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Buzz Baits And Spinnerbaits With Snap???

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#1 Dawson


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Posted April 09 2012 - 04:56 PM

Ok question of the day... I have wondered this for about 20 years now.. why is it that with spinnerbaits and buzzbaits, the baits are designed so that you cannot use a snap? Crankbaits are great.... you can switch one out in 10 seconds. But why are buzzbaits and spinnerbaits designed this way?

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Posted April 09 2012 - 05:00 PM

Never thought about this before. I would say pinch down the wire where.you tie on at. That should create a place where you can insert a snap.
As for why they are designed the way they are. I would guess its so you keep the line tight with the bait, seeing as how a snap would give play between the line and the bait.
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Posted April 09 2012 - 05:04 PM

Some spinnerbaits are designed with a twist in the front so you can use a snap. I think the bent-wire form is used more because it doesn't tend to drag on weeds as much.
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Posted April 09 2012 - 05:14 PM

I started to use a small rubberband on the bent wire so that it keeps the snap from sliding up. Seems to be working.

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Posted April 09 2012 - 06:04 PM

I carry a bag of #006 o-rings in the boat so I can snap a R bend spinnerbait to a wire leader. Just push it over the bend and snap on. If I'm not using a wire leader I still like to direct tie. The snap is just one more thing to collect junk.

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Posted April 09 2012 - 06:34 PM

Of course you can use a snap on both baits.

I cut the small gasoline tubing for lawn tractors into 1/16 sections and place that over the tip of the wire and then add the snap.

It works like the small "O" ring shown above but it is a lot cheaper.

I get one foot for $1.00 at the local lawn tractor (Cub Cadet) shop.

Give it a try.
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Posted April 09 2012 - 06:56 PM

One spinnerbait manufacturer explains why he thinks a closed loop is best, but it's hard to find any in stores.

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Posted April 09 2012 - 07:14 PM

i dont agree with that ^^ i think the more bends in the wire make weaker, just my opinion. i have always shyed away from them...

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Posted April 09 2012 - 07:33 PM

I cut the small gasoline tubing for lawn tractors into 1/16 sections and place that over the tip of the wire and then add the snap.

You can also use airline tubing made for aquariums. It's available at any pet store and most stores pet departments.
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Posted April 09 2012 - 07:34 PM

hm, I actually use a snap for both. None of my baits have a loop or closed loop for the snap to hook to. I never have a problem with the spinnerbait or buzzbait not running true.
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Posted April 09 2012 - 07:47 PM

This, like the other thread for cranks, just boils down to personal preference.
If you don't mind how the action is affected (for better or for worse) then use it.

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Posted April 09 2012 - 10:09 PM

Good tip Sam..

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Posted April 10 2012 - 11:22 AM

I love spinnerbaits. I use a snap too, so I prefer the "twist-type", but many now days are the R-bend type. I've HEARD that they use the R-bend type because it allows the arm/blades more vibration.

But to avoid the inevitable "snap-sliding-up-the-arm", I use a very skinny piece of heat-shrink tubing. (Read about doing that as a "tip" some place.)