The “Key” to drop shotting according to Bassmaster Elite Series Professional John Crews is to keep the tip up. Light Line, Light Hook, Light Bait means you need the ultimate in sensitivity to feel the bite and reel the hook into the fish. Whether you are casting to targets and points or fishing straight down with electronics our Unidirectional Carbon Fiber blank give you the most sensitivity of any Drop Shot rod on the market. We roll these blanks in Sanford North Carolina to help you feel the slightest bite on any fish. We have added a few ounces of counterbalance weight to but of this rod to help hold the tip elevated which helps with feel and the reel hook set method most implemented when drop shotting. Couple these features with our Carbon Fiber grips and we give you the ultimate ability to feel the slightest bite on a Missile Baits Bombshot type bait. One other Detail John has us specially add to this rod is the lowered two piece weight holder. Transporting a rod with the weight down style can be a little of a burden and we have made the hook holder lower and split to be able to hold the weight solid yet allow for easy deployment and stowing.