How to Tie Drop Weights on a Fishing Line & Hook

How to Tie Drop Weights on a Fishing Line & Hook
Bottom fishing is a type of fishing that requires little effort. Much of what is required for this activity is set-it-and-forget-it, aside from checking bait periodically. There are a few techniques that are tried and true, and the double drop rig is one of them. This is a simple leader rig to tie and works very well for a multitude of species.


Difficulty: Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Fluorocarbon Leader Material
  • Drop Weight
  • Hooks
Step 1
Cut a length of leader material at 24 inches in length.
Step 2
Grab the leader by one end about 10 inches from the tip and fold into a crease, then twist until around 8 inches of the doubled leader has been twisted.
Step 3
Tie the twist with a double square knot.
Step 4
Repeat steps 3 and 4 on the opposite side of the leader to create two hook leads on the single strand of leader.
Step 5
To the two leads, attach the hooks by either tying, or running the line through itself.
Step 6
Tie the weight to the bottom of the rig by using an improved clinch knot.

Tips & Warnings

Using your toes to hold the end of the twist makes tying these leaders much easier. Just put the loop over your toe and twist, then tie.

Article Written By Justin Otto

Justin K. Otto is a freelance writer & editor from Pensacola, Florida. He has been writing for 9 years and professionally for just over 2 for several publications such as The Pensacola News Journal, a Gannett Publication, the PJC Corsair and Kayak Angler Magazine. He is currently pursuing a Bachelors Degree in journalism.

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