Drop shot tag length?

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  1. dmorgan3

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    Weight-12" line-hook-12" line-swivel-braid
     
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    It sounds like the rigging is like this?

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    Where the sinker dropper line and leader dropper are line are 12" each.
    Is this the way you guys are setting up?
    I think this can be used in salt as well.
    I've also seen using a knot instead of the 3-way swivel.
     
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    Are you saying your leader is actually 2 feet total?
     
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    This works in fresh water and on clear sandy bottoms on flats. I've caught a lot of halibut, sand bass and some yellow tail using this. I'm 95% a saltwater guy. In MB on the heavily vegetated(algae infested) coves, you may catch some fish, but you will spend a lot of time pulling algae out of your swivels. The less places for algae and seaweed to catch on the better. IMHO
     
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    A drop shot does not have a dropper line. The step by step procedure I use is:
    1. Tie main line (braid) to a regular (2 way) swivel
    2. Tie fluorocarbon line to the swivel (slightly over 2' will be needed)
    3. Tie hook to line 1' from swivel with Palomar knot and bring the tag end thru eye
    4. Put sinker on 1' from hook (2' from swivel). Trim excess line past sinker.
     
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    That's what I was thinking and it makes sense that way, I think I'll put a small round piece of red pipe cleaner right near the swivel so that I won't reel past the swivel and then I'll put some fish attractant on the red pipe cleaner. Thanks for your th info on your setup
     
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