Drop Shot Setup (Rod/Reel/Line) - John Crews

Fri, October 28, 2022

Multi-time Bassmaster Elite Series champion, John Crews, is a master at drop shot fishing for finicky bass that refuse other offerings. Here, this veteran angler shares his preferred rod, reel, and line setup for fishing a drop shot. While fishing the new Missile Baits Magic Worm on a drop shot, John uses a 2/0 Gamakatsu G-Finesse Light Wire Worm Hook with a 1/8 to 1/4 oz drop shot weight when fishing around shallower cover. A 10lb Sunline fluorocarbon leader is tied via an FG knot to 12lb Sunline Xplasma Braided line, spooled on a 3000-size Daiwa Ballistic MQ LT spinning reel. As for the rod, John uses a 7'4" Cashion Rods John Crews ICON Series Spinning Rod, specifically designed for drop shot fishing.

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