Snap swivels

Discussion in 'Steelhead Talk' started by pubert, Oct 4, 2008.

  1. When fishing spoons for steelhead is it OK to use snap swivls or should I tie the line directly to the lure?
  2. I would definitely use a swivel to prevent line twist but would stay away from the clip. Thats just too much to spook the fish. Tie one side of the swivel to your main line and then tie a second lighter line to the other end and attach a spoon.

  3. When casting any kind of hardware (spoons, spinners, cranks, etc.) I say snap swivels are a must! They help to nearly eliminate line twist and allow for quicker lure changes. The fish will be too enticed by the action of the lure to even notice whether or not there is a snap swivel attached.

  4. I use a snap without a swivel for casting spoons and cranks. I have never had a problem with line twist or a lure break off. IMO a swivel is only needed for lures that rotate. Casting spoons flutter and cranks wiggle.