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I watch a fresh water fishing show the other week and noticed something that I have not seen before. The guys were jigging for bass in 18' of water and they had a special made hook for dropper flies. The hook had a long shank and then a small loop that looked like an eye but the shank continued on at a 90 degree angle for an inch and then another eye. The guys would tie the line to the first (fake) eye and leave a 2' tail of line. They would then run the tail through the real eye and then tie the tail to a 1 oz. jig. The hook then stood out 90 degrees from the line and they would add their favorite plastic to the hook. The dropper hook looked great. Has anyone used these hooks before? Where can I find some?
 

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I watch a fresh water fishing show the other week and noticed something that I have not seen before. The guys were jigging for bass in 18' of water and they had a special made hook for dropper flies. The hook had a long shank and then a small loop that looked like an eye but the shank continued on at a 90 degree angle for an inch and then another eye. The guys would tie the line to the first (fake) eye and leave a 2' tail of line. They would then run the tail through the real eye and then tie the tail to a 1 oz. jig. The hook then stood out 90 degrees from the line and they would add their favorite plastic to the hook. The dropper hook looked great. Has anyone used these hooks before? Where can I find some?
I just got my order in from Jannsnetcraft I bought several packs to try dropshot worms over jigs when jigging .......... http://www.jannsnetcraft.com/dropshot-hooks/861117.aspx
 

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New hooks.

Hi Big Liar!
I think the hook you are thinking about is a new hook made for the "drop shot technique" used by bass fishermen. It's called a "Standout" Drop-shot hook. You can find them on pages 229 and 230 of the latest Cabelas Master Fishing catalog Ed.#1 2007.
The name "Standout" is also the Brand name so you can go to www.cabelas.com and search for them on the website.
It probably won't be long before someone starts tying bucktail to them to make "Standout Dropper Flies" ! Hey! Maybe I should patent that idea :cool: :D :D
 

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I've been looking at those same hooks in BPS for the past year or two. Looks like they'd be worth trying as droppers fly hooks. Wonder if a heavy gage, saltwater version is available.
 

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I love to dropshot for largemouth when they're in deeper water, and I do like these hooks... though a properly tied palomar knot (re-insert tag end through the eye of the hook) works almost as well.

I thought there was a lot of extra metal on what is supposed to be a small/finesse presentation, but the fish don't seem to mind.
 

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Why am I not surprised, God bless the American consumer.:D
:rolleyes: Lou ..... I think I remember you busting my chops about dropshotting when we fished the Potomac for Bass ............. and you switching you dropshotting by the end of the day ......... remember :confused: :confused: :confused: :rolleyes: ;) :D
 

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:rolleyes: Lou ..... I think I remember you busting my chops about dropshotting when we fished the Potomac for Bass ............. and you switching you dropshotting by the end of the day ......... remember :confused: :confused: :confused: :rolleyes: ;) :D
Focus Rick... What does this have to do with buying silly hooks?
 

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Focus Lou ........ they're for dropshotting ........ they hold the hook out straight and add A LOT of action ......... should be more effective than a dropper fly when used with plastics .......... and if you tied some hair on one you'd have a dropper fly with much more action even while deadsticking ......
 

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Focus Lou ........ they're for dropshotting ........ they hold the hook out straight and add A LOT of action ......... should be more effective than a dropper fly when used with plastics .......... and if you tied some hair on one you'd have a dropper fly with much more action even while deadsticking ......
:D :D :D I give up, I guess some folks can't walk on the rice paper without tearing it. :eek:
 

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Hasn't anybody else have a Commie blue cut the line at the dropper? I'd be hesitant to have a lure that close to the running line.
 
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