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Do You Tie Direct To Jigs/lures Or Use A Snap Swivel ?


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#1 maleko

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Posted June 10 2013 - 09:05 PM

Newbie here but been lurking for some time.

 

Just wanted to see what percent of you tie direct to what ever your fishing or do you use a snap swivel?

I know a snap is quicker to change etc. DO you think it really matters or hepls catch or deter the fish?

 

Thanks in advance.

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Posted June 10 2013 - 09:13 PM

The only baits I would ever even consider using a snap for are crankbaits, and then only a snap, never a swivel. I don't use snaps with crankbaits but a lot of people do. I would never use a snap on a jig, soft plastic, spinnerbait or anything else. Practice tying good knots and don't use snaps. Definitely don't use swivel snaps.

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Posted June 10 2013 - 09:17 PM

I tie directly to the lure. I believe that crankbait type lures would be a lure that you could use a snap swivel with and not see much of a difference in catch rate. With something like a jig I would say that a snap swivel is going to have a bigger negative impact. 

 

I've seen these: http://www.cabelas.c...naps/701927.uts ... They seem like they would be the least-intrusive option for quick changes.

 

Along the shore I've been finding a startling number of stray hooks connected to lures via huge snap swivels...just scratch my head and pick them up to be recycled.



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Posted June 10 2013 - 09:18 PM

I tie everything direct.


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Posted June 10 2013 - 09:24 PM

I find a snap/swivel just collects weeds, so I tie direct using two different knots, the Palomar, and Rapala.  However, as Tyfisher posted above, I also got a tip on the "No-Knot Fas-Snap" that I would like to try.  I'm told they're smaller and quicker, but I think they would also collect weeds.  I would only use the Fas-Snap when changing crankbaits frequently until I found the one the Bass want that day, then I would tie direct to the selected crank using the Rapala loop knot.



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Posted June 10 2013 - 09:25 PM

I tie everything direct.

X2 Always, ALWAYS tie directly to the lure. Eventually you will get really good tying knots. I do a palomar in like 10 seconds. Lol


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#7 maleko

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Posted June 10 2013 - 09:27 PM

Thanks for the quick replies.
Think I'm gonna try to start to direct tie.

Ok dumb question, what do you do when your done fishing with your line ? Since I've been using a snap swivel which I'm learning is a no no, I just hooked it to the small eye on the pole.

Do you just reel it in to the reel and hook it to itself?
Sorry if a dumb ?

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Posted June 10 2013 - 09:33 PM

Thanks for the quick replies.
Think I'm gonna try to start to direct tie.

Ok dumb question, what do you do when your done fishing with your line ? Since I've been using a snap swivel which I'm learning is a no no, I just hooked it to the small eye on the pole.

Do you just reel it in to the reel and hook it to itself?
Sorry if a dumb ?

 

Cut off you lure, tie a large loop in the end of the line, place the loop over the rod handle and tighten the line with the reel, then wrap the line around the rod eyes one time.

 

 

P.S. There are no dumb questions here, just some dumb answers at times.


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Posted June 10 2013 - 09:38 PM

Thanks for the quick replies.
Think I'm gonna try to start to direct tie.
Ok dumb question, what do you do when your done fishing with your line ? Since I've been using a snap swivel which I'm learning is a no no, I just hooked it to the small eye on the pole.
Do you just reel it in to the reel and hook it to itself?
Sorry if a dumb ?


What I do is double up about 6-8" of line and tie an overhand knot in it so you have a loop. You can then hang the loop on your hook keeper (if you have one) or around the reel handle. You can reel your line all the way into the reel but it's kind of a pain to run back through the guides every time.

Figure out what knot you want to tie, I recommend the Palomar, practice it until you can tie it well. You will build speed and confidence and no longer need the snaps. Tying good knots is a critical part of fishing, there aren't any shortcuts.

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Posted June 10 2013 - 09:38 PM

Attach the hook/jig/snap w/e to the hook hanger on the blank above the reel seat. 

 

I never use snaps for anything except cranks. There is no issue using them with cranks. Not to sound cliche but even kvd uses them on his cranks. however, i don't use them when ripping baits through weeds or around grass. they collect too much crud. any other cranking situation i always use snaps (never swivels). I wouldn't ever use them for jigs/plastics/etc. 



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Posted June 10 2013 - 09:43 PM

I tie everything direct.

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Posted June 10 2013 - 09:47 PM

I'm am a retiree with a tremor problem.  That means my hands shake.  Trying to tie a Palomar can be a ten minute ordeal for me.  For that reason I use a snap on almost all of my rods.  Since changing to snaps, I haven't noticed any change in my catch ratio.   BTW, I never use a snap swivel - snaps only.


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Posted June 10 2013 - 09:54 PM

i tie direct unless im fishing braid. With braid ill tie about a 12 inch flouro leader 



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Posted June 10 2013 - 09:59 PM

Direct

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Posted June 10 2013 - 10:08 PM

i tie direct unless im fishing braid. With braid ill tie about a 12 inch flouro leader


So it's not a good idea to tie direct with braid? Why?




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