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Drop Shot fishing with flies

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1 Drop Shot fishing with flies on Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:35 pm

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Ok I read this in an article and decided to look it up. I tie my own flies and seemed that is would be worth a try here is a link to an article about this.

Has anyone done this yet and if so did it work, I mean I am sure it will work but what is you experiance using this method. Thumbs Up
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2 Re: Drop Shot fishing with flies on Fri Nov 12, 2010 9:38 pm

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Thank you sir never thought of tring this I will read it over, so you tie flies cool.

3 Re: Drop Shot fishing with flies on Tue Nov 16, 2010 3:38 pm

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Uh very interesting this may have work at Yorba for me just the other day. We could even use the mini jigs in the same fashion you think Thumbs Up

4 Re: Drop Shot fishing with flies on Fri Nov 19, 2010 10:04 am

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I tried this a few times no luck for me would like to see how it works for you guys.

5 Re: Drop Shot fishing with flies on Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:16 am

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Hey Tommyboy have not seen you for a while and no have not tried this yet either.

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6 Re: Drop Shot fishing with flies on Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:12 pm

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This sounds like a question Rudy would be asking lol

7 Re: Drop Shot fishing with flies on Sun Jan 30, 2011 8:07 am

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:This sounds like a question Rudy would be asking lol

lol

Hmm... drop shotting on the fly? strange stuff man.

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8 Re: Drop Shot fishing with flies on Sun Jan 30, 2011 9:21 am

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I remember this article from a couple years ago. I understand the concept much better now than I did then. There are so many techniques out there and it seems to come down to thinking outside the box.

9 Re: Drop Shot fishing with flies on Wed Jul 29, 2015 8:07 pm

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Jeff and all,

I have tried flies on the drop shot, it all depends on the species/fly/time of year and all that.

I initially tried it after using the "bounce rig" on the Provo successfully, and thinking that such a simple alteration of putting the weights below the flies worked there on the river, I tried it with small wooly buggers. I think the biggest adjustment is learning what movement the fish wants, for example on some Uinta lakes the jerking/jigging motion was hot, and others they just liked it suspended. Kinda stupid to toss a wooly out and let it sit there, but it was working so I went with it. The 'bounce rig' really changed my view on rigging up for sub-surface fly fishing.

I have only used this on rookies, rainbows, and grayling. I think it would be a great saltwater application, especially in difficult current situations where even full sink flyline is getting pushed around.

I have heard tell of dudes using flies this way with spin gear, which may also work really well especially in saltwater...!

10 Re: Drop Shot fishing with flies on Wed Jul 29, 2015 8:10 pm

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Also, I didn't quite use the usual drop shot knot either. I like to tie a double surgeon with a long tag end (you choose whether top tag or bottom, both have advantages) and just tie the fly to that tag. This presents a more free-moving fly, similar to the "bounce rig" used in nymphing. It doesn't give you the direct connectivity that a normal drop shot setup does in that your hook isn't directly in line with the main line. Works pretty dang good though in my experiences!

11 Re: Drop Shot fishing with flies on Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:04 pm

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I just saw this older post.. I have been using this technique for big Bluegills, Redears and crappie at Lake Perris for several years now. But I have about 12 inches or so of "leader" line with a dark wet fly or nymph coming out from the main line. I have a size 7 split shot at the bottom of the tag end, which is about 18 inches below the "leader". When I slowly move along in my float tube, the split shot drags on the lake bottom with the fly 18 inches above it. I used to paint the split shot with a bright fluorescent yellow to get the fish's attention, but I would get too many Bluegill grabbing that instead of the bait. I would use a small jig instead of a split shot, but it would get snagged or get weeds and mud on it. By the way I use 2 pound test mono almost exclusively.

12 Re: Drop Shot fishing with flies on Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:53 am

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Ya I could see the fish taking interest in the split-shot over the fly they are like that LOL.


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13 Re: Drop Shot fishing with flies on Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:06 pm

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I always say ill try it but dont haha..my buddy has given me flies to try out and i always end up with Zoom flukes on instead haha...think ill give it a shot this week..

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