Shank Hook

When using jelly baits on a dropshotting rig to catch pike, do you still require a wire trace?

I have Googled dropshotting rigs which use the palomar knot to create a tag end that can be passed back through the eye of the hook and weighted on the end so that the bait sits 12-15 inches from the bottom, however when fishing for pike how do you incorporate a wire trace within this rig to ensure that you don't get bitten off?

the dropshot wasn't meant to be a pike rig but you can make modifications to make it work. it might not be an actual "dropshot" rig afterwards but the fish don't care.
1) use a long shank hook like a carlisle.
2) just tie to the ring on the end of your leader. there usually is a small ring to attach to. tie your same palomar knot and instead of putting just the hook through the loop, run the entire leader through it. remember to run the tag end of your line through the ring on your leader the same as running it back through the eye of a hook.
3) use a 3-way swivel rig. one swivel attached to your line, one attached to a bit of line going to the sinker and the last one to your wire leader. attach a snap to the swivel to facilitate changing leaders.

Find Shank Hook On eBay Below:

15 Pcs 46cm Long Metal Fishing Line Hook Shank Swivel Clip Connector L1B4
15 Pcs 46cm Long Metal Fishing Line Hook Shank Swivel Clip Connector L1B4
$1.25
100Pcs Fishing Line Sinker Slides Hook Shank Clip Connector Swivels
100Pcs Fishing Line Sinker Slides Hook Shank Clip Connector Swivels
$10.26
4 Pcs Metal Hook Shank Clip Connector Swivel Lead Weight Fishing Sinkers 2 W4C5
4 Pcs Metal Hook Shank Clip Connector Swivel Lead Weight Fishing Sinkers 2 W4C5
$2.05
Sougayilang Fishing Line Sinker Slides Hook Shank Clip Connector Swivels Pack
Sougayilang Fishing Line Sinker Slides Hook Shank Clip Connector Swivels Pack
$11.58
10 Pcs Metal Fish Line to Hook Shank 5 Rotatable Clip Connector Dark Gray
10 Pcs Metal Fish Line to Hook Shank 5 Rotatable Clip Connector Dark Gray
$3.45
Fishermen Metal Fishing Line Hook Shank Swivel Interlock Connector Blue 5 Pcs
Fishermen Metal Fishing Line Hook Shank Swivel Interlock Connector Blue 5 Pcs
$3.99
4 Pcs Metal Hook Shank Clip Connector Swivel Lead Fishing Sinkers N3
4 Pcs Metal Hook Shank Clip Connector Swivel Lead Fishing Sinkers N3
$2.10
12 Pcs Dark Gray Metal Rolling Fishing Line Hook Shank Swivel Clip Connector 3
12 Pcs Dark Gray Metal Rolling Fishing Line Hook Shank Swivel Clip Connector 3
$4.76
10PCS Fishing Line Sinker Slide Hook Swivel Shank Clip Connector Snap Durable
10PCS Fishing Line Sinker Slide Hook Swivel Shank Clip Connector Snap Durable
$1.39
10PCS Fishing Line Sinker Slide Hook Swivel Shank Clip Connector Snap
10PCS Fishing Line Sinker Slide Hook Swivel Shank Clip Connector Snap
$1.71
Fishing Line Sinker Slides Hook Shank Clip Connector Swivels 100pcs
Fishing Line Sinker Slides Hook Shank Clip Connector Swivels 100pcs
$9.80
New 20Pcs Blue Fishing Line to Hook Swivels Shank Clip Connector DT
New 20Pcs Blue Fishing Line to Hook Swivels Shank Clip Connector DT
$0.99
100Pcs Fishing Line Sinker Slides Hook Shank Clip Connector Swivels
100Pcs Fishing Line Sinker Slides Hook Shank Clip Connector Swivels
$11.38
12Pcs Dark Gray Metal Fishing Line Hook Shank Swivel Interlock Clip Connector 4
12Pcs Dark Gray Metal Fishing Line Hook Shank Swivel Interlock Clip Connector 4
$4.73
20pcs Fishing Line Hook Swivels Shank Clip Connector Interlock Snap Lure Beans
20pcs Fishing Line Hook Swivels Shank Clip Connector Interlock Snap Lure Beans
$1.22
20Pcs Fishing Line Hook Lure Beans Swivels Shank Clip Snaps Connector Terminal
20Pcs Fishing Line Hook Lure Beans Swivels Shank Clip Snaps Connector Terminal
$1.20
New Fishing Line Hook Swivel Snaps Shank Clip Connectors Terminal Tackle 20Pcs
New Fishing Line Hook Swivel Snaps Shank Clip Connectors Terminal Tackle 20Pcs
$1.18
20Pcs Vogue Fishing Line Hook Swivels Shank Clip Connector Lure Beans Linker
20Pcs Vogue Fishing Line Hook Swivels Shank Clip Connector Lure Beans Linker
$1.17
10 Pcs 30mm Long Round Bead Fishing Line to Hook Shank Crane Clip Connectors
10 Pcs 30mm Long Round Bead Fishing Line to Hook Shank Crane Clip Connectors
$3.24
15 Pcs 46cm Long Metal Fishing Line Hook Shank Swivel Clip Connector
15 Pcs 46cm Long Metal Fishing Line Hook Shank Swivel Clip Connector
$3.91
6 Pcs 4cm Long Dark Gray Metal Fishing Line Hook Shank Swivel Clips Connector 7
6 Pcs 4cm Long Dark Gray Metal Fishing Line Hook Shank Swivel Clips Connector 7
$3.74
12 Pcs 55cm Long Dark Gray Metal Fishing Line Hook Shank Swivel Connector 1
12 Pcs 55cm Long Dark Gray Metal Fishing Line Hook Shank Swivel Connector 1
$4.84
6Pcs Dark Gray Metal Fishing Line Hook Shank Swivel Interlock Clip Connectors 5
6Pcs Dark Gray Metal Fishing Line Hook Shank Swivel Interlock Clip Connectors 5
$3.76
10 x Dark Gray Metal Fishing Line to Hook Shank Swivel Connectors 18
10 x Dark Gray Metal Fishing Line to Hook Shank Swivel Connectors 18
$3.42
6 Pcs Dark Gray Metal Fishing Line Hook Shank Swivel Interlock Clip Connector 6
6 Pcs Dark Gray Metal Fishing Line Hook Shank Swivel Interlock Clip Connector 6
$3.14
18 Pcs 32cm Long Dark Gray Metal Fishing Line Hook Shank Swivel Connector 10
18 Pcs 32cm Long Dark Gray Metal Fishing Line Hook Shank Swivel Connector 10
$8.17
12 Pcs 27cm Long Dark Gray Metal Fishing Line Hook Shank Swivel Connector 12
12 Pcs 27cm Long Dark Gray Metal Fishing Line Hook Shank Swivel Connector 12
$4.69
10 Pcs 8 Fishing Crane Swivel Thread Line to Hook Beaded Shank Connector Clip
10 Pcs 8 Fishing Crane Swivel Thread Line to Hook Beaded Shank Connector Clip
$3.38
6 Pcs Dark Gray Metal Fishing Line Hook Shank Swivel Interlock Connectors 14
6 Pcs Dark Gray Metal Fishing Line Hook Shank Swivel Interlock Connectors 14
$3.77
18 Pcs 34cm Dark Gray Metal Fishing Line Hook Shank Swivel Clip Connectors 9
18 Pcs 34cm Dark Gray Metal Fishing Line Hook Shank Swivel Clip Connectors 9
$8.17
18Pcs Metal Fishman Fishing Line Thread Hook Shank Clips Connector 12
18Pcs Metal Fishman Fishing Line Thread Hook Shank Clips Connector 12
$8.15
16 Pcs Dark Gray Metal Rolling Fishing Line Hook Shank Swivel Clip Connectors
16 Pcs Dark Gray Metal Rolling Fishing Line Hook Shank Swivel Clip Connectors
$3.48

Recently Purchased Shank Hook:


sougayilang fishing line sinker slides hook shank clip connector swivels pack of, 30 pcs 46cm long metal fishing line hook shank swivel clip connector, fishing line sinker slides hook shank clip connector swivels 100pcs fish finder, new 100pcs fishing line sinker slides hook shank clip connector swivels, sougayilang fishing line sinker slides hook shank clip connector swivels, 100pcsbox fishing line sinker slides hook shank clip connector swivels size, 120pcs baitholder offset long shank hooks sinker weights barrel swivels snap set, sougayilang fishing line sinker slides hook shank clip connector swivels , fishing line sinker slides hook shank clip connector swivels pack of 100pcs, 100 piece heavy duty fishing line sinker slides hook shank clip connector swivel, 10 lil jon short shank salmon steelhead glow jig mustad black nickel size 6 hook, sougayilang fishing line sinker slides hook shank clip connector swivels pack, pack of 100 fishing line sinker slides hook shank clip connector swivels , 100pcs fishing line sinker slides hook shank clip connector swivels new, 4 lil jon short shank salmon steelhead glow jigs mustad black nickel size 6 hook, jshanmei 100pcsbox fishing line sinker slides hook shank clip connector swiv, 100pcs fishing line sinker slides hook shank clip connector swivels yellow best, hand made xpoint fly tying hooks short shank , olde fly shop xpoint limerick saltwater fly tying hooks long shank , fishing hook 100pcs sinker line slides shank swivels clip connector finder new, 16 lil jon short shank salmon steelhead glow jig mustad black nickel size 6 hook, 8 lil jon short shank salmon steelhead glow jigs mustad black nickel size 6 hook, 4 pcs metal hook shank c connector swivel lead fishing sers m5h7, 100pcs fishing line sinker slides hook shank clip connector swivels, 15 pcs 46cm long metal fishing line hook shank swivel clip connector l1b4, sougayilang fishing line sinker slides hook shank clip connector pack of 100pcs, 10x metal fishing line to hook shank swivel connectors dark gray m4x6, jshanmei 100pcsbox fishing line sinker slides hook shank clip connector swivels, 100pcs fishing line sinker slides hook shank clip connector swivels gift new , aluminum alloy arcshaped hand shank line cutter hook remove fishing pliers, 100pcs fishing line sinker slides hook shank clip connector swivels , 20 pcs dark gray 35mm ring dia fishing line to hook shank swivel connectors, blue fishing shank rolling swivel sinker slides sea connector clip hook snaps, 100 pcs fish finder rigs line sinker slides hook shank clip connector swivels, fishing line sinker slides hook shank clip connector swivels fast deep water, new fishing line sinker slide hook rig shank clip interlock swivel pack 100pcs, 20pcs vogue fishing line hook swivels shank clip connector lure beans linker, new fishing line hook swivel snaps shank clip connectors terminal tackle 20pcs , 20pcs fishing line hook lure beans swivels shank clip snaps connector terminal , 20pcs fishing line hook swivels shank clip connector interlock snap lure beans , shank sea blue sinker slides fishing rolling swivel snaps hook clip connector, 180 pcs metal rolling fishing line hook shank swivel clip connectors 43cm, sougayilang fishing line sinker slides hook shank clip connector swivels pack of, 30 pcs dark gray metal fishing line to hook shank connector 7, hot fine fishing line shank rolling swivel sea blue hook snaps clip connector, 15 pcs 46cm long metal fishing line hook shank swivel clip connector j2d7, shank rolling swivel fishing sinker slides sea top snaps connector clip hook, rolling swivel sinker slides shank blue top line connector clip snaps hook, 31pcs 4mm dia metal rolling fishing line snap hook shank swivel clip connectors, 50 pcs gray metal fishing line to hook shank swivel connectors, 14 pcs dark gray metal fishing line to hook shank swivel connectors b, dark gray metal fishing line hook shank swivel clip connector 4cm long 175 pcs, 50 pcs dark gray metal fishing line to hook shank swivel connectors b, 30 pcs 45cm long metal fishing line hook shank swivel clip connector, fishing kits set line sinker slides hook shank clip connector swivels equipment, dark gray metal fishing line hook shank swivel clip connector 45cm long 26 pcs, fishing line to hook shank interlock clips swivel connectors 134pcs