used on the Tulibee this year.

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That's a great rig. Where can I get these chains & hooks? Local bait shops? Sporting goods store?

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yes to both. I got my chain droppers at Mills. Word of caution with those droppers. Don't horse the fish. Both my dad and I broke ours out Tullibee fishing.

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Andy, the chain is made by Nils-Master. It's called a Hali I think.

Kind of a specialty item, but I've seen them at several different places. I know a couple buddies bought them at Meleens our last trip up to ML.

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I've wondered about those.....are the chains necessary? Will plain old mono droppers work as well?

Yes, mono does work too. It's a matter of convienience I guess. Plus the gold and siver chains might add a little extra flash.

Nice part about mono is that you can make it whatever length you want.

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I use a similar rig to those pictured. Except with flourocarbon and Kali (sp) snaps on the small jig end of the line so I can switch out jigs easily. Also, there is no reason to remove the treble from the spoon as it ads some noise and once in a while a fish will strike the spoon too.

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Swimmer the reason for taking the treble off is because if you keep it on it makes it illegal. I just dont want someone to get a ticket !

Should still fall in the realm of an artifical lure i would think...could be wrong, but i remove the treble anyway because i'd think the dropper would just tangle in the trebble hook.

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The dropper will just tangle in the treble hook. Less likely to catch anything with a tangled up lure.

Even if you fish two lures, it's still two lures as long as you're using the one line where legal to do so.

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The dropper will just tangle in the treble hook. Less likely to catch anything with a tangled up lure.

Even if you fish two lures, it's still two lures as long as you're using the one line where legal to do so.

If you drop it down smoothly, they won't tangle. If it does tangle you can easily see this on your flasher (or in my case, Ice Machine).

So the burning question is: is it legal or not?

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I'm guessing the legality depends on the length of the dropper? If I planned on leaving the treble on ,I'd call the DNR about it first.

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this is what it says on page 9 of the 2011 regs:

anglers may use only one hook. an ariticial lure is considered one hook. a treble hook, when not part of an artificial lure, is considered three hooks and not legal. the exception is that three artificial flies may be used when angling for trout, crappie, sunfish, and rock bass. good luck.

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Well decided to mod some of my own in the meantime. I found some old stinger hooks in my summer tackle. The result was beautiful. Hopefully this will trigger some of the finicky Crappie's to hit when their attracted in from the sound of the rattle.

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You can use this concept on any kind of fish. Works great when the bite is slow...saved a trip to LOTW for me two weeks ago. Main difference between what I was doing and what's posted is that I was using a spoon with a 16-18" flouro leader to a pink hook with a full minnow on it. Raise the spoon/minnow up a foot or two, then jig the spoon down just above the fluttering minnow as it sinks. While others were struggling to catch fish, I was struggling to get the hooks out of their throat!

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