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Does anyone here trust snap swivels?

I seen a video but cant find it now, were they added a split ring and a barrel swivel to there whopper plopper  and just tied a a snap swivel to the line for quick change over.

Good ideal or bad?

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Snaps - yes. Swivels -no 

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Snaps are OK, swivels are OK, but most will say don't use the combo snap swivels. Snaps are nice for crankbaits, and I like swivels tied up the line ahead of certain things, like in a carolina rig. Are you saying someone used a split ring, barrel swivel, and snap swivel all at once? Thats a lot of hardware that seems unecessary.

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2 minutes ago, Vilas15 said:

Snaps are OK, swivels are OK, but most will say don't use the combo snap swivels. Snaps are nice for crankbaits, and I like swivels tied up the line ahead of certain things, like in a carolina rig. Are you saying someone used a split ring, barrel swivel, and snap swivel all at once? Thats a lot of hardware that seems unecessary.

I wish I could find that video again, I'm not 100 % maybe it was just a split ring  and a barrel swivel added to the lure and some how instead of tying  he added something to the line .

What is a Snap?

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2 minutes ago, millerp said:

I wish I could find that video again, I'm not 100 % maybe it was just a split ring  and a barrel swivel added to the lure and some how instead of tying  he added something to the line .

What is a Snap?

https://www.cabelas.com/product/VMC-DUOLOCK-SNAP/2074704.uts?slotId=0

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Ok I have them and used them in the past put they seem to bend out of shape quick.

For a Wopper plopper 90 what size snap ring would you use? I have number 4 ,And a number 5 vcm rolling swivel.

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I use snaps for quick changing baits all the time.  Norman Speed Clips and Decoy V-Snaps are what I'm using now.

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I use snapswivels on half my rods. Used them my whole life. Only issue I ever had is with the snaps that are straight. Always use ones with a bend in the end or they can pull apart

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42 minutes ago, blckshirt98 said:

I use snaps for quick changing baits all the time.  Norman Speed Clips and Decoy V-Snaps are what I'm using now.

Same here.  I've used snaps for almost 40 years and never had one problem with them.  Makes chasing baits quick and lets crankbaits have a lot of action.

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My eyes are getting old and I hate to have to dig out my reading glasses to tie a new knot every time I switch lures so I use snaps for all of my setups. Sure, it might not give certain lures the perfect presentation, but all of my lures still catch fish just the same.

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I occasionally use high-quality ball bearing snap swivels on spinning gear when throwing things like in-line spinners but, on casting gear, I usually tie on directly or use the Mustad Fastach clips (which really isn't a clip).

 

Tight lines,

Bob

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I have competition fished for over 30 years.  I include a small key ring style Loop on the front of my Lures so that you can use the snap swivels for quick easy change overs. I only use the rounded snap swivels As they aid in the natural movement of the lure... more so then a pointed style or direct line tie even.

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I'll use a ball-bearing snap swivel for fishing spoons, but never for anything else.

 

Tom

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they come in so many different sizes ,

how do you match the size to the lure or line or fish?

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38 minutes ago, millerp said:

they come in so many different sizes ,

how do you match the size to the lure or line or fish?

I use as small of one as I can usually. No special way to match them as the purpose is to easily switch to different lures. A really big lure will need a bigger one while a small lure will look silly with a big. The ones I use most are 20lb test and work with almost all my cranks, spoons, spinners, and topwaters (usually tie my topwaters though). I have bigger ones for pike/musky setups and some smaller for using small inline spinners. If your fishing heavy weed beds probably want one with more than 20lb test

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I tried them and was not impressed. I could retie faster and easier. I just change all my line tie spit rings to an oval style when i open the package, i keep the rings for changing hooks. 

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Well thanks for all the input. The post for the wopper plopper with adding a split ring and a barrel directly to the lure was to help prevent line twist incase the tail stopped spinning and cased the lure to turn. Thanks again

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1 minute ago, junyer357 said:

I tried them and was not impressed. I could retie faster and easier. I just change all my line tie spit rings to an oval style when i open the package, i keep the rings for changing hooks. 

I know a few people that don’t like snaps and say they can tie faster. I might not be the fastest at tieing but with a snap it take a second to pop the lure off and a second to put a lure on. Not sure how it’s possible to tie faster.

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My eyes are shot ,and fingers don't want to work with that clear mono or fluoro carbon any more , takes me for ever to tie.

Things seemed to change since I first started fishing it  was a lot simpler then ,

a 4 foot stick a rock a piece of fishing line and a rusty old eagle claw hook .

Oh and  a piece of night crawler

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5 hours ago, INEEDANEWSCREENNAME030718 said:

small key ring style Loop on the front of my Lures

I am not sure what this is? Can you please explain.

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On 3/6/2018 at 3:24 PM, millerp said:

Ok I have them and used them in the past put they seem to bend out of shape quick.

For a Wopper plopper 90 what size snap ring would you use? I have number 4 ,And a number 5 vcm rolling swivel.

 

1 hour ago, millerp said:

they come in so many different sizes ,

how do you match the size to the lure or line or fish?

 

I'd probably use a 20 lb as the smallest/lightest just because they can get so small it's hard to use. I wouldn't want it any lighter than my line either. I'd probably use a 30 or 50 lb rated snap most often.

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11 minutes ago, Vilas15 said:

 

 

I'd probably use a 20 lb as the smallest/lightest just because they can get so small it's hard to use. I wouldn't want it any lighter than my line either. I'd probably use a 30 or 50 lb rated snap most often.

Thanks that's what I was looking for.

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