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Old 07-10-2019, 07:33 PM
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I am fairly new to crankbaiting deep water. Seem to have trouble at times with crank tearing off on even smaller snags. I use a snap swivel tied with a palomar knot, then the crank obviously. Any one have advice on something different I should be using? Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-10-2019, 10:05 PM
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I am fairly new to crankbaiting deep water. Seem to have trouble at times with crank tearing off on even smaller snags. I use a snap swivel tied with a palomar knot, then the crank obviously. Any one have advice on something different I should be using? Thanks in advance.

1. Why are you using a snap swivel? No swivel needed, just a snap.
2. Are you using a leader?
3. What pound test line and leader are you using?
4. Braid, mono or fluorocarbon line?
5. Why a palomar knot?
6. Is the break happening at the line, leader or snap?
7. Are you snagging on rock or timber?
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Old 07-10-2019, 10:41 PM
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A lot of what is stated above is good stuff. I would:

1) run 20lb braid for mainline. Utilize the dive chart for 10lb Xt, it will be close.
2) run a 3/4/5 foot flouro leader of 15lb strength.
3) mate the two lines with an ant swivel.
4) run a simple snap, not snap swivel, at the bait.
5) utilize a knot that works for the application. I use a trilene not, double run through the eye, but there are others that will work. You should be able to tell if the knot is your problem by examining your break offs.


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Old 07-11-2019, 10:58 AM
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A lot of what is stated above is good stuff. I would:

1) run 20lb braid for mainline. Utilize the dive chart for 10lb Xt, it will be close.
2) run a 3/4/5 foot flouro leader of 15lb strength.
3) mate the two lines with an ant swivel.
4) run a simple snap, not snap swivel, at the bait.
5) utilize a knot that works for the application. I use a trilene not, double run through the eye, but there are others that will work. You should be able to tell if the knot is your problem by examining your break offs.


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Many die hards will curse you for putting a swivel anywhere in front of a crankbait, I don't do it, but have often wondered why not, I really can't see how it would effect how the bait runs, or cause it to spin. I know there are times when I get weeds or some other reason that cause the crank to spin that I wish I had a swivel on so my line wouldn't be so twisted.
Just curious on your reasoning.
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Old 07-12-2019, 01:09 PM
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Well, I violated my rule of not replying to guest posters. Two days later and not a peep from the OP.
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