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Old 04-11-2021, 09:39 AM
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Normally I run 10 Lb Fireline tied to a 6 foot 10 lb flouro carbon leader directly to Bandits. Should I be using swilels? fast lock snaps? ball bearing swivels?
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Old 04-11-2021, 01:21 PM
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I like sampo swivels
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Old 04-11-2021, 04:38 PM
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Snaps are OK, no swivel should be used.
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I'm not sure that a swivel would negatively affect a crank's action or not but I prefer attaching cranks with fast lock snaps.
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Old 04-12-2021, 07:53 AM
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Additional weight at the front of the bait can reduce the span on the wiggle by some amount. For this reason, I prefer not to use a swivel(snap and swivel) attached to a bait. That said, the use of a thin wire leader, in my opinion, although still reducing the wiggle to some extent, probably is a better plan than putting all the weight directly if front of a bait, leader visibility not being an issue, hopefully. Just the use of a snap in all likelihood is least detrimental to wiggle reduction.

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For lures with action that I don't want to hinder, I use crankbait snaps such as linked to below; I take the split rings off of the lures' "noses" and tie a crankbait snap to the line that matches those split rings in size. For other situations where I want to be able to quickly substitute what I'm using, I use regular snaps. (I prefer snaps over tying directly in most situations because my fingers aren't as nimble as they used to be, especially when it's cold, and using snaps cuts down on the number of knots I have to tie.) I only use swivels or snap swivels if I anticipate that what I'm using might cause line twist - and I make sure my crankbaits are in tune so they don't do that.

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Old 04-16-2021, 09:55 PM
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I just use the fast lock snaps, no swivel attached. Never found a need to run a swivel honestly. That goes when I'm pulling cranks with straight mono or braid/fluoro, my setup is consistent across both.


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The preferred snap around here is the Berkeley Cross Lock Snap...



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Old 04-17-2021, 09:02 AM
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I'm a fan of the CRS crankbait snap also. Seems like it has a smaller length profile than other snaps have- smaller profile the better through my eyes. CRS snaps always take a pair of pliers to open & close but it gives me a reassurance that it won't open

When I'm concerned about line twist, I'll often use a 3' fluro leader & a swivel connected to the main line... I'm often lazy & use a mainline snap --> floro ball bearing swivel --> direct tie or snap for stick baits. No line twist, no swivel for me.

I stay away from any swivels that are not ball bearing because chain swivels can bind & not swivel

That's my 2 cents

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Old 05-01-2021, 02:00 PM
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If you bait isrunning correctly you should not .need any. I use a uni to the eye and sometimes I put a small piece of yard in the final loop and donít pull the knot very tight. If you tighten the knot you can tie to the top or bottom which changes the depth. For the guy that said less knots... you still have to tie to the swivel. Any time I catch a real fighter I retie. The knot is the thing that will most likely fail and the big one gets away.
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