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i like the imagination i was given because im always coming up with something new like a drop shot fly, i havent seen someone do this yet. i dont have time to test all my ideas, but some of you do and i would like to know if it will become popular

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Hi Jason. I'm not sure what a drop shot fly is. Can you provide a better photo?

The Best,

Bruce

Hey Bruce sorry I didnt get back to you sooner, I tryed cold water winter fishing and i the fish and I were froze. To answer your ? its a rig used for bass fishing that I have know thrown a twist on, to see what the rig looks like try youtube. Instead of a regular hook to add a soft plastic, you replace it with a fly and maybe add a maggot/wax worm or grub.

Using a drop shot to present a nymph or clouser?  That sounds like a good idea!  I've been wanting to use some of my Clouser's to target Crappie, but they're usually to deep for my rig to get to.

Also, drop-shotting nymphs to deep Bluegill might be a good idea.

Well Allen Im glad I could spark a new idea into other folks on here and im confident it will work specially to get down to those crappie

What is a drop shot?

Scott has a photo of it Bruce under his comment, its become a number 1 rig and rated pretty popular for the bass. Now its time to find out if it works for bluegills/crappie and redear. etc!

This is genius! I have to try this.
Here's a pic of the rig: http://content.basspro.com/guides/dropshot/images/hook_line_&_s...

Awesome diagram of the drop shot rig, thanks Scott.

Okay, now I see, thanks. Actually, that would be a new way to fish flies, but I used to fish bait that way years ago. Me and my buddies used that method when we wanted to keep our night crawlers up off of the bottom. I've never seen anybody fish flies that way, but who knows, you just may have something there. Give it a try!

Bruce

This is how I fish crickets, waxworms, and earthworms.  I use a small split shot that will simply slide off the line if it gets hung up on a rock or underwater snag. This is one of my very productive methods that I use while slowly drifting or kicking along in my float tube in 10 to 25 feet of water. I am going to try using cricket flies (thanks Rick!) and small peacock herl flies with this rigging soon.

Yes Jeff I remember this rig and ive used it and like it, it works. You could even put a fly on the end of that. ;)

That little quickly drawn diagram I did below is pretty basic, and primarily used in water that is at least 8 feet deep.  You can however tie on a small wet fly or nymph, in place of a bait hook.  I have used  a size 10 "Zugbug" with good results. Actually any buggy dark pattern will work pretty good.  When you fish in a slow moving float tube or drifting boat, a drop shot fly is very productive.  You can even rig up 2 or 3 flies if you state allows this many hooks on one rod.   

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