Swivels and swivel snaps

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I am a fan of the McMahon style snaps. Many for sale are of questionable strength. Poor construction, sharp bends with deep tool marks, and who knows what material. I too have a pull to failure set up, 300# max. Granted like many things we discuss here on BD how strong is strong enough, for you.

If you demand the best, small to largest, Leadertec is the only source I have found. Above are the largest, 300# doesn't make 'em even groan. (the swivels
are sourced elsewhere)

Now don't give the old man "what are ya fishin' for blue fin or blue whale's?"
Just telling where to get what I was looking for.
 
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locvetter

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    I am a fan of the McMahon style snaps. Many for sale are of questionable strength. Poor construction, sharp bends with deep tool marks, and who knows what material. I too have a pull to failure set up, 300# max. Granted like many things we discuss here on BD how strong is strong enough, for you.

    If you demand the best, small to largest, Leadertec is the only source I have found. Above are the largest, 300# doesn't make 'em even groan. (the swivels
    are sourced elsewhere)

    Now don't give the old man "what are ya fishin' for blue fin or blue whale's?"
    Just telling where to get what I was looking for.
    Just ordered some. Look forward to playing with them.
     
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    I loved the look and feel of these as well, and thought they were bullet proof until I wound back my troll line with the clip open and the lure and leader gone. I thought I'd made it snug and secure before I let it out, not sure how it opened. YMMV...
    View attachment 949166 View attachment 949167 Here is another use... 330# fluorocarbon (2.01 mm) quick change trolling lure.
     
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    Bill W

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    I loved the look and feel of these as well, and thought they were bullet proof until I wound back my troll line with the clip open and the lure and leader gone. I thought I'd made it snug and secure before I let it out, not sure how it opened. YMMV...

    Yes they do have a reputation of opening up. I modified the scissor action to be tight by squeezing the grommet that holds the two pieces together. Thank you for posting...
     
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    Rodless_Jim

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    View attachment 954961 I am going to try this...

    200# rating on 330# fluorocarbon most likely do not need the nylon thimble.

    50 for 12 bucks...

    I've been looking at those oval snaps for a long time, but I never could get any info on their test rating. I would like to try using smaller ones to connect hooks to Raider jigs. Where do you suggest I look...?
     
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    hucklongfin

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    I've been looking at those oval snaps for a long time, but I never could get any info on their test rating. I would like to try using smaller ones to connect hooks to Raider jigs. Where do you suggest I look...?
    Just google tactical anglers power clips. They have them in 50#, 125#, 175#. Others make similar clips. If you were coming out with us again I could just give you a few.
     
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    Bill W

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    Your guess is as good as mine Jim... The black ones around 75# might work. I got these at Bass Pro but it is is easy to tie a 3 turn uni personally it would not work for me.
     
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    On the Tactical Angler clips: This was the biggest size. There was no deformity at about 75#. As you can see, it started to bend, and the frame showing the deformed clip is just before failure. Last frame is failure.

    This may in fact be a fine example of "all things fail" and the question "How strong is strong enough?" These little clips are so small they are almost cute, seem very unlikely to snag, and, when I get the black ones, will be exceptionally stealth.

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    Bill W

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    On the Tactical Angler clips: This was the biggest size. There was no deformity at about 75#. As you can see, it started to bend, and the frame showing the deformed clip is just before failure. Last frame is failure.

    This may in fact be a fine example of "all things fail" and the question "How strong is strong enough?" These little clips are so small they are almost cute, seem very unlikely to snag, and, when I get the black ones, will be exceptionally stealth.

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    What was the Mfg. rating?

    175#?
     
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    Bill W

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    Add a grommet to the 200# version and get some double barrel black crimp, worth a shot on the troll...
     
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    hucklongfin

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    No deformity at 75# works for me. I won't be using anywhere near that much drag.
    These are Tactical Angler clips and not some by someone else in that style, right?
     
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    locvetter

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    Used a split ring pliers to open it up and put it on the 90 deg. leg. Really easy... the grommet holds my Fluoro like a glove.
    Just ordered some.
    I've been looking at those oval snaps for a long time, but I never could get any info on their test rating. I would like to try using smaller ones to connect hooks to Raider jigs. Where do you suggest I look...?
    Catchall Tackle. Interesting they are not in the section on snaps and swivels, but in the All Terminal Tackle. Here is the link to the black ones I just ordered:

    https://catchalltackle.com/rosco-ez-clips-stainless-steel-black-25-pack/
     
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    hucklongfin

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    Thanks, I ordered some of the black 175# clips and the Aussie swivels too.

    Where do you get those grommets?
     
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