Unless the lure was one that would twist my line I always thought that tying it directly to the line was the way to go. I felt anything extra might scare off fish. My buddy, however, uses the old fashioned snap swivels and can change lures at a moment's notice. I can't say I catch more than him. Tying a knot can take a little more time than a simple snap and I wonder if there isn't an easier way. How many tie directly to say a Hot n Tot and how many use some sort of snap?