Drop shotting hooks

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Drop shotting hooks

Post by Mark » Tue Sep 29, 2015 11:03 pm

What is a good hook type and size for drop shotting for perch using worms.
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Re: Drop shotting hooks

Post by OldTackle » Tue Sep 29, 2015 11:40 pm

Hi Mark,
I use any hook (size 6 to 14) that comes with a loop to directly attach the line. I don't mind about the techniques. Use them for trotting maggots as well as for drop shooting worms.
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Re: Drop shotting hooks

Post by Richard C » Tue Sep 29, 2015 11:53 pm

Mark I've been talking on the phone to Sir Robert of Nottingham this evening on that very subject and forward the link. Just ordered mine.
http://www.agmdiscountfishing.co.uk/vmc ... 30&sort=5a
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Re: Drop shotting hooks

Post by Harry » Wed Sep 30, 2015 11:31 am

Mark, any eyed hook will suffice if you are not using a wire trace, if the water has no pike then I'd use an ordinary eyed pattern and attach it via a palomar knot with a tail of about 18" when you have cinched the knot down thread the tag end back through the eye, this makes the hook stand proud of the line, which is what you want...
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Re: Drop shotting hooks

Post by Bob Brookes » Wed Sep 30, 2015 1:59 pm

Richard C wrote:Mark I've been talking on the phone to Sir Robert of Nottingham this evening on that very subject and forward the link. Just ordered mine.
http://www.agmdiscountfishing.co.uk/vmc ... 30&sort=5a
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Re: Drop shotting hooks

Post by Mark » Wed Sep 30, 2015 8:03 pm

Thank you for the help chaps. :Hat:
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Re: Drop shotting hooks

Post by John Aston » Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:32 am

VMC spinshot are brilliant.

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Re: Drop shotting hooks

Post by Michael » Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:02 am

Another vote for VMC and I also use Savage hooks.....
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Re: Drop shotting hooks

Post by Slumption » Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:52 pm

There is a fox LS1 long shank hook that I use, I crush the barb first. They are also great for eels at night or small live baits for perch.

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Re: Drop shotting hooks

Post by JW1 » Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:31 pm

I find most find wire hooks are fine although I prefer the longer shanks as it makes putting the worm on easier.
I also believe the secret is using a proper drop shot knot as this gets the hook at the right angle for presentation and reduces deep hooking to almost zero.

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