Tim turns to a non-traditional dropshot rig for Fall bass. Not only does he use a swimbait instead of a worm, he also prefers to tie his tungsten dropshot weights to the line instead of using a standard dropshot weight. He explains that smallmouth and spotted bass will often throw traditional dropshot weights off the line during the fight but a tied weight will last much longer. This video is full of small details that make a huge difference so pay close attention to what Tim is teaching.

While the actual method is simple, Tim breaks down 3 key applications for the dropshotted swimbait. He also explains there are two different hooks that work for this technique. The Owner mosquito light is best with higher-end tackle that has been dialed in to absorb the hard runs of big bass. This hook is incredibly sharp but will bend under load if the angler is not experienced with battling big bass. For those with budget tackle that is not as dialed in, or those who simply prefer a heavier wire hook, the Trokar dropshot hook is a phenomenal option. Below is a breakdown of the baits, hooks, weights, and equipment that Tim recommends for this method.

The baits…

-Keitech 3″ Easy Shiner Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2bxJK6H

(Crystal Shad, Tennessee Shad, Silver Flash Minnow)

-Megabass Hazedong 3″ Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2CIwgzt

(Tennessee Shad, Shio Kosho, Ghost Shad)

-Damiki Armor Shad Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2KtPDAT

(Pearl Gill, RP Blue Pearl, Tennessee Shad)

The Hooks…

-Owner Mosquito Light (lighter wire) Size 1: http://bit.ly/2zQVKx3

-Trokar Dropshot Hook (Heavier Wire) Size 1: http://bit.ly/2ahxJOr

Tim’s Favorite Dropshot Spinning Combo…

Rod- G Loomis NRX 822 DSR: http://bit.ly/2dX9zjv

Reel- Shimano Exsence 3000: http://bit.ly/2iMtscV

Line- Sunline XPlasma Asegai Braid 8 lb: http://bit.ly/2OR5i2j

Leader- Sunline Sniper Fluorocarbon 6 lb: http://bit.ly/2p7fxju

Tim’s Favorite Dropshot Casting Combo…

Rod- G Loomis NRX 852C JWR: http://bit.ly/2hedqsq

Reel- Aldebaran MGL: http://bit.ly/2uQ4oH8

Line- 20 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Leader- 8 lb Sunline Sniper: http://bit.ly/2p7fxju

Budget-Friendly Combo…

Rod- Dobyns Fury 702 Med Light Spinning: http://bit.ly/2e7HZPF

Reel- Daiwa Fuego LT 2500: http://bit.ly/2yDmdtQ

Line- Power Pro Braided Line 15 lb: http://bit.ly/2aFg46b

Leader- 8 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

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