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Title: what to put above a spoon?
Post by: TeeBugg on Jan 25, 2018, 04:43 PM
been fishing in 25 foot of water, with a thin willow blade spoon. fish have been hammering it, but it takes forever to get down. tried different spoons and they seem to really like this one. so i added a few splitshot above it to get it down faster, with one issue. the perch are sometimes going by the spoon and hitting the splitshot lol. so im trying to decide what i can put above it to catch those fish that pass on the spoon. thoughts?
Title: Re: what to put above a spoon?
Post by: Chute82 on Jan 25, 2018, 06:57 PM
Slab grabber and a power nymph above

http://www.mcgathyshooks.com/Round-8.html

Title: Re: what to put above a spoon?
Post by: bootstrap on Jan 25, 2018, 07:06 PM
an ice fly. colored bucktail tied to a hook.
Title: Re: what to put above a spoon?
Post by: panfishman13 on Jan 26, 2018, 10:41 AM
i prefer little teardrop jigs on my dropper setups; but if you're looking to add weight to the rig, shoot for something larger.

something else you might try is putting your weight closer to your spoon, or putting a plain hook just below your split shot and tipping that with a plastic or some bait
Title: Re: what to put above a spoon?
Post by: TeeBugg on Jan 26, 2018, 10:53 AM
thats what i was thinking of doing. putting a hook between the splitshot and a plastic
Title: Re: what to put above a spoon?
Post by: HardIce32 on Nov 29, 2018, 07:11 PM
 Iíll have to try that!
Title: Re: what to put above a spoon?
Post by: panfishman13 on Dec 13, 2018, 01:10 PM
Iíll routinely run small flies above my jigging rapalas and spoons. Mid-season, that fly is what tends to consistently hook up on larger fish.
Doesnít help you with the weight problem though...
Title: Re: what to put above a spoon?
Post by: Unclegillhunter on Dec 13, 2018, 02:30 PM
Slab grabber and a power nymph above

http://www.mcgathyshooks.com/Round-8.html


Took a look and bought a few. Just got a freefall reel and it does not drop a 1/32 jig like I hoped it would so the drop shot idea is where Inwas heading.
Keep it safe! JDL
Title: Re: what to put above a spoon?
Post by: Chute82 on Dec 14, 2018, 03:34 PM
My buddy and I pound the perch on this set up.  I personally use a shrimpo above the slab grabber. 
Title: Re: what to put above a spoon?
Post by: Iceassin on Jan 20, 2019, 12:44 PM
been fishing in 25 foot of water, with a thin willow blade spoon. fish have been hammering it, but it takes forever to get down. tried different spoons and they seem to really like this one. so i added a few splitshot above it to get it down faster, with one issue. the perch are sometimes going by the spoon and hitting the splitshot lol. so im trying to decide what i can put above it to catch those fish that pass on the spoon. thoughts?

As for added weight, try some tungsten beads above and/or below a simple #8 gold Aberdeen hook as a dropper off the main line. Tip it with grubs, eyes or  minnow head. Sometimes all they want is a small morsel to whet their appetite.