FISH HEAVY IRONS WITH SNAP SWIVEL ???

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  1. rooney

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    Going to fish Colonet ,pretty soon . Just wonder what you think of using Snap Swivel for quick jig change (ie Salas type 7X ) ?
    Not sure if that extra hardware will make a difference at 200---400 ft depths ?
    Always appreciate your valued input and expertise.
     
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    Not a fan of that and not sure many folks around here are.

    It doesn't take long tie a solid knot, just retie and keep fishing.
     
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    No. Definitely a difference. I think it takes action away from the jig.
     
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    SouthBayKiller I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I wouldn't. Takes a second to tie a knot.
     
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    Beware, most snap swivel are thin twisted wire that will cut thru mono/fluoro knots when under a load. You're much better off tying directly to the thicker jig weld ring.
     
  7. jer dog

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    I would use it for you Dropper Loop Rig
    but Never strait to a Jig
    but I have trolled some, and put a 5 foot Leader
    with a Swivel to Reduce Twist in the line.
     
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    Tie a knot and don't be lazy
     
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  9. rooney

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    Thanks guys, enough said
     
  10. J.AkuHed

    J.AkuHed I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    It's like this, given the right conditions and the right fish, I've seen yellows bend hooks! So, with a little less force, a a yellow will bend that snap open.
    OTH, some flat falls, slow pitch jigs and diamond jigs come with split rings and swivels. . .
     

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