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So nobody really uses these anymore right? Seems like everyone just tries their own knot. Is the reason for this strength or so there isn't extra stuff with the lure? Just wondering, i am just getting into fishing this year really and i always remember just using snap swivels.

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Well, really depends on what I'm doing. If I'm throwing soft plastics (which I do mostly), I'm tying knots.

 

If I'm doing long-pole fishing (bottom fishing, float fishing, etc.) or throwing lures, I like to tie on a snap - not a snap swivel. Snaps allow for quick changes and I've not found them to get in the way of catching fish, especially when live-baiting.

 

In shore saltwater, a little of both.

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People use them. I use dual lock snaps all the time, especially on walking lures, which I throw a lot. I never use the swivel kind though.

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I use duolock snaps. Snap swivels I use only with inline spinners.

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Not to hijack the thread, but have any of y'all ever lost a fish because of snaps?

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Not to hijack the thread, but have any of y'all ever lost a fish because of snaps?

Only in saltwater.

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Thanks okeechobee!

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Not to hijack the thread, but have any of y'all ever lost a fish because of snaps?

Never, I run a size 3, and those are pretty darn strong.

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I have actually never either and thats part of why i wondered.

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I use swivels on the rod I don't use for soft baits, for which I use a Texas rig. I've never had one fail in more than 30 years. It makes it a snap to change lures.

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The snap swivels made with BB swivels aren't too bad, the ones made with brass barrel swivels are too bulky in my opinion.  I have only seen 1 barrel snap swivel break, something pretty big hit a guy fishing in the ICW.  I use duolocks, have never had one fail in wither fresh or saltwater.

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Snaps, yes, for crankbaits; snap-swivel. yes, only for in-line spinners.

 

The problem with snap-swivels and with snaps is first, the quality, never purchase El Cheapo, as long as you purchase good quality you´ll be fine, the second problem is the tricky part, the second problem has to do with you, if the idea is to no longer tie knots well dude, you´re wrong, checking your line and retying every time your line shows signs of wear is the proper way to fish, the cost for not doing so is lost lures and lost fish.

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