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Drop Shot Rig - SpecTastic Recoil Rig

You have just got to know about the special drop shot rig set up as a SpecTastic Recoil Rig that the pros secretly use in the tournaments.

Check out the picture included that shows what you need and I even put a Rig together for you. What the eye is not revealing is the special patented high tech fishing line used between the weight and lure.


drop shot rigBasic Equipment: Weight, SpecTastic Elastic Thread Line, Swivels, and assorted soft plastics

Line: 10# 12 pound Monofilament line or Fluorocarbon line

Rod: Spin cast 7 foot


Install the SpecTastic Elastic Thread Line, and I have had anglers trying to use a rubber band instead. This is a special line that acts like a bungee cord and has 35# pound breaking point through the weight. You can use the tube type weight or you can use a bell weight it is up to you.


I like the tube weight because there is less chance of it getting hung up. Once the line is passed through the weight; attach it to the wire through the pineapple hole and pull. Make sure that you bend the wire at the ends toward the tip so it will not slip back through the weight.


All this does is catch on the bottom and hold it so you can work your bait up and down. If you do catch on something on the bottom, it will pull free. If not, put a little pressure on it and the wire will come through the weight and all you lost was the weight. A lot of anglers like to cut the wire after you bend it; that is okay.



Up at the other end; attach the line to either a pineapple swivel, or the barrel swivel. Now set that aside for a second and attach the standout hook. That is made by True Turn and different sizes are available.


Now connect the main line to what ever swivel you used and then install what ever bait you want to use.


I recommend a small Crappie Jig, Berkley Minnow, or 4 inch worm.


Now you are ready to put it to the test. This can be casted or fished vertical. Never throw your dead minnows away again. This rig will bring them back to life with a little help from you.


You do not want to over work the bait. It does not take much effort to make the bait wiggle. I always tell folks to PRACTICE at home in the pool or bath tub so you know how to wiggle the tip of the rod.


Here again you can add baits to the main line just the way I did with the Crappie Recoil Rig. Remember the SpecTastic Elastic Thread Line is the magic to this rig and you will see what I mean.


View The Spectastic Magic Put On Your Artificial Lures





I did about Five shows last year around the Mid-South demonstrating how to work this rig and won every fisherman over. We even took it to Bassmasters last year and impressed the Pro's. Bill Dance ended up with about a dozen or so.


There are a lot of folks out there using this rig, but will not tell you. They do not want the secret to get out on how they are catching all these fish.


We even took it to the Trout tank when no one else was catching anything. We put on a Berkley Night Crawler then dropped it in the tank and caught the biggest trout that was in the tank.


Needless to say everyone came over to the booth and bought some as they watched what else could work on this Rig.


Now out of my secret tackle box, I will let you in on a secret. Try switching out the stand up hook for a regular bass 4/0 wide gap hook and a Fluke during the early Spring on a Bass bed.


Again practice at home but you can make that Fluke stand straight up with the tail out of the water and wiggle.


This is one Rig the Pros secretly use that I highly recommend you have in your tackle box.


Where Can You Buy The Spectastic Recoil Rig?

You'll be on the way to getting your share of crappie slab and bass hogs.

Keep the Hooks Wet!

Steve McGoldrick



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