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Offline Kambrefe81

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Swivels and other gear
« on: June 22, 2015, 06:28:48 PM »
Hey all, I guess I don't really know how to ask my question other than, when should I use swivels and when shouldn't I use swivels? Should I put them on spinnerbaits, on plastics? T-rigs or Carolinas? I have no idea, but have seen references in forums to swivels...

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Re: Swivels and other gear
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2015, 07:15:08 PM »
The only time I use a swivel is between the weight and the leader in a Carolina Rig. I use a snap on some lures like a vision 110 or silver buddy. 

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Re: Swivels and other gear
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2015, 09:41:54 PM »
I use a ball bearing snap swivel on in-line spinners, you'll get too much line twist without one. Swivel on carolina rigs, Norman speed  clips on crank baits if I not sure what one to use at the time. Other than that, knot it directly to the lure or hook
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Re: Swivels and other gear
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2015, 01:54:26 PM »
Exactly what @Eric-Maine and @groti said. The less hardware, the better for most applications.

I use duo lock snaps on some crankbaits and topwater baits, but that's it. Most everything else is tied directly.

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Re: Swivels and other gear
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2015, 09:14:05 AM »
Agreed on the above points. I really like micro swivels to eliminate line twists in weightless soft plastics. I always use a micro swivel when throwing a weightless fluke as it stops line twists and is so light that I feel like it does not affect the fall of the bait. I also really like the spin shot hooks for drop shot to eliminate line twists. Other than that I do not use swivels/snap swivels.
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