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I remember reading a post years ago about putting spinnerbaits on a snap with an o-ring to close the bend for the knot. How many of y'all started doing that after reading about it, and what do you think about the results?

I've always been wary about the spinnerbait being able to swing freely and maybe affecting the hookset. The only thing is I've been using less and less spinnerbaits, so I am trying to entertain the idea of putting a snap on in case if I ever feel like throwing one.

Anyways, let's hear what you guys think!

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i stand by my usual thought in that i can generally tie a knot direct to the lure faster than messing with a clip/snap 

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If where you tie on has a twist in the wire to form a loop, I will use a snap. Because if you tie directly to that type line tie and the bait flip flops on a cast the line will sometimes wrap completely around the loop and nick itself weakening the line. A snap deters that nick in the line. 

If a spinnerbait doesnt have a loop I will tie directly

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Would you use a snap to connect to a jig, a Texas rigged lure ? 

I see two purposes for a snap.  Quick lure change and a connection that allows a bait to obtain it's full action.  A snap is not a direct connect and with that, inhibits the transmission of vibration and or lure contact. If snaps were truly beneficial on a spinnerbait, I would think the manufacturer would install it at the manufacture sight.  I'm not questioning anyone who uses a snap in the OP's context.  I'm just asking where the real benefit is ?  If it works for someone, awesome.  It's not for me.  I'm convinced  A well tied knot that is checked and periodically retied is a better practice. 

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I don't see any benefit from having a snap on a spinnerbait. crankbait maybe but not a spinner

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Crankbaits are about the only place I will consider a snap, but even that I normally just tie direct anymore.

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If given the option between a spinnerbait and a crank, the crank definitely wins every time. I'm just thinking if there's a way to cheat having to tie another knot to switch from the crank to the spinnerbait.

And yes, I always use a snap for cranks.

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Uhhh! No! ;)

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What kind of knot do you use to tie directly to a spinnerbait? 

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1 hour ago, JG233 said:

What kind of knot do you use to tie directly to a spinnerbait? 

Same thing I tie everything with, Palomar!

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There's no need to use a snap for spinnerbaits.

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4 hours ago, JG233 said:

What kind of knot do you use to tie directly to a spinnerbait? 

either of my usual knots: palomar or uni

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Don't use a snap.  I had a medical issue a couple years ago and I thought using a snap would make it easier for me by reducing the number of knots I had to tie.  Bad idea.  The spinnerbait didn't feel "right".  For spinnerbaits, I now always use a knot.  I do use a snap on crankbaits (I remove the split ring from the front if it has one)

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Try it, let us know how it works out. I actually started using very large spinnerbaits, 1 oz plus, many made for musky fishing, and have a twist so you could use a snap.

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Guess that I am in the minority. I use a snap for all my fishing since I typically only bring one rod out with me. I use the spinnerbait a lot as well. Caught my PB this year on it. I do use a dental oring around the bend to keep the snap from sliding down. It works well for me.

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It has never even crossed my mind .

As far as snaps making lure changes faster  , the line needs to be checked for damage and clipped any way throughout the day 

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Maybe my post wasn't typed out clear enough. 

 "I do this for a reason" and have been doing so since the 80's for that reason.

 Lemmie try this way, Stanley wedge bladed spinnerbaits (if I recollect) do not have a twisted wire loop to tie onto,  So therefore I tie directly with a polomar knot.

My favorite spinnerbait is a original Manns classic spinnerbait and it does have a twisted wire loop to tie to and I use a snap because:

 That loop creates a pinch point, right where the twisted wire begins within said loop, when casted the lure flies thru the air in any manner and sometimes the line will wrap around that loop (front to back) and will pinch itself in the "crook of the twist", or the "pinch point" when you retrieve it back to you.

 Now, Maybe you fish a spinnerbait with braid and this doesnt hinder you at all. And I'm not hating on you at all,..I fish with mono, as Im a diehard "use what works for you" angler and mono doesn't stand up well, to being pinched by any means.

 So, to save the loss of all my looped line tie spinnerbaits I use a snap to deter my line being pinched. Do I loose any feel?,..No,.. that dead stopped lure during retrieval feeling, is still there, and I do I feel weeds and such, maybe not as well as a direct tie, but,..  remember, a spinnerbait is usually a search bait and is moving, feel isnt as important as say ,... as if your fishing a jig.

 Im not saying,.You must use a snap, to each his own. Just offering a option to loosing some looped line tie spinnerbaits while casting along some form of cover. 

Maybe this is just because im a stubborn angler that refuses to use braid. and a fyi,, 1 reason I dont use braid is,... I have those huge bulk spools of mono I bought years ago,.. Ive yet to use up, so I'm not only stubborn, but frugal as well. old habits die hard.  lol

 

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8 minutes ago, scaleface said:

It has never even crossed my mind .

Me also,,,, cranks definitely,,,, 

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