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Any preferences on tying line to a wiggle wart? 

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Owner Hyper Weld snaps directly onto the diving lure line tie eye. 

Tom

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I like the split ring, they never seem to run right for me if I direct tie to them.

 

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Was wondering how it effects action?

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1 hour ago, Fluffbag said:

Was wondering how it effects action?

It effects it to the point that it will not run, as in no action at all.  Remember this is just my experience, your mileage may vary.   A split ring or speed clip create a tie point that allows the bait to remain free, and does not kill the action.

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I don't know why you'd ever tie direct to a crank bait.   I like the idea of a split ring over a snap.  If you're paranoid about the line getting caught in the split ring, oval split rings fix that.

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I like the pattern of that top one. 

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If you tied directly to the bait not split ring or line tie, use a "Rapala knot" or any other loop knot. it will give you a similar action. I know walleye guides that fish Lake Erie that only use loop knots because it give the trolling baits a different action. Just my Experience 

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Been using snaps on cranks for more decades than I care to remember. Much better option (IMO) to retying every time I want to change up. Just as effective as a split ring.

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Most of my old pre-rap warts have a snap on them. I think it gives them a wider range of motion since they're such a wide wobbling bait.

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They come with a snap on them if i remember right, so thats what ive used.

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I don't have any old wiggle warts left. 

I do have a few Luck E Strike G5 crankbaits that run similar.

they come with a snap. I switched one over to a snap ring and it lost a lot of its action. Just use the snaps now.

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Let's break this down; all 3 are Rapala retooled Wiggle Warts so none of them will run like the original Storm Warts. Tying to a round split ring can damage the line if the knot gets into the sharp wire ring ends on any lure. Tying direct to a snap is your best option as long as the snap isn't too heavy and doesn't open up. Tying direct to the lures eye can deaden the action with heavy line unless you tie a loop knot.

FYI Don Iovino's Major Craft Zoner Hunter has the action of the original Wiggle Warts and has premium treble hooks. 

Tom

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