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    Default Line twist issues when drop shotting

    I have learned that drop shotting here on Lake Barkley catches bluegill and more importantly, shellcrackers. The problem arises when I drop shot and the line starts to kink and twist below my split shot. I typically use the old school slip float/split shot/hook setup. After maybe ten drops, my 2lb SOS line starts kinking and twisting directly under my split shot.

    From what I've read, I really need to use braid mainline with a top shot of fluorocarbon line. It said a small swivel with this setup will eliminate this twist. Thoughts?

    What kind of JDM braid and fluorocarbon should I try? Prefer 3lb test...

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    It sounds like a small swivel would do the trick, being it is under the split shot. Interested to hear what others think.
    Bo

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    How about this?


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    Never done the drop shot and with our weed factor it might be frustrating. Hooks like that might make me try.
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    I’ve started using fireline crystal in 3lb and Sufix nanobraid in 2lb and had good results from both. No hi vis in the small nanobraid but behaves very well.
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    I always use a small swivel between main line and leader. No line twist and always tie up 2 identical rigs. If the the action gets heated I have a back up just in case.
    It is slow and tedious to retie when the bite is hot.
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