To clip or not to clip

Dozer217

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Recently saw someone i respect saying they use clips on their rigs to change out baits, swimbaits, jigs and even spinner baits. I've also heard if the lure maker thought a clip/swivel would make the lure work better it would come with the lure. What do you guys do?
 
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Proteus

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    I still use a clip for most methods but learned from Slow jigging that jigs work best tied to the leader via a solid ring, which is attached to a split ring, attached to the jig. Research jigging setups and you'll see a lot of different methods, important stuff to learn.

    I've also had to brush up on my knots (SD Jam, PR) to employ the right technique, also important.
     
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    Explorer1

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    Used to use one of this YoYo for bottom fishing and honestly it’s very convenient and fast...... but later I noticed I retie often enough to somewhat make this redundant. I still use it once in a while because of the ball bearing swivel (if jig is twisting my braid-line too much)....now I tie direct mostly
    Just saying
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    yessokk

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    Have used 3 types of clip type attachments to jigs and they all invite disaster. Sooner or later the clip mechanism will hook itself to your standing line and that is a not a desirable situation. Agree strongly with Mr. EXplorer above especially for the jigging application where a lot of motion is involved in your presentation. Yes it is convent but it ultimately ends in disaster.

    My .37 cents worth for your consideration.
    Walt
     
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    lazyfisherman

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    The tactical clip always ended up getting caught up with the spectra on my assist hooks. Swivel and a split ring. Always bring along some split ring pliers to swap out jigs.
     
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