I have noticed the balloon threads mostly apply to rivers. I am looking at using them in a reservoir from shore. The reservoir has flatheads up to 70 pounds and a lot of 15-25 pound fish. It is a very rocky reservoir and you tend to lose a lot of rigs there on the bottom the other problem is that the larger flatheads will bring you down into the rocks and will break you off regardless of line strength. It also is relatively deep I am thinking that by covering more ground with the balloons it will also cross paths with the more active fish as well. Ideally with the balloons I would try and hit them pretty quick with a hookset before they have a chance to get down in the rocks. I am looking for any feedback, opinions or suggested rigging to accomplish this. If I can figure out the best way to do it I am very confident it would outperform the standard bottom slip sinker rigs that get lost so often. Have at it wise men and thanks for your help!