Hello Youtube and welcome to my channel! In this episode I will be giving you a tip to turn the standard drop shot rig into one of the most versatile rigs in your arsenal. We will do this by overcoming the major limitation of the drop shot rig which is the time it takes to re-rig whenever you want to adjust the length of the leader.
So, if you want to learn how to turn your regular drop shot rig into an ADJUSTABLE drop shot rig, don’t go away it’s all coming right up. In your standard drop shot rig you basically attach the thin wire hook to the line using a Palomar knot.
We all probably know that right? Then you leave some tag end and then at the end of that tag end this is where you attach your weight. Unfortunately, if you decide to change the length of this leader you have to basically undo the whole rig and do it again which can get pretty time-consuming if you do it multiple times a day.
This is exactly where the adjustable drop shot rig comes in. So to rig the adjustable drop shot rig you’re gonna need a set of bobber stops You need of course a weight, the thin wire hook and the bait that you want to use.
The way you do it is instead of fixing the hook to the line through a Palomar knot what we’re gonna do is we’re gonna use bobber stops. So you take the first bobber stop, you feed it through the line, right? So now we have here the first bobber stop then you slide the hook in.
This is where you would normally use the Palomar knot. Well, we’re not gonna use any knots here. You slide the hook next, so what we have so far is basically a bobber stop, a hook, and then we’re gonna use another bobber stop.
We slide the second bobber stop, slide it into the line, and now your hook can stay in place. Finally, we basically rig our weight just like we always do. So here we finalize putting the weight, we cut the excess line and we’ve basically configure the adjustable drop shot rig.
So what’s going to happen here when you hook a fish, this hook is going to slide down towards the weight. This the key part of this rig. You have to make sure that the knot you used to fix the weight to the line, is a very good knot.
This is now what’s going to give strength to this whole rig. The knot between the line and the weight is crucial now. I know some people like to use these type of weights where you just slide the line through and you don’t actually tie any knots and so I would not recommend using these.
If you decide to use this this type of weights then you wanna have to actually tie a knot to make the connection between the line and the weight to be really, really strong. So this is the adjustable drop shot rig.
As you can see if you decide to change leader length all you have to do is slide the hook to wherever to wherever you want without having to re-rig so this is gonna save you a lot of time. Let’s say that you decide to increase the length of the leader you just slide the hook up, fish it, and then if that leader length didn’t work for you, you wanna maybe reduce it you just slide it down –in seconds.
So rather than taking a couple of minutes maybe three four or five minutes to re-rig this whole thing you can just change or you can adjust the length of your leader in the blink of an eye. So there you have it guys.
This is the adjustable drop shot rig. I hope this tip is useful for you. if you like the video as always like and subscribe and I’ll see you in the next one. Take care.