Fishing The Stand Out Drop Shot Hook ft. Burly Fishing

The stand out drop shot hook makes rigging a drop shot and fishing it correctly, super easy! This unique drop shot hook stands out (get it...) with ease. All you need to do is tie it on, cast it out, and hammer fish! Check out these tips from Jeff with @Burly Fishing for success!

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Video Transcript:

Jeff Burlingame:
What's going on you guys? Welcome back to the Monsterbass channel. I'm Jeff with Burly Fishing, and I'm here to talk to you about Drop Shot. You guys may have received some StandOut drop shot hooks in your Monsterbass box this month. You may have also received a drop shot plastic, something like this, Samatis Baits. We're going to take a look at how to rig this thing, and then we're going to go fish it on the water. Hopefully, these are some tips that will help you guys slam some monster bass. Before we get to that, be sure to subscribe to the Monsterbass channel. You can get previews of upcoming boxes, as well as unboxing videos from Rick himself and technique videos from fishermen and women that may be in your area. You can also go check out my channel, Burly Fishing, if you guys are looking for some unboxing videos, gear reviews, as well as fishing and fun.

Jeff Burlingame:
So these StandOut hooks, you guys might notice, are a little different from your standard drop shot hook. Normally for drop shotting, I like to use this small hook in which I can nose hooks some plastics, usually a size one, two, or one aught. This is a one aught hook that I received in my box, but the difference is these StandOut hooks don't have your normal just standard hook eye, like that. They actually have two little spots here. I'm going to show you guys how we're going to rig this thing.

Jeff Burlingame:
I recommend you guys use fluorocarbon line actually for your drop shot, just because it's going to be invisible in the water, and this is a finesse technique, which you want to plop this thing down right in front of some dang bass and you don't want them really see the line. That said, if you're in more stained, murky waters, you can get away with mono or braid. It honestly doesn't matter that much. But if you're fishing this in clear water off of deep points, off of a rocky bottom and there's not a lot of weed cover, you may want to go with fluorocarbon. It will increase your bite ratio.

Jeff Burlingame:
I'm going to show you how this is actually one of the easiest things to rig up as well. So typically, I'll take my hook. I'll do a Palomar knot with an extra long tag off the end and run it back through the eye of the hook. So you're using the standard hook, do that. With this hook, it's pretty easy. You can do any knot you want. So if you want to throw a uni, if you want to do an improved clinch, if you want to do a Palomar, you can do any of those. So what you're going to do is you're going to take your line, you're going to slide it through. We're going to do a Palomar knot here. So what I like to do is just take my line, go through and then bring it back the other way. Then all we're going to do is draw out a whole ton of line.

Jeff Burlingame:
So this tagging, this is where my weight's going to end up going, so I need extra. If you're trying to keep your hook, a foot, a foot and a half, two feet maybe, off the bottom, you can go less, of course, than that. You can do three inches if you want to. So we're going to draw this thing out. We got our little loop here. We'll pretend this end is going back to our main line on the reel, right? So all we're going to do for a Palomar, if you guys have ever tied those, you've got this loop coming through the hook there. We're just going to do a little overhand knot with that. So we just go around the line like this, bring that loop back through here, okay, and then we're going to come back down around that hook. Then from there, we're going to just bunch everything up here on this end of the hook.

Jeff Burlingame:
I'm just going to pull the line in its entirety there until I end up with a nice pretty knot. From here, again, the short end, we're pretending this is going up to my reel, this long end is the tag. I'm going to take this tag and we're just going to run it down through the eye of the hook here. I'm going to pull it straight, okay, and if this line is going up to my reel, then this is what's going to happen. Look at that. Look at how great that stands out. Now, I know you can do this with a standard hook, but what you've got to keep in mind too, without having this little joint here, this little elbow which is keeping this up here pretty well, without that there, a standard hook it's just going to drop, right? So it's actually not really going to sit too straight. It's going to be more like that.

Jeff Burlingame:
All right, so next step, we've got to rig a plastic to this. All we're going to do is nose hook it. So you're just going to take it like a quarter inch below the end of the plastic. You're going to poke that hook through, and just going to slide it down. There, that's it. That's all you got to do. These Samatis Baits are pretty salty, so it's going to float really well. It's going to look just like this, just waving in the current, right, and the bass is going to come up and just mash it. The last thing you're going to need on this is a weight, something that's going to hold the line taut. So you're going to have your rod up just a little bit, keeping a tight line because there's a weight holding it down the bottom so the hook can sit upright like we just showed you.

Jeff Burlingame:
A couple of different variations of these things. You can get nice little tube weights, tungsten, lead. You can do the same types, tungsten or lead for a little cannonball style weight, a little ball style. You got teardrops. My personal favorite is either going to be the teardrop or the tube style, I call it, or this style of weight, this little stick there. The reason I like the teardrop or this tube style is because they pull through the weeds a lot better than the ball style does. You might still get hung up on some rocks with a teardrop. These little tube styles, they get through just about anything, so this is really my personal preference.

Jeff Burlingame:
Also on these weights, what makes them stand out as a drop shot weight is they have this pinch style line tie. So all you got to do is run your line through this until you get to the distance you want this hook to be up off the bottom. So in this case, we're at about a foot, right, a little over foot. So we can take this and then we're just going to pull this line up into that line pinch section, and now that way, it's not going anywhere. It's good right there. But if you want to insure or add a little extra security here, ensure that you don't lose this weight, what I recommend is just doing at least one overhand knot. So you just come around here, so you just do a little easy overhand, right? Boom, now you're really good.

Jeff Burlingame:
If you're fishing a tungsten weight, like I do, you don't want to lose it. This is not tungsten, this is the lead. But if you don't want to lose it, then you do another overhand knot. Boom, and then you just clip your tag. Also not necessary since it's on the bottom, but I like to keep things clean. At this point you're never going to lose this. Look, you can pull that a little bit. It's not going anywhere, right? So if you get hung up, you're probably going to be fine. You'll probably get out of there. So there's our rig.

Jeff Burlingame:
As far as your rod and reel setup go, what I'd recommend is lighter rods. This is a medium action. I like seven feet. You can go longer, and I'm looking for that sensitive tip, so fast, extra fast tip looking for that bite. You can, of course, rig it up a braid like you see, I have mine rigged up here, but I'd recommend a braid backer. I also recommend maybe a high vis braid backer, like white or yellow or whatever, something where you can see the line move, because that's really where you're looking for your bike. You see it go do, do, do then you know you can just lift up. It's not ... Don't rip it out of their mouth, right? This is a gentle finesse technique. So just lift up, set the hook, you're good, you got a fish. Reel wise go with smaller reels typically. This is a 2000 size. It's fine. It's a Shimano. It's smooth. It does its job, get to fishing, right? Not as big deal, but the rod set up, big deal. We've got to be able to see the action of the tip of that rod.

Jeff Burlingame:
All right, let's see this thing in action out on the water real quick. The water is insanely down right now. This is really low for us. I'd say easily, or what, this is three feet down from where it normally is. All right, so I cast it out on this rocky ledge. I'm just going to let it sit for a second and hop it down there. You got a really good weed patch there we're going to hit too. Based on how low water is, they should be clustering up. There's a fish. That's fish, in the boat. Yeah, buddy, not a bad bass there guys, just letting it sit there. He was just chewing on it, looking at him, right in the top of the mouth, just where you want to be. Sharp hooks, there we go, got it out. Yo, a little one pounder, a little chunky guy.

Jeff Burlingame:
Like I was saying, sonar would obviously help if I could see the structure, find out what I'm fishing, but [inaudible 00:08:11], this is my home lake. I know where all of the structure on this lake is. I've fished it enough times, and I fish a drop shot, honestly, the same way I fish a Ned. Obviously, you can fish a drop shot through weeds a little better than a Ned, but keying on little points of structure like this. I like rocky areas. I like isolated areas. So if I'm fishing deeper, I'm looking for the barren wasteland and then there's one patch of weeds, and I'm fishing that patch weeds. Kitchen sink. Got it, got him. Gosh, not good. Not good, but it's okay. We're okay. We got them still. I'm just going to lift him in. Oh my gosh, wow, decent. Yes, that's a decent little chunker, man. He's a decent little chunker, meaty. Look at this guy. Later, my dude. Thank you so much.

Jeff Burlingame:
All right, guys. So, as you can see, drop shotting works. It's a great finesse technique. It works in almost all conditions, almost all year round. You can use it anytime. I like the bust it out when the fishing is tough because I know I can get a fish with it. So hey, try this technique next time you're out on the water. Let me know if this helps. Be sure to subscribe to the Monsterbass channel so you can see more techniques like this from anglers around you, and go check out my channel, Burly Fishing, and subscribe there if you like the content you see. Thanks for watching today guys, and we'll see you out on the water.


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Fishing The Stand Out Drop Shot Hook ft. Burly Fishing

Fishing The Stand Out Drop Shot Hook ft. Burly Fishing

Oct 09, 2020 4 Comments Fishing Tips

The stand out drop shot hook makes rigging a drop shot and fishing it correctly, super easy! This unique drop shot hook stands out (get it...) with ease. All you need to do is tie it on, cast it out, and hammer fish! Check out these tips from Jeff with @Burly Fishing for success!

Click here to subscribe to Jeff's channel.

To get yourself a box before they sell out, CLICK HERE and use code SAVE10, to get $10 off!

Click here to subscribe to our channel for Pro tips and Bait breakdowns on a monthly basis.

#MONSTERBASS #thebetterbox #burlyfishing #dropshotrig #dropshot #dropshotstandouthook #samatisbaits #dropshotfishing

Video Transcript:

Jeff Burlingame:
What's going on you guys? Welcome back to the Monsterbass channel. I'm Jeff with Burly Fishing, and I'm here to talk to you about Drop Shot. You guys may have received some StandOut drop shot hooks in your Monsterbass box this month. You may have also received a drop shot plastic, something like this, Samatis Baits. We're going to take a look at how to rig this thing, and then we're going to go fish it on the water. Hopefully, these are some tips that will help you guys slam some monster bass. Before we get to that, be sure to subscribe to the Monsterbass channel. You can get previews of upcoming boxes, as well as unboxing videos from Rick himself and technique videos from fishermen and women that may be in your area. You can also go check out my channel, Burly Fishing, if you guys are looking for some unboxing videos, gear reviews, as well as fishing and fun.

Jeff Burlingame:
So these StandOut hooks, you guys might notice, are a little different from your standard drop shot hook. Normally for drop shotting, I like to use this small hook in which I can nose hooks some plastics, usually a size one, two, or one aught. This is a one aught hook that I received in my box, but the difference is these StandOut hooks don't have your normal just standard hook eye, like that. They actually have two little spots here. I'm going to show you guys how we're going to rig this thing.

Jeff Burlingame:
I recommend you guys use fluorocarbon line actually for your drop shot, just because it's going to be invisible in the water, and this is a finesse technique, which you want to plop this thing down right in front of some dang bass and you don't want them really see the line. That said, if you're in more stained, murky waters, you can get away with mono or braid. It honestly doesn't matter that much. But if you're fishing this in clear water off of deep points, off of a rocky bottom and there's not a lot of weed cover, you may want to go with fluorocarbon. It will increase your bite ratio.

Jeff Burlingame:
I'm going to show you how this is actually one of the easiest things to rig up as well. So typically, I'll take my hook. I'll do a Palomar knot with an extra long tag off the end and run it back through the eye of the hook. So you're using the standard hook, do that. With this hook, it's pretty easy. You can do any knot you want. So if you want to throw a uni, if you want to do an improved clinch, if you want to do a Palomar, you can do any of those. So what you're going to do is you're going to take your line, you're going to slide it through. We're going to do a Palomar knot here. So what I like to do is just take my line, go through and then bring it back the other way. Then all we're going to do is draw out a whole ton of line.

Jeff Burlingame:
So this tagging, this is where my weight's going to end up going, so I need extra. If you're trying to keep your hook, a foot, a foot and a half, two feet maybe, off the bottom, you can go less, of course, than that. You can do three inches if you want to. So we're going to draw this thing out. We got our little loop here. We'll pretend this end is going back to our main line on the reel, right? So all we're going to do for a Palomar, if you guys have ever tied those, you've got this loop coming through the hook there. We're just going to do a little overhand knot with that. So we just go around the line like this, bring that loop back through here, okay, and then we're going to come back down around that hook. Then from there, we're going to just bunch everything up here on this end of the hook.

Jeff Burlingame:
I'm just going to pull the line in its entirety there until I end up with a nice pretty knot. From here, again, the short end, we're pretending this is going up to my reel, this long end is the tag. I'm going to take this tag and we're just going to run it down through the eye of the hook here. I'm going to pull it straight, okay, and if this line is going up to my reel, then this is what's going to happen. Look at that. Look at how great that stands out. Now, I know you can do this with a standard hook, but what you've got to keep in mind too, without having this little joint here, this little elbow which is keeping this up here pretty well, without that there, a standard hook it's just going to drop, right? So it's actually not really going to sit too straight. It's going to be more like that.

Jeff Burlingame:
All right, so next step, we've got to rig a plastic to this. All we're going to do is nose hook it. So you're just going to take it like a quarter inch below the end of the plastic. You're going to poke that hook through, and just going to slide it down. There, that's it. That's all you got to do. These Samatis Baits are pretty salty, so it's going to float really well. It's going to look just like this, just waving in the current, right, and the bass is going to come up and just mash it. The last thing you're going to need on this is a weight, something that's going to hold the line taut. So you're going to have your rod up just a little bit, keeping a tight line because there's a weight holding it down the bottom so the hook can sit upright like we just showed you.

Jeff Burlingame:
A couple of different variations of these things. You can get nice little tube weights, tungsten, lead. You can do the same types, tungsten or lead for a little cannonball style weight, a little ball style. You got teardrops. My personal favorite is either going to be the teardrop or the tube style, I call it, or this style of weight, this little stick there. The reason I like the teardrop or this tube style is because they pull through the weeds a lot better than the ball style does. You might still get hung up on some rocks with a teardrop. These little tube styles, they get through just about anything, so this is really my personal preference.

Jeff Burlingame:
Also on these weights, what makes them stand out as a drop shot weight is they have this pinch style line tie. So all you got to do is run your line through this until you get to the distance you want this hook to be up off the bottom. So in this case, we're at about a foot, right, a little over foot. So we can take this and then we're just going to pull this line up into that line pinch section, and now that way, it's not going anywhere. It's good right there. But if you want to insure or add a little extra security here, ensure that you don't lose this weight, what I recommend is just doing at least one overhand knot. So you just come around here, so you just do a little easy overhand, right? Boom, now you're really good.

Jeff Burlingame:
If you're fishing a tungsten weight, like I do, you don't want to lose it. This is not tungsten, this is the lead. But if you don't want to lose it, then you do another overhand knot. Boom, and then you just clip your tag. Also not necessary since it's on the bottom, but I like to keep things clean. At this point you're never going to lose this. Look, you can pull that a little bit. It's not going anywhere, right? So if you get hung up, you're probably going to be fine. You'll probably get out of there. So there's our rig.

Jeff Burlingame:
As far as your rod and reel setup go, what I'd recommend is lighter rods. This is a medium action. I like seven feet. You can go longer, and I'm looking for that sensitive tip, so fast, extra fast tip looking for that bite. You can, of course, rig it up a braid like you see, I have mine rigged up here, but I'd recommend a braid backer. I also recommend maybe a high vis braid backer, like white or yellow or whatever, something where you can see the line move, because that's really where you're looking for your bike. You see it go do, do, do then you know you can just lift up. It's not ... Don't rip it out of their mouth, right? This is a gentle finesse technique. So just lift up, set the hook, you're good, you got a fish. Reel wise go with smaller reels typically. This is a 2000 size. It's fine. It's a Shimano. It's smooth. It does its job, get to fishing, right? Not as big deal, but the rod set up, big deal. We've got to be able to see the action of the tip of that rod.

Jeff Burlingame:
All right, let's see this thing in action out on the water real quick. The water is insanely down right now. This is really low for us. I'd say easily, or what, this is three feet down from where it normally is. All right, so I cast it out on this rocky ledge. I'm just going to let it sit for a second and hop it down there. You got a really good weed patch there we're going to hit too. Based on how low water is, they should be clustering up. There's a fish. That's fish, in the boat. Yeah, buddy, not a bad bass there guys, just letting it sit there. He was just chewing on it, looking at him, right in the top of the mouth, just where you want to be. Sharp hooks, there we go, got it out. Yo, a little one pounder, a little chunky guy.

Jeff Burlingame:
Like I was saying, sonar would obviously help if I could see the structure, find out what I'm fishing, but [inaudible 00:08:11], this is my home lake. I know where all of the structure on this lake is. I've fished it enough times, and I fish a drop shot, honestly, the same way I fish a Ned. Obviously, you can fish a drop shot through weeds a little better than a Ned, but keying on little points of structure like this. I like rocky areas. I like isolated areas. So if I'm fishing deeper, I'm looking for the barren wasteland and then there's one patch of weeds, and I'm fishing that patch weeds. Kitchen sink. Got it, got him. Gosh, not good. Not good, but it's okay. We're okay. We got them still. I'm just going to lift him in. Oh my gosh, wow, decent. Yes, that's a decent little chunker, man. He's a decent little chunker, meaty. Look at this guy. Later, my dude. Thank you so much.

Jeff Burlingame:
All right, guys. So, as you can see, drop shotting works. It's a great finesse technique. It works in almost all conditions, almost all year round. You can use it anytime. I like the bust it out when the fishing is tough because I know I can get a fish with it. So hey, try this technique next time you're out on the water. Let me know if this helps. Be sure to subscribe to the Monsterbass channel so you can see more techniques like this from anglers around you, and go check out my channel, Burly Fishing, and subscribe there if you like the content you see. Thanks for watching today guys, and we'll see you out on the water.

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