Yesterday I was discussing with a friend that I need to build some new trotlines before I go fishing next week. I know how to make them and they work well. Mine are just getting old and my last outing I got one hung up and had to cut one. The fish have worked another over real good and just needs replaced. He started talking about making one that to me seems unorthodox and I just wanted to know what yall think. The idea is, in short, to run a weighted line flat on the bottom with some sort of leader (that he claims are manufactured) that is stiff and has a small float on it. His theory is that the bait can swim more naturally and off the bottom. My theory is that this idea is useless and unpressidented and will only cause multiple headaches. I just use longer drops on my weights than my hooks to keep the bait suspended. What do you all think?