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who uses them and who doesnt

i do use them becus they make changing baits very easy

but do swivels ever effect bait action

this is probably a dumb question but i have just been wondering this for awhile

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I use hold tight snaps for cranks thats it. I know you can use swivels to reduce line twist, but I cut off so much line throughout the day I usually have to respool after the trip anyway. I don't litter, I throw trimmed line in a storage compartment and get rid of it in the trash.

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don't have much luck with swivels. My fishing partner uses them and likes them.

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i used to use swivels and liked them. Now i use duo-lock snaps, and like them better. They dont impede the action of a crank although i havent really noticed a difference in the action. But i think that without the ball bearing and stuff it is less visible to the fishy who might be spooked by one.  ;D

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I've only used swivels on my Drop Shot setup since I was using 8lb Sufix Elite for my main line and then tied on a drop shot rig also made out of Sufix 8 lb Elite. The whole idea of using the swivel was to help reduce line twist. But this year I'm going with 10 lb Power Pro as my main line, so I'm going to eliminate the swivel and tie on the drop shot rig with a Albright knot.

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I use them and I believe that they don't effect action of the lure because I catch fish on them  ;D

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I hate using swivels.  I always tie knots.  The only baits I would use swivels for are jerkbaits and poppers, I believe it allows them to move more freely but instead I just tie a special knot.  Take the time to tie knots!

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I do not use swivels, but I do use snaps for cranks.  If I had a lure that was giving me bad line twist I'd tie a barrel swivel on and then another length of line and then the lure.

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In freshwater, about the only time I'll use a swivel

is with a Carolina-Rig or when trolling spoons for pike/musky.

Roger

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I have always used swivels because I change baits a lot and I'm basically lazy. ;D But this year I'm going to do some things different and thats one of them!

Max

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I have always used swivels because I change baits a lot and I'm basically lazy. ;D But this year I'm going to do some things different and thats one of them!

Max

This will make a difference for you.  Good call.

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I have always used swivels because I change baits a lot and I'm basically lazy. ;D But this year I'm going to do some things different and thats one of them!

Max

I think you mean "snap-swivel", because a swivel doesn't expedite lure change.

There are times to use a swivel (C-rig) and there a times to use a snap,

but in freshwater, there's rarely a time when you'll need both together (snap-swivel).

Roger

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