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Fellas, I just discovered these little gems, you tie them on and then can change cranks with ease, just squeeze and release the old crank for a different one.  I am wondering how strong they are?  Will the clip affect the action of the crankbait?  Any information would be great.  

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I use them and really like them.  I have not lost a single bait or fish all of last year.  But at the same time I am currently looking for some Berkely cross-locks, Owner Cultivas or the P-line snap to replace the speed clips.  Remove the split rings and clip directly to the baits eyelet and they will not affect the action of the bait.

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Used to. Never again. Prefer direct tie to O or oval ring.

What happened, cause you a big fish, or just overall failures?

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I've used these for about 5 years and had no problems. If you like to change crankbaits often check these out , they will save you a lot of time.They are rather small and do not stand out to the fish IMO.

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I used them for a while but a had a couple open up and lost the crankbaits and the fish. I now use duo-lock/cross lock types and have never had a problem. Like Bowtech_182 said, remove the split rings that come on the baits.

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I will use something similar in a practice type situation, but direct tie in tourny.

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I like them but prefer Black Rosco Duo-lock #1 (25lb) or #2 (50lb) depending on bait.

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Speed Clips: I have lost lures using them, but I still use them for their convenience. For me, they are the most difficult to use when my fingers are cold. I also use other styles of snaps and have lost lures with them too. The only snap that I haven't lost lures with is the Coast Lock style, but they are more difficult to use with small line tie lures.

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Has anyone used the No Knot Fast Snaps?

http://www.cabelas.com/prod-1/0011851110700a.shtml

I used those in a brief (and unsuccessful) attempt at fly fishing. Never tried them on bass lures. If memory serves, they worked good on flies because the eyes on fly hooks were small. I don't know if they would snap on an eye (line tie) the size of a crankbait. I know someone's gonna come along and say just tie directly onto the lure, but it's our duty as bass fishermen to experiment ;D

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The normans suck, and will straighten out.  Use a strong duo lock clip instead.

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Used to. Never again. Prefer direct tie to O or oval ring.

What happened, cause you a big fish, or just overall failures?

No, few reason, it was hassle and difficult for me to open (too small for my finger) We need to retie our line once a while so why need it.

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For me, they are the most difficult to use when my fingers are cold

X2  I use them when spooning but sometimes it just get too darn cold to use them.  Caught pleanty of big fish with them though and have never had one open on me.  Just been lucky i guess.

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I used "em for about a year. I have the same problem others have, being clumsy, I guess. I can cut off a crank and tie on a new one in less time than I could swap cranks using the clips.

And, I have a fresh knot on fresh line. That's the kicker for me.

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I use duo locks only on lures I use for toothy fish.  Lure, wire leader, duo lock.........then snap on to barrel swivel.

Generally I tie and  always use a leader.

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