Getting pretty sick of the line twist...
Anybody recommend or ever use a small swivel, say 5 inches or more above, the drop shot hook?
I'm probably fishing the rig too quickly, but often times I'm using it in place of pitching... make a 20' pitch, get the bait down, shake, pause, shake pause.... REEL IT IN QUICKLY (which is where I can see the 4" worm twisting); do it again. Often times I'm fishing in weedy areas so I only want to work the holes/edges in a pretty vertical fashion.
End of the day, may as well respool because of all the line twist. (I always forget to or more accurately I don't want to be bothered running the line behind the boat with nothing attached to straighten it out).
I'm going to give a small swivel a try, but if anybody has experiece would like to hear it. Do you feel it impacts your number of bites?
One last drop shot question for those who use it. Why does the same brand/# test line break easier at the knot when drop shotting. I can use same brand/test line with the same palomar knot with a tube dragging on the bottom and only rarely will I break a fish off?
Over the course of last year I bet I broke 6 fish off at different times (I'm diligent about line changes)... my solution was to started retying after every fish and that stopped the problem. But dang! I don't have to do that with the tubes.
Is it because of the tension from the sinker pulling on the tag end?? Very peculiar.