How do you guys think a weight like this for drifting
Tie onto a 3 way swivel and use for a drift weight, they come all the way up to 1 ounce. They have a line clip and loop it around a couple times and you could tie it off, You get hung and put a good amount of pressure on it and the line clip just cuts the line and your good to go. I got a crude drawing from my laptop of what I am talking about. DO you think it would work good as an easy convienence and roll through the rocks better???
LoL... I see your as good with PAINT as I am!!! I have a couple of guys that use drop shot weights for side drifting weights.... though I'm not sure if its as ecenomical as pencil lead...... but ya never know it may just catch on ....
I know a few people that have used these the last couple of years during Coho season casting Dick Nites. They seem to work fairly well for that because you can change out the weight so fast, but you are not really drifting these along the bottom. I think for drift fishing they may hang up quite a bit.
I use them and like them, but only for drift fishing. I use a heavy duty snap swivel ( 50-80lb) in between my lleader and mainline. I don't tie any line to the snap itself, just pretend like it isn't even there and tie it like a regular barrel swivel. Then just use the snap to clip on the weight. What is nice is the drop shot weight will roll on it's own and help prevent snags to some degree.
I'm with Roady, I think I will be trying the slinkies too. After reading the other post and now knowing that Swanny uses them I will give them a try. Don't know anything about the drop shot weights, I have some, dont think I've used them or if I did, they didn't make an impression one way or the other. conf:
You don't need a three-way swivel for these; use a barrel swivel and leave one inch of line when you tie your knots. Clip the weight to the line next to the knot on the barrel swivel. And no wraps around the clip are necessary; just poke the line through the clip opening, and then slide the line up the eye and it pinches on.
A little tip: after tying the knot and leaving an inch or two of tag line, use the weight to trim your line to the length you want instead of clippers. Slide the line up the clip where you want it cut, until it cuts the line to length. No clipper necessary, and it is quick (QuickDrops), and then you have preset the gap in the clip perfectly for the diameter of line you are using. Then reattach the weight on the remaining line.
Slinkies are great in slow moving water, and they are the most snag resistant of all options, but you can't feel bottom composition with them which puts you at a disadvantage, and they are bulky and can spook wary steelhead. QuickDrops rarely snag, and if they do you still get back your hook, corkie, leader, swivel, etc, and you clip on a new weight and are fishing much quicker. QuickDrops also let you change sizes to match flow conditions much faster than changing slinkies, and much easier. When it is easy you are more likely to change weight sizes which will improve your catch rate.