When drop shot fishing you are fishing for suspended fish in one certain depth in the water line, use your electronics to find where the fish are suspending and drop your rig down to that depth. Use a black marker and mark your line about 6 – 8 inches where the line comes out of the spool. Now when you bring your bait back up you can drop it right back to the right depth every time without any questions. This is really good for the non-boater guy in the back of the boat that does not have access to the electronics all day, it keeps you in the fish also with no more guessing about depth of your rig. This also works well with spoons too.