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That is the way that I am familar with, however i was told by the crew of one of the 6 pack operations out of long beach that it is too weak for larger fish...not bad for sandbass etc, but not yellows and seabass. They had a different way of tying a dropper loop that was supposed to be much stronger. What are your thoughts as to the strength of that way of tying the dropper loop?
 

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after you tie the spider hitch and forming the loop, do you cut the loop to form two different lines. One for the hook and one for the weight or do you leave a long enough tag end to tie the weight and keep the loop to tie the hook with a double line?

See the attached link.

http://www.leadertec.com/tipsandtechniques/fishing_knots/knots_spider.html[/url]
 

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LOCOFISHER said:
after you tie the spider hitch and forming the loop, do you cut the loop to form two different lines. One for the hook and one for the weight or do you leave a long enough tag end to tie the weight and keep the loop to tie the hook with a double line?

See the attached link.

http://www.leadertec.com/tipsandtechniques/fishing_knots/knots_spider.html[/url]

FWIW, I usually don't cut the loop at all and just slide it through the hook eye and bring the loop around and over the bottom of the hook and cinch it tight--it seems to keep the bait further away from the main line that way. I use the tag end for a weight--tying a weak knot so that the weight can break off easier if it gets snagged.

A lot of times I also use a swivel so the bait doesn't spin as much on the way down. A weight can also be attached to the swivel with light line so it can be broken off
 
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