Dropper loop/rubber band rig question

ysmoose

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  • Apr 17, 2013
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    When fishing either rig for yt or bft, are you fishing with reel in gear or in free spool and thumb on spool?

    Also, would regular dropper loop for rockfish strong enough for yt?
     
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    Mickdick

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    Rubber band rig for Tuna definitely free spool. Most of the time dropper looping I fish free spool but sometimes put it in gear to relax. Others may do it differently but that’s what I do.
     
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    Lake

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    Guadalupe and Alijos fish dropper loop in gear. Give it any line and you’re rocked. You stand a good chance of getting rocked anyway. I’d also use a bimini or surgeons loop there, not a regular dropper loop.
     
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    woodfish330

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    I'm with LAKE....surgeons loop or Bimini. Numerous break tests shown inconsistencies in break strength of that dropper loop. Both of the above knots show a consistently higher test...

    Same on the free spool and In gear suggestions. Good advice brother.
     
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    SouthBayKiller

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    Dropperloop in gear.

    Rubberband rig, I slowly let line out with a lever drag very slighly engaged. When reeling it back in slowly with just enough drag that it comes back and pulls line off with the slightest tension.
    Many of the bites happen on the slight wind back in.
     
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