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What are the differences \ advantages between an "O" and oval ring

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Seems like the higher end lures use the oval rings....What is this supposed to make better?

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It keeps me from tying off in the split on a regular o-ring which can cause knot failure due to sharp edges. I prefer ovals and switch all my cranks over.

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It keeps me from tying off in the split on a regular o-ring which can cause knot failure due to sharp edges. I prefer ovals and switch all my cranks over.

ah!  gotcha,  thanks Jimzee

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but....sometimes I prefer a round split ring because on certain baits, ex. Bomber 8A, it will give the bait a slightly different action.

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the one major disadvantage i've noticed with oval rings is that they tend to get sprung rather easily. imho, the best rings are the tear drop-shaped ones made by x-calibur...best of all worlds.

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It keeps me from tying off in the split on a regular o-ring which can cause knot failure due to sharp edges. I prefer ovals and switch all my cranks over.

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They are also stronger due to better quality steel used, hence the higher cost. Probably not too important in bass fishing but hook a 30 lb. musky on a small crank and you'll appreciate quality components.

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Lucky Craft Lucky Rings for the win.

As Jimzee said, the oval rings prevent tying in the split.  I've spent at least 10 hours over the last year changing split rings.  I don't have many baits that I haven't changed.

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I don't use any rings but I do like a duo-lock snap.   That way I can blaze thru my box of cranks till I find the magic.  I also feel that the snap gives my baits better action.

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Split rings are for hooks.

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