I think the popularity of dropshotting caught everybody out. Fox published a promotional video back in December 2013, see below. By the time I was interested in dropshotting in December 2014, it was the must see (and still is!) video for anyone interested in having a go at this most appealing branch of our hobby.
The video shows both how to rig the gear and how to use it. Before Christmas it was hard to find a supplier who had the rods and reels in stock and the Fox Jig Silk was, and still is, impossible to find - at least I have not been able to find any and at this time I understand that Fox are awaiting further supplies.
At last I have managed to find the time to acquire a rod and reel, some suitable braid and fluorocarbon leader, to compliment my already secured rig kit. The rod and reel are very small and ideal for what I have in mind - travelling on public transport to and between venues. All I need to do now is to load the spool with braid and to find something to carry it all in. A small rod sleeve would be ideal but so far the only one that looks small enough is the Fox Rage one and, to be honest I don't like the idea of a white bag with a huge logo on it advertising what is inside, drawing attention. The search is still on for that. I am also looking for a small bag to carry the other bits and pieces such as lures and spare end tackle. Looks like I might have to drag myself back to the tackle shop...