Drop shotting history

steve2

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Just been reading an old fishing book where there is a perch fishing tactic called Drop Minnow. Basically you have a minnow on a hook with a weight below it and you lower the rig into the water and move it up and down also says if you haven’t got any minnows try a worm on the hook sound like dropshotting to me. Nothing new in fishing it would seem just things that get forgotten about.
 

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Sea Anglers have effectively fished the method for decades, Mackrel feathers are a twist on the method I suppose. I doubt, outside of the next "latest and greatest" Carp rig there's many new methods to find! Interesting though

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I used to read about drop minnow fishing as a kid in old angling books and when I saw drop shotting become popular a few years ago my reaction was thats basically drop minnow fishing.

I have some quite old lures I came across in a boot fair some years ago that are basically rubber minnows with a tiny spinner vane attached. If I can dig them out I'll post a photo but these were around a long long time before anyone used the term "drop shotting"
 
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