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PRESENTING THE NEW 'DROP-SHOT JOE' WORM!
THE PERFECT DROP-SHOT RIG LURE!

Our original 2-1/2 inch 'BITTY-BITE' lure was sure a fish-catcher. It caught any and everything that swam. Even rainbow trout loved it.

But, we had one problem that was a continuous irritant - the external part of the leader that was molded into it kept tangling, and it was not very strong.

So, we decided to re-design the little lure. The solution was simple: delete the external leader and tie the line directly onto the uppermost hook-eye, itself.

Testing the new design in North Carolina this summer, we found smallmouth bass, rock bass and, trout went wild over the lure. We rigged the newly designed worm Carolina Rig style using light line and a 1/8 to 3/16 weight with good success. It also did well rigged with a tiny swivel and split shot and retrieved steadily like our SWIMMING WORM.


Then, it hit us like the proverbial 'ton of bricks' - this design was simply PERFECT for using as a Drop-Shot Lure:
  • Perfect size finesse lure!
  • Perfect hook design for nearly 100% hookups, no matter whether it is rigged with the hooks up or down!
  • Perfect hook design for nearly 100% hookups, no matter whether it is rigged with the hooks up or down!
  • Ties perfectly and easily with the Palomar knot for a horizontal lie!
Take a look at the photos and note just how easy the drop-shot rigging is:
Photo 1 - double the line and insert it through the front hook eye



Photo 2 - Tie the normal overhand knot and bring the open loop back over the lure. Then, snug the knot down tight at the front off the hook eye. (Remember, it does not matter whether you rig the lure with the hooks up or down. It is just as effective either way.)



Photo 3 - Bring the lower end of the line up and down through the eye of the hook again. I usually do this twice, but once will work. This provides support to the knot and lure and helps hold the lure in a near-horizontal position.



Photo 4 - Add the weight of your choice to the end of the lower line and GO FISHIN'!!



A good site with further detailed drop-shotting descriptions and other pictures is at www.bassresource.com/features/drop-shot.html.

We found that three colors were all we seemed to need to catch fish most everywhere:
  • Green Pumpkin Pepper Lite - a color we developed using the basic Green Pumpkin Pepper, brightening it a bit, and adding a touch of red and blue fleck to the existing black 'pepper' fleck content; we then added the coup-de-grace -- a touch of pure chartreuse on the tip of the tail; this may be the best color we offer; it's a fish-catcher, that's for sure!!!
  • Real Earthworm - seemed to be the best all-round color; caught every kind of fish.
  • Grape - was excellent for smallmouth, largemouth and rock bass; was less effective on trout than the earthworm tone.
After you use the 'DROP SHOT JOE' on a DROP-SHOT RIG, you'll know exactly why we say it is the PERFECT lure for that application.

DROP-SHOTTING and the 'DROP SHOE JOE' - watch out fish; things are about to get tough down there!!


To Order the 'DROP SHOT JOE' CLICK HERE.


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