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I like using snap swivels, easier and quicker to change lures...  I hear some say it interferes with the swim bait action.  I don't see how...   I'm also contemplating on possibly installing a small  o ring for easier hook up with the snap...

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A small snap, okay. Snap swivel, only if fishing a bait that fully rotates and can cause line twist like a jigging/casting spoon, or inline spinner. 

 

I'm not a fan of snaps because they make me complacent about retying and it's just a matter of time before they cost me a fish and a bait. 

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This topic comes up multiple times every year.  I use snap swivels to make things easy, since I fish for fun. The key is to use quality snap swivels if you do use them, such as Spro.  I also use the smallest possible size that will work on lures.

I tie direct to a hook or jig for T rig or Ned rig type applications.

Do whatever you want and what works for you and have fun with it.

 

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We've used these for years with great success. I used to use the standard ones but we started using the swivel ones a few years ago.

 

 

 

 

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Snaps are great when you only have one or two rods and need to quickly switch lures. I always use them since I fish from the bank with two rods. 

 

Swivels are unnecessary and just add hardware to your presentation unless you fish inline spinners or spoons, which I never do.

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I have wondered about this for a while. obviously, it takes a while to retie lures, and since i bank fish with 1-2 rods, it soundls like a good idea to use snaps, but i'm afraid it will mess up the action of my crankbaits, jerkbaits, and topwaters. what should i do?

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Use whatever works for you. I'm in the @Bluebasser86 camp - no snaps or swivels (or snap swivels) the majority of the time.

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I usually avoid snap swivels. I like to tie directly to my hook or lure

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I use small snaps with my crankbaits.  However the majority of the time I have used them had been in the Ohio River which is usually stained water at best.  My partner doesn’t use them.  Sometimes he catches more fish and sometimes I do.  I feel like it allows the bait to “do its thing” more.  

 

Not sure in clear water or with jerkbaits where you are concerned about the attitude of the nose.

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On 2/9/2019 at 10:21 AM, rod snapper said:

I have wondered about this for a while. obviously, it takes a while to retie lures, and since i bank fish with 1-2 rods, it soundls like a good idea to use snaps, but i'm afraid it will mess up the action of my crankbaits, jerkbaits, and topwaters. what should i do?

Snaps works great. Get a pack of the smallest eagle claw ones from Walmart for 89¢, give it a shot. It’s what I always use from the bank. 

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