Warning: Zend OPcache API is restricted by "restrict_api" configuration directive in /usr/www/users/ultimaqz/Sources/Load.php on line 2792 Warning: Zend OPcache API is restricted by "restrict_api" configuration directive in /usr/www/users/ultimaqz/Sources/Load.php on line 2792 Print Page - NEW DROPSHOT RIG FOR KOB

ULTIMATE ANGLING - the Ultimate SA Fishing website

General Angling Topics => Dropshot fishing => Topic started by: Duded on April 04, 2018, 11:49:19 AM

Title: NEW DROPSHOT RIG FOR KOB
Post by: Duded on April 04, 2018, 11:49:19 AM
CHARLIE FROM AUBREY DA GAMA LURES IN PLETT HAS DEVELOPED A DROPSHOT RIG THAT CAN BE FISHED ANYWHERE AT ANY SPEED AND IS CATCHING KOB IN PLACES THAT ONLY THE BAIT FISHERMAN HAVE BEEN ABLE TO FISH IN THE PAST. THE RESULTS HAVE BEEN SPECTACULAR AS THESE PICS SHOW.
HE DOES 2 TYPES, ONE IS RIGGED WITH A TRACE AND SWIVEL SO THAT YOU CAN TIE STRAIGHT ON TO LEADER OR MAIN LINE AND ANOTHER FOR CLIPPING ON WITH A LURE CLIP OR TYING TO THE END OF LEADER.
 HE MAKES THEM IN VARIOUS SIZES WITH 1,1.5,2.0 AND 3oz SINKERS AND VARIOUS PADDLETAILS RANGING FROM 4 INCH TO 6 INCH.
Title: Re: NEW DROPSHOT RIG FOR KOB
Post by: hrogers on April 04, 2018, 12:21:31 PM
Nice catches!! - Thanks for sharing
Title: Re: NEW DROPSHOT RIG FOR KOB
Post by: PatrickH on April 05, 2018, 11:23:06 PM
 I am in Plett from 7 April. Where can I get some. ?
Title: Re: NEW DROPSHOT RIG FOR KOB
Post by: Duded on April 06, 2018, 10:00:10 AM
Contact Charlie on 0827802984
Title: Re: NEW DROPSHOT RIG FOR KOB
Post by: Duded on April 06, 2018, 12:01:28 PM
Clip-on Version.
Title: Re: NEW DROPSHOT RIG FOR KOB
Post by: Duded on April 06, 2018, 12:05:53 PM
All caught on rockless paddletails.
Title: Re: NEW DROPSHOT RIG FOR KOB
Post by: philter on April 06, 2018, 12:38:13 PM
Nice fish, thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: NEW DROPSHOT RIG FOR KOB
Post by: Rory mundy on April 06, 2018, 12:43:34 PM
cant see how this would make any difference compared to a standard drop shot hook?
what am i not seeing here?
Title: Re: NEW DROPSHOT RIG FOR KOB
Post by: HooknCook on April 06, 2018, 12:56:14 PM
Werries, I think its to do with the Pulling point! With a normal Jighead often the point gets stuck in a small crack or under a rock whereas with these u pull the end of the "Jighead" up and not from just behind like a conventional jighead....not sure it makes sense
Title: Re: NEW DROPSHOT RIG FOR KOB
Post by: Nooduck on April 06, 2018, 01:18:34 PM
This design is most definately less prone to get stuck when fishing from the bricks.
The owner of McCarthy lures fished with a similar design in December and he lost 1/4 of the amount that we lost whilst fishing with the "traditional" head.


The only thing is that you have to cut the paddle tail for the hook to fit inside the body.
Title: Re: NEW DROPSHOT RIG FOR KOB
Post by: Visenvryheid on April 06, 2018, 03:15:28 PM
Why does no one fish drop shot "drop shot"? The term has come to mean fishing fluke or paddletail in the sea or salt on jighead but the term comes from bass fishing and refers to fishing fluke, paddletail or whatever in a certain manner and the history is that it was apparently invented by saltwater fishermen in japan tied with a three way swivel and then taken to america by bass pros and evolved into the palomar version used today.


(https://www.netknots.com/application/files/4114/5811/0537/drop-shot-rig.jpg)

From www.netknots.com (http://www.netknots.com)

What is the main difference between this above rig and a standard bass plastic "texas rig"? The egg/bullet sinker is fixed as opposed to sliding but same same, different to a jighead for sure but there are jigheads available already with the jighead detached to the hook in a complete rig in a narrow snagless profile.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_rig (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_rig)

(https://d32swstyppi9nx.cloudfront.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/texas-rig-header-862x451.jpg)

https://mysterytacklebox.com/blog/texas-rig-101-need-know-t-rig/ (https://mysterytacklebox.com/blog/texas-rig-101-need-know-t-rig/)

As opposed to..
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carolina_rig (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carolina_rig)

Technically speaking your cob rig is a type of "texpose rig" with the hook point exposed, a texas rig is fished weedless with the hook point ever so slightly buried, which is how my bass fisherman pro mate fishes plastic for cobbies, with a texas rigged egg (or heres a secret, with 2 small eggs sliding in front of hook for the clapper clapper sound/vibration as you retrieve which bass and cob love).

https://web.facebook.com/103368173060766/photos/a.107103266020590.11372.103368173060766/1121950547869185/?type=3&_fb_noscript=1 (https://web.facebook.com/103368173060766/photos/a.107103266020590.11372.103368173060766/1121950547869185/?type=3&_fb_noscript=1)

Look at the ones middle right..I am not affiliated with them at all, just putting it out there that similar further evolved versions of the "fixed texas rig" jigheads are already out there..what advantage they give one over a texas rig or a keel weight on the hook as bass fishermen already use (http://moanerhooks.com/news/keel-weighted-baits-what-are-you-missing/ (http://moanerhooks.com/news/keel-weighted-baits-what-are-you-missing/)), I don't know?

http://www.basilmanning.co.za/mad-mullet-weedless-m-jig-head-330540.html?cat=2610 (http://www.basilmanning.co.za/mad-mullet-weedless-m-jig-head-330540.html?cat=2610)

Back to dropshotting..

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dropshotting (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dropshotting)

I still wonder why no one fishes drop shot as drop shot is intended, with all the jighead styles and texas rig, one looses the advantage that drop shot gives which is that the sinker or weight (shot) is dropped below the plastic so the plastic swims a foot or so above the bottom with nothing impeding its action and so spends more time in the strike zone and is more lifelike in action. Typically a palomar knot is used and the sinker tied to the tag end and the knot makes the hook sit point up when knot is tied correctly and a breakaway overhand knot tied just above sinker. There are even drop shot sinkers available overseas for this type of rig with a clip that just clips on the tag end and a very narrow profile to not snag..I've used these before drop shotting for bass but would just use a cheap narrow egg that I can get for R1 an oz..

(https://www.tacklescout.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Lunker-City-Bakudan-Skinny-Drop-Shot-Weight-e1463748801563.png)

https://mysterytacklebox.com/blog/drop-shot-fishing-101-unraveling-the-mystery-of-the-drop-shot-rig/ (https://mysterytacklebox.com/blog/drop-shot-fishing-101-unraveling-the-mystery-of-the-drop-shot-rig/)
http://www.fishing-headquarters.com/drop-shot-like-its-hot/ (http://www.fishing-headquarters.com/drop-shot-like-its-hot/)
https://mythiklures.com/drop-shot-fishing-secrets/ (https://mythiklures.com/drop-shot-fishing-secrets/)     
https://www.bassmaster.com/tips/how-matt-lee-chooses-drop-shot-weights (https://www.bassmaster.com/tips/how-matt-lee-chooses-drop-shot-weights)
https://www.tacklewarehouse.com/guides/dropshot.html (https://www.tacklewarehouse.com/guides/dropshot.html)
https://www.tacklescout.com/drop-shot-fishing-tips/ (https://www.tacklescout.com/drop-shot-fishing-tips/)
And then to quote Berkley " http://www.berkley-fishing.com/Berkley-ae-drop-shotting-for-idiots.html  (http://www.berkley-fishing.com/Berkley-ae-drop-shotting-for-idiots.html)"

"This whole drop shotting technique is not rocket science. Don't make it   that way. Keep it simple and pay attention to what the fish are telling   you. Drop shotting will open up a whole new way of
  catching bass while adding some weight to your catches. It sure as heck has mine."

If you want to get fancy, some bass fishermen will rig a double hook drop shop and use two different colours or plastics to see what the fish are preferring for the day or to catch multiple fish from a shoal which would get a bit too mal with large cob haha..

(https://mythiklures.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/drop-shot-double-rig-3-ways-2-750px.jpg)

Cob are like bass in the sea. what applies to bass applies to cob, most cob artificial techniques have come from bass fishing, we in SA just seem to have missed the point of what drop shot is and it has spawned an entire industry which seems to be very crowded indeed haha.. Nothing that one cannot achieve with a large fluke/worm hook, a palomar knot and a teardrop sinker though or 2 smaller egg sinkers and fishing them as intended would probably catch even more fish and snag even less than the fancy stuff. But what do I know, the only cob I've hooked on artificial were on tin keel spinners and an 8/0 kendal round.

 :-) sry w;k

Title: Re: NEW DROPSHOT RIG FOR KOB
Post by: carll on April 06, 2018, 08:56:43 PM
Great post Vis..
Title: Re: NEW DROPSHOT RIG FOR KOB
Post by: LGF on April 06, 2018, 09:44:28 PM
Great Post, but the salty’s calling a jighead “dropshotting” is a battle fought and lost here many a time, so we that know what is called what have given up on educating the masses :creep: :crzy :hyst:
Title: Re: NEW DROPSHOT RIG FOR KOB
Post by: LGF on April 06, 2018, 09:54:29 PM
And you are so spot on concerning the deadly effectiveness of a “Real” dropshot rig and especially for Bass (Cob as mentioned). It is truly a bait that will put fish on the boat when you’ve thrown everything at everything and didn’t any reaction.


Comps with small bags are normally won with this technique, crazy that the salt fishos hasn’t caught up on the benefits!
SimplePortal 2.3.7 © 2008-2020, SimplePortal