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06-20-2012, 01:27 AM
Is there a difference from tying them on or hooking them to a swivel?
"Big" mark the shark
06-20-2012, 02:21 AM
I know on any suspending bait it dos.And if you don't use them on spinners you get a lot of line twist.And I always use them when I trolling In case my lure fowl's up so I don't get line twist.
06-20-2012, 02:14 PM
It depends on what kind of connection already exists on the lure. If the lure you're using doesn't have a split ring already attached, tying your line directly to the lure will deaden the action of the lure because there is no pivot point. In the case of a lure without a split ring, connecting with a cross lock snap will allow the lure to work more freely.
As far as a lure that already has a split ring on it.... you tie your line directly to the split ring without any loss in action. Although, and I have no way of proving this other than personal observation...... I think connecting to a split ring with a cross lock snap gives a lure even more action than if you had tied your line directly to the split ring. You don't really need to use a swivel unless you're using an in-line spinner, the swivel helps eliminate line twist. And if I was throwing an in-line spinner I would be using a quality ball bearing swivel instead of a swivel with a cheap barrel swivel. Barrel swivels don't turn freely enough to stop your line from twisting.
06-26-2012, 10:43 AM
It also matters what kind of knot you use.
I personally use the palomar knot on everything, so I'll use a snap. I have a buddy that likes to use the rapala knot when casting cranks or jigs and he doesn't use a snap. Ties directly to the eye of the lure.
06-26-2012, 05:00 PM
I also like the palomar knot.
06-26-2012, 05:02 PM
some good info... thanks!
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