How To Tie A Dropper Rig (The Quick & Easy Way)
By: Tony Acevedo on January 27, 2020
In this video, I’m going to show you how to tie a dropper rig so you can catch more sheepshead and mangrove snapper (plus a ton of other species).
One of the best ways to catch these fish is by fishing with live bait, like shrimp or fiddler crabs, on the bottom, and one of my favorite ways to rig them is with a dropper rig.
However, many people tie this rig the wrong way, which leads to them getting easily broken off by big fish.
Watch the video below to see step-by-step instructions on how to tie this rig the quick and easy way.
How To Tie The Dropper Rig [VIDEO]
Modified Dropper Rig (Stronger) Using a T-Knot [VIDEO]
Here’s how to tie the dropper rig step by step:
Step 1: Form a loop about 2 feet long
Step 2: Pinch the line about 2/3 of the way to the end of the loop
Step 3: Tie 3 or 4 overhand knots at the pinch
Step 4: Cut one side of the loop so that it’s no longer a loop
Step 5: Tie a loop on the tag end for the weight
Note: be sure to tie this loop on the end that’s not inline with the mainline. That is the stronger part of the rig and is where you tie the hook.
Step 6: Attach a weight to the loop by putting the loop through the eye of the weight and looping it around the weight
Step 7: Tie the hook onto the rig
Note: make sure that the hook is above the weight like in the picture above.
Using shrimp, fiddler crabs, or sand fleas is a great way to catch sheepshead, snapper, or other game fish that hang out near structure.
There are many ways to rig them, but the dropper rig is one of my favorites.
What’s your favorite rig for fishing live bait near structure?
Have any questions about using the dropper rig?
Let me know in the comments below.
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