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Hello.  I tried searching for info on this, but it's a strange and oddly specific thing to search for and I can't find answers.  

Some of my crankbaits (strike kings) come with a rectangular split ring on the lip and I have been unsure of where I should tie my knot onto it.  Should the knot be tightened on the longer length of the split ring, or the shorter length?  Does tying it onto either specific side give certain pros/cons?

 

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They are called oval split rings (though they aren't exactly that) You tie to the long end. The thinking is that it keeps the line off the joint, and possible damage or binding. On a side note, with some cranks, I purposely put the open joint of round split rings on the lure's tie.

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The “shorter” length would be either curved/round end of an oval split ring, no? That’s always the side/end I tie to. Not sure you could tie to the “long” flat side and have it work for any length of time correctly.

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The shorter/curved side does seem to be the logical place to tie it, but I don't really see what the point of using the oval ring is to begin with.  I think I'm overthinking this

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First the op doesn't know what a rectangle is followed by a member who correctly called the split oval then proceeded to call the longer section the narrow curved end total confusion. 

The advantage was correctly stated; the split ring ends are located on the longer sides away from the line tie so the line isn't damaged by the sharp ends.

I use snaps in lieu of split rings and tie my line to the narrower end, the lure goes on the wider rounded end that opens and clips back together.

Whew.....words can be tricky!

Tom

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27 minutes ago, WRB said:

 

The advantage was correctly stated; the split ring ends are located on the longer sides away from the line tie so the .

Whew.....words can be tricky!

Tom

but...but....its simple....the ends are on the sides!!!!

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1 hour ago, WRB said:

 

I use snaps in lieu of split rings

Ditto. Our friend, Glenn May recommends this in one of his videos. It works for me and makes changing out lures easier, too.

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I put oval split rings on every bait I buy, as soon as it comes out of the package. It's probably a bit ocd on my part but I hate round rings and would never use snaps. I like the oval rings because you don't have to think about where you tie and your knot never ends up in the split.

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