- Jul 7, 2008
- yamhill county
So I'm still trying to learn this drift fishing and have a question about weight set up. I have seen all sorts of setups for the weight and am still trying to find one that works best. I have tried parachute lead setup and pencil lead. I thought slinky would work the best for less snags, but dont seem to hit bottom enough with it and worse yet my leader has been wrapping around it during drift-very annoying ( I did find changing my leader from trilene to stren helped a lot). I read in these forum that AA just uses split shots, but am curious how many it takes to actually hit bottom, or is it necessary? I've been told that if you're not hitting bottom you're not going to catch, and if you're not losing gear your not fishing low enough. So this is left pretty open , just looking for your thoughts and setups that you use.