- Apr 27, 2009
I've always disliked putting shot on hooklinks. Like most, I'd invariably use hooklinks of 12" or longer. However, once I started to use micro swivels, and then quick change micro swivels, to connect mainline to hooklink, I started to vary the hooklink length to use the micro swivel in place of the last dropper. If I want to vary the shotting pattern and position of the dropper, I simply vary the length of the hooklink. I'll go as short as 4" if I'm fishing shallow water, especially if I'm aiming to fish hard on the bottom. If I'm fishing deeper water, or want a bait to fall more naturally through the water column, the hooklink will be longer. There are plenty of ways to skin a cat.