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Author Topic: Dropshot knots on 8 and 12 pound mono line  (Read 147 times)

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Dropshot knots on 8 and 12 pound mono line
« on: May 19, 2019, 08:58:34 AM »

Maybe someone can tell me why this is happening. I want to learn to dropshot this year so I got my hooks and some line out a while ago to practice tying the hook on using a palomar knot. I was having a bit of trouble making the hook point come out upright as I tied the hook onto my line.

First, I'm not use to a palomar knot because I never tie one when fishing. I just don't use it, so I imagine the exact procedure could vary based on, when tying the knot, you either take your loop around the backside of the line or you take it around the front, and stuff like that, as you continue tying the knot.

Also I think I will want to use the dropshot on heavier line at times and use a jig as the weight. This won't be finesse fishing then, it will simply be offering two baits at once on a MH/F rod. Other times it will be finess and done on light line.

So, I got 8 pound Trilene XL mono, and Sufix Siege 12 pound mono out and tied a dropshot hook on at least a dozen times. I was careful to repeat the palomar knot as exact as possible each time, and the only differences I knowingly made were whether I entered the hook eye from the front side of the hook or the back. I noticed no matter how I put the line through with 8 pound line the hook always ended up upright and correct, but with the 12 pound line I had to enter from the front side only or the hook ended up point down if I entered from the back. I also think it might have done that at least once when I entered from the front but by time I had tied and cut and retied that much I started getting confused on how I had done things. One thing I did notice that will help is whenever it ended up point down I could put the tag end through the hook eye from the front and force it to stay upright and slightly offset. For now, I have concluded that the line size was making the difference, not anything that I myself was doing, but I plan to practice some more later to see if the results are still the same.
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Re: Dropshot knots on 8 and 12 pound mono line
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2019, 11:43:38 AM »

Dropping the tag end back through the hook eye is a staple of dropshotting.

Which ever direction through the hook eye you are using to start your palomar knot try reversing it to see if that keeps your point facing upward. And still drop that tag end through Tue eye when you are done.

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Re: Dropshot knots on 8 and 12 pound mono line
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2019, 12:52:13 PM »

Dropping the tag end back through the hook eye is a staple of dropshotting.

Which ever direction through the hook eye you are using to start your palomar knot try reversing it to see if that keeps your point facing upward. And still drop that tag end through Tue eye when you are done.

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simplify this:  ALWAYS take the line throught he hook eye FIRST from the 'point' side.  then ALWAYS, after the knot is tied/cinched, take the tag end back down through the hook eye.

hook will always stand out, hook point up.
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Re: Dropshot knots on 8 and 12 pound mono line
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2019, 01:31:55 PM »

Got it, thank you. Always from the point side (front) and always pass the tag end back through from the point side again. This was confirmed by my experiences with both size lines.
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Re: Dropshot knots on 8 and 12 pound mono line
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2019, 02:57:48 PM »

Got it, thank you. Always from the point side (front) and always pass the tag end back through from the point side again. This was confirmed by my experiences with both size lines.
Correct and don't be surprised if you have to fine tune it with your fingers sometimes or after fighting a fish. Regardless off size of line , hook and bait it's a finesse technique, just one you fish fast slow or motionless.
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