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I have using lipless crankbaits a lot lately and I am wondering...should I have a wide snap-lock on the end of my line or just tie line directly to split ring?  Very good search bait.

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I tie direct to the split ring. 

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x2 on the direct tie.

One less thing that can go wrong..

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Whichever you have the most confidence in.  I prefer using a snap tied direct to the bait.  Some baits track better, plus it makes changing baits much easier for an old fart like me.  I agree with your statement about them being a great search bait and I'll add that they are under utilized.

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I use a snap until I find a color they like than after a cpl fish when I have to re tie I will till directly to the split ring on the bait. 

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I use snaps. Never had any issues since I started using them. Seems to allow the bait to impart more action and it is much much easier to change baits if rod selection is limited

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I remove the split rings altogether, and use a duo-loc snap.  3/4 of my baits already have the snaps on them, so I generally retie often.

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5 minutes ago, J Francho said:

I remove the split rings altogether, and use a duo-loc snap.  3/4 of my baits already have the snaps on them, so I generally retie often.

I agree with this line of thinking.  If you're going to use a snap, you should take the split ring off.

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They aren't so much a problem with lipless vibe type baits, but billed cranks, especially ones with the eye loop in a recess tend to get the split ring out of alignment, fouling the bait. It doesn't happen as much with a duo-loc.  Also, I can tie a palomar to a small snap easier than a whole crankbait.

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I always use Norman Speed Clips with my crankbaits because it's so much faster/easier to swap.

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As far as it being faster and not having to retie .  Its usually time for me  to retie anyway when I switch baits , 

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I also use a snap. I use the KVD 00 or 0 Snap. the really small ones that are rated for 25lbs breaking strength. love it but I don't really know how to use a lipless crank. I heard they were only good for the spring and fall. maybe I should try them out now in summer....

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1 hour ago, An Outdoor Guy said:

I also use a snap. I use the KVD 00 or 0 Snap. the really small ones that are rated for 25lbs breaking strength. love it but I don't really know how to use a lipless crank. I heard they were only good for the spring and fall. maybe I should try them out now in summer....

When the fish start reading what the anglers write about what to eat and when I'll consider following them to the letter. Until then if the bite isn't happening sometimes trying something not in the book might be the ticket. 

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18 hours ago, S. Sass said:

When the fish start reading what the anglers write about what to eat and when I'll consider following them to the letter. Until then if the bite isn't happening sometimes trying something not in the book might be the ticket. 

true, but like I said I have very little experience with them so I just take advice and soak up information whether it be right or wrong. Now I just learned from you that "seasonal" lures are not really seasonal so I'll start trying things that are out of the ordinary. Love learning something new everyday. Makes me a better angler.

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