Tom, I tried this rig at Clackamette Park, lost gear almost every cast. Spoke to a few folks catching a lot, they were drifting 1/16 jigs at the end of a long leader. I switched my set-up and started getting fish. I'm really lousy at sorting gear, so as a norm I almost exclusively use 20 lb braid main line with 8lb fluoro leader, works for shad. I did change up my rods, from Steelhead rod when I wanted to fill my freezer to ultra light when i wanted to have fun and they were a blast with light rods and a loose drag.
Mostly I used slinky type weights, I seemed to lose less of them.
Another 3 weeks for Willamette probably, can't wait.