How Do You Dry Drop Fly Fishing?

Drop shot fishing is one of the most popular and effective methods for catching fish. It is a great way to Target specific areas and species of fish, and with the right technique, it can be a very productive way to fish. Drop shot fishing is also one of the most misunderstood techniques among anglers, so here are some tips on how to do it properly.

Description of the Drop Shot Rig: The drop shot rig consists of two essential parts: the weight and the bait. The weight can range from a split shot to a large bullet weight and should be on the heavier side to ensure a fast descent to the desired depth. The bait should resemble natural prey, such as worms, grubs, or small minnows. It’s crucial to securely attach your bait to your line using a snap or swivel.

Location: The key to successful drop shot fishing is locating the right spot in the water where there are plenty of fish. A drop shot rig works best when you can Target a specific area close to structure such as rocks, logs, stumps, or weeds. Fish will often hold close to these types of structure because they provide cover and food sources.

Depth: Drop shot rigs need to be fished at different depths depending on what type of fish you are Targeting. For bass, you will typically want to keep your bait at around 10 feet deep or less. For walleye and other species you may want to fish at deeper depths up to 20 feet or more.

Technique: Once your rig has been set up correctly and you have found an appropriate spot in the water, it’s time to start fishing. You should cast out your line and let it sink down until it reaches the desired depth. Once the line has settled into place, start retrieving by reeling in slowly while twitching your rod tip every few seconds.

Drop shot fishing is an effective method for catching a variety of species of fish and can be used in both fresh and saltwater conditions. With proper rigging, location selection, depth control, and technique you will be able to effectively use this method for catching plenty of fish!


Drop shot fishing is an excellent way for anglers looking for an effective way to catch their desired species of fish. By understanding how best to rig their line, select spots in the water where there are plenty of fish present, adjust their depth accordingly for different species of fish, and employ proper technique when retrieving their line they will increase their chances for success when drop shot fishing.

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Lindsay Collins