HOW TO FISH THE COUNTDOWN
To use the CountDown method, follow these simple steps:
As indicated in the illustration below, immediately after casting, take up any slack line and begin counting just as the CountDown strikes the water.
A good uniform way to count is “one thousand one...one thousand two...one thousand three...” Keep counting until the lure has settled on the bottom or has found a resting place in the weeds. The line will go slack at this point.
REMEMBER the count at this moment. Then, by reducing the count by one or two numbers on subsequent retrieves and picking up the lure with your reel, the CountDown will stay just above the weeds or off the bottom.