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I know @Munkin opinion on this, but also curious what others do and why. 
 

I have the spinny bit toward the back because a local lake I fish has what I call snot weed. It is almost like wet craft fur but even more flexible. I find it somehow gets wrapped around the front 2/3 of the swivel and is easiest to pick the last bits off at home. With the spinny bit in the back the blade still spins and catches fish with a little of this crap on it. I wish they could get rid of it all together, but you just have to deal with it. 

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I attach the blade to the free end that spins. The stationary end is what gets attached to the wire. There is less resistance that way so the blade will spin faster and spin at slower retrieve speeds. It will work the other way but nowhere near as good. If you are burning a bait the difference might not be very noticeable. Slow rolling is where the big difference is. You will reel the bait faster to get the blade to spin but the added speed also causes the bait to come further off the bottom. 

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58 minutes ago, smalljaw67 said:

I attach the blade to the free end that spins. The stationary end is what gets attached to the wire.

Whichever end you attach to the wire will be stationary, the larger side (where the barrel and ring remain stationary relative to each other) gets attached to the front, it's not a huge difference, but it will spin a bit better, and won't get clogged by gunk as easily. Sorry, used to edit tech manuals and I can't help myself...

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2 hours ago, smalljaw67 said:

I attach the blade to the free end that spins. The stationary end is what gets attached to the wire. There is less resistance that way so the blade will spin faster and spin at slower retrieve speeds. It will work the other way but nowhere near as good. If you are burning a bait the difference might not be very noticeable. Slow rolling is where the big difference is. You will reel the bait faster to get the blade to spin but the added speed also causes the bait to come further off the bottom. 

 

1 hour ago, Deleted account said:

Whichever end you attach to the wire will be stationary, the larger side (where the barrel and ring remain stationary relative to each other) gets attached to the front, it's not a huge difference, but it will spin a bit better, and won't get clogged by gunk as easily. Sorry, used to edit tech manuals and I can't help myself...


So I think we all are doing it the same way. I know Allen does the opposite which I would try except for this stuff we have in the water that I am not sure if it is even a weed. Should have put the picture in the first post if I would hav3 been thinking straight. 

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I do the same thing as smalljaw67 and deleted account for the same reason. 

 

Allen 

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29 minutes ago, Munkin said:

I do the same thing as smalljaw67 and deleted account for the same reason. 

 

Allen 

 

So then in the picture I have it as smalljaw67 defines it, the blade being attached to the free end that spins. Or am I reading it backwards?

 

Also yes those are the bulk ball bearing swivels from Barlows and I have some from LPO as well. With as many spins as I have made I would be broke from the premium ball bearing swivels.

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So here is my sh***y artist's rendition of a swivel after a few drinks with a friend tonight so don't judge. 

 

If you look at any swivel you can see one side is the main body and the other rotates internally to that body. You want the main body side connected to the blade arm and the rotational side connected to the blade. The blade spins easier this way because of less rotational mass. Additionally it provides some protection from dirt and debris from entering the swivel.

 

Allen 

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