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Line slipping on spinnerbaits and buzzbaits?

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I am having an issue with keeping the knot from sliding from the little nook for the knot to other parts of the wire. This seems to happen no matter the line type or knot selection. Any ideas?

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I use a little piece of heat shrink tube and slide it on and heat it. This will stay in place and stop the slipping of the line.

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Chinch it down! ;)

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1 hour ago, blckshirt98 said:

Buy a spinnerbait with a closed eye!

I use both but I really hate the open line tie. 

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On 7/14/2016 at 8:46 PM, blckshirt98 said:

Buy a spinnerbait with a closed eye!

This

 

Also using direct braid I have noticed makes the issue much worse than with mono/fluoro. Seems to slide around less with fluoro/mono. 

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If you have access to those little rubber bands used on dental braces or can cut a small section of surgical tubing about that size, slip it over the R bend and then tie your line on.  I use this method when fishing waters with pike and muskie and attach the spinnerbait with a leader.  I've never had the snap slide down or up the arm doing this.  IN a pinch, you can bite off a section of plastic worm and push the R bend through it.

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There are too many great spinnerbaits that have open eyes for me to disregard them.  So the issue for me is not to avoid open eyes but to make them work.  The suggestions are good, another is to buy some rubber O rings of the right size to make the open eye into a closed eye.  A split ring will work, but it's hard to get the exact right size.  

A braid knot probably doesn't work well because braid has no stretch, so it doesn't really tie up tightly on the wire.  Mono and FC do stretch, and the suggestion to use a simple cinch  knot works for me.  If you tie a simple cinch knot with about 6 turns, lube it and help it down into position by pulling alternately the tag and the line, then finally really cinch it down by pulling the line against the lure, you'll most likely have a connection that will not slip.  I'm sure other good knots will do the same, but you have to lube them and really get them pulled tightly into position.

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21 hours ago, Catt said:

Chinch it down! ;)

The most simple answer that can be provided. :)

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10 minutes ago, BassinLou said:

The most simple answer that can be provided. :)

And the most proper.  I know of the o-ring trick but I've never had to resort to it or any other solution when using a direct tie knot regardless of line type.

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You could also wrap some braid in a figure 8 around the line tie to close it off, sort of like is done with this one and the red band:

 

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I never have a problem with it.

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