Swivels and leaders

Discussion in 'Tackle Talk' started by CDL, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. CDL


    I just want to get everyone's opinion on attaching crankbait, spinnerbait, etc directly to swivels instead of using leaders. Any opinions?
  2. triton175

    triton175 STX 206 Viper

    Spinnerbait - tie directly
    In-line spinner - snap-swivel
    Crankbait - snap only, no swivel

    Trial and error is good too. See what works for you.


  3. Blu320

    Blu320 Member

    Ok ok, so Im a totally noob and could use some info here.

    First, my night vision isnt so good and I have a hard time tying new gear. Whats the strongest, easiest knot to tie? I use the improved cinch, but it took me a good 15 minutes to tie up my rig this weekend.

    Second, Im trying to figure out when to use a swivel. It would seem that using a swivel all the time would make changing lures easy. But from the post above, this doesnt seem to be the case> So why would you not use swivels all the time?

    Thank in advance!
  4. A snap swivel can and will interfere with the intended action of most baits. It's really better IMO to tie on almost everything, however, I will use a barrel swivel on Carolina rigs (of course) and farther up the line on some soft plastics if they tend to cause line twist on my spinning gear. Hope this helps.
  5. Try a palomar knot...its almost as fast as tying your shoes!