okay this will be very long...sorry for those of you on dial up
First you will need a few items, 4/0 or 6/0 barbless gamis, 50# dacron, a number 5 barrel swivel and some colored stretchy thread..I use black but use whats available as long as it's not white
Now for the tying!!!!
Cut approx 18" of the dacron and tie a standard egg loop onto the shank of the hook
Next, attach the barrel swivel with a half hitch??? not sure of knot but look closely as it is viewable in the pic
Next I place the rig into and old exato knife/saw kit from my old RC plane making days to hold it secure while continuing to tie the rig.
place the line back through the hook eye
and once again through the barrel swivel to create 3 dacron lines.
Pull TIGHT and half hitch TIGHT at the barrel swivel
continue to pull and wrap the 3 lines,towards the hook eye one after the other very TIGHT.
ending in another half hitch pulled TIGHT and cut the dacron with a 1/2" tag line.
Now for the make your hand hurt part...start wrapping the entire length of dacron from hook eye to barrel swivel
with stretchy thread very TIGHT.
Be sure to wrap as tight as possible without breaking the stretchy thread and continue to wrap until you have a stiff and solid anchovie/bait rig with the usual double turn half hitches for securing stretchy thread.
Mainline goes to the same eye in the barrel swivel as the newly tied rig....the open eyed end is for your dropper approx 20" in length.
I use white stretchy thread to secure bait and with the black as a background color I can easily see how to not cut my bait rig.