The above is a copy in Photo Bucket. It maybe bigger or something. Click "Full View" in upper left(?).
I use flourocarbon, but probably any stiffer line/leader mat'l. will work. The stiffness holds the dropper away from the main line and I get very few tangles with this.
I've actually tied in 5 droppers to simulate a small school. Was a bit nasty casting from the rocks,, but I gotta say, it was fine from a trolling yak.
I've tried to illustrate what my set-up is with this (feel free to deviate / improve). Sometimes I'll add a bit of dubbing in the knot(s) to kind of make it look like a larger is attacking a smaller that is feeding on a worm or something (small to large is good).
When pulling the surgeon's knot, work up a nice fat juicy "hawker" for lube. Snug the knot up to fit in mouth, work the hawk into the knot while warming, and work it tight (dispose of remaining said "Hawker" appropriately).
I use no snaps or swivels at all and tie this setup to the main line with a "Alberto's Knot" (http://www.stripersonline.com/Pages/...tos_knot.shtml
I also like loops on the fly and plug and using a older version of a "Homer Rhodes" (http://www.btinternet.com/%7Ekevin.l.j.knight/knot8.htm
) I find I can untie, and retie without cutting the knot off. Kind of cool. I can only do that with stiffer leader material though. Snip the tag end with clippers on a angle to point the end for retying helps a lot.
I think that just about covers it(?). If I can offer more just ask and I'd be glad to.
PS; I don't like it. Going to put it in slide show (enlarged).