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Buyer's Guide: Dropshot Gear For Bass Fishing

December 9, 2019 106 No Comments


In today’s Holiday Buyer’s Guide we’re exploring Dropshot Tackle. Tim shares his favorite worms, hooks, weights, and gear. Whether you dropshot out of necessity or because its your favorite technique, there is something in here for every bass fisherman. In addition to gear, Tim gives away a couple of his favorite tricks to catch more fish while losing less gear. Don’t miss the part about tie-on weights!

Dropshot fishing has been around for nearly two decades but its effectiveness hasn’t waned at all. Bass simply cannot resist a suspended worm when it is being worked properly. Learning how to work it properly is the key; don’t fall into the trap of working your bait the same year round. As a rule of thumb, baits should be worked much more aggressively in warm water than in cold. When it comes to color, natural is almost always best with a couple of odd exceptions. The colors “Morning Dawn” (Pink) and “Margarita Mutilator” (Bright Purple) work shockingly well despite looking like nothing in nature. These are the kinds of tricks that come with time but Tim is sharing them readily in this video.

Below is a breakdown of the baits (including color recommendations) that Tim has confidence in. You’ll also find links to his favorite hooks and weights, as well as rods and reels. Each link goes directly to Tackle Warehouse where you can see up close pictures. Whether you’re watching this video for yourself or for a loved one, we’ve made it as easy as possible to find the products you need.

Dropshot Worms…

-Roboworm 6″ Straight Tailed Worm:

(Morning Dawn, Margarita Mutilator, Oxblood Light Red)

-Roboworm 4.5″ Fat Worm:

(Morning Dawn, Margarita Mutilator, Oxblood Light Red)

-Reaction Innovations Flirt Worm:

(Lickity Split, Spanish Fly, Violator, Green Pumpkin)

-Big Bite Baits Smallie Smasher:

(Green Pumpkin Purple, Smoke Purple Flake)

-Damiki Armor Shad 3″:

(American Shad, PB Silver, RP Blue Pearl, Pro Blue)

Dropshot Hooks…

Tim’s Favorite- Owner Mosquito Light 1 or 1/0:

-Owner Cover Shot Dropshot Hook:

Dropshot Weights…

Tim’s Favorite- Swagger Tungsten Pencil Tie-On Weight:

-Swagger Tungsten Teardrop Weight:

-Swagger Tungsten Pencil Dropshot Weight:

-West Coast Quick Drops Lead Weights:

Tim’s Favorite Combo…

Rod- G Loomis NRX 822S DSR:

Reel- Shimano Exsence 3000:

Line- Sunline SX-1 Braid 12 lb:

Leader- Sunline Sniper Fluorocarbon 6 lb:

Budget-Friendly Dropshot Combo…

Rod- Shimano Intenza 7’6″ Light:

Reel- Shimano NASCI 2500:

Line- Power Pro 15 lb:

Leader- Maxima Ultragreen 8 lb:

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