There's a bunch of threads on this but none seem to really tell the story. No more asking a deckie to tie up my dropper rigs anymore...time to do it myself. I got the dropper loop and spider hitch nailed down but am not clear what to use when/where. We're talking 80# for Lupe here. I see it as two questions 1) for the hook 2) for the weight. If I did it on my own without some much-needed wisdom, I'd probably tie a dropper for the hook-cutting half the loop off and use the remaining 1/2 for the hook, then use some sort of other knot to tie the weight at the end of the line. Can someone simplify this for me?