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dr_duff
06-14-2007, 08:40 AM
As I was getting ready to put my boat in the lake the other day there were two guys pulling theres out. I asked them how they did and what they were using. They showed me there poles and they each had very small snap swivels attatched to there lines so they could swith out there jigs. That made me wonder if many of you guys do that or if you just tie on a new head if you want a different color. I understand doing this while trolling but these guys were using 1/16 ounce heads and 1.5" curly tails.

Do any of you guys/gals use these small snap swivels also or do you just tie on another head if you want one?

Tunica
06-14-2007, 08:43 AM
I dont like them to much junk on the end of the line....it takes Me the same amount of time to tie a knot as it does to get that little wire to unhook from the catch in a snap swivel anyway.

deathb4disco
06-14-2007, 08:43 AM
I would never use a snap swivel for jigs.

longliner
06-14-2007, 08:50 AM
Jigs no, crankbaits yes. But different strokes for different folks.:)

kygorski
06-14-2007, 09:10 AM
no snap swivels on jigs, and just plain snaps on crank baits.

joejv4
06-14-2007, 09:11 AM
Only time I don't tie on a lure is when I'm after toothy critters like pike, then I use a steel leader with a snap on one end and a swivel on the other. Everything else I tie on.

BigD
06-14-2007, 09:18 AM
Tie on...no snaps.

smoothlures
06-14-2007, 09:24 AM
I tie it straight on. Try using a loop in your line and doubling it together and pushing it through the eye of the jig and around the jig and pull tight to change out jigs really quick. I may make a post on how I do it sometime.

Joe
06-14-2007, 09:44 AM
I use tube jigs and only change the skirts. Do not have to re-tie.
Joe

wwwUncle
06-14-2007, 11:24 AM
I use snap swivels almost all the time. I have them in all sizes and do use them with jigs. The downside is to remember to check the line often for wear, whereas when you tie on directly you are constantly trimming back the wear on the end of the line. And, I need to state, I am not a believer in snap swivel or no snap swivel makes a difference in your fishing even though I skunked an anti snap swivel friend years back with both of us using same style curly tail jig in a match (he still will not use a snap swivel- LOL). My thought is fishing success depends on location and your confidence in your methods.

skiptomylu
06-14-2007, 11:46 AM
I don't use snap swivels (come open too much and are too big)and I tie direct most of the time, but I do use some No-Knot Fast Snaps a good bit if I am changing colors very much. The small ones are really small and I use a couple of the sizes, but not the large. They are actually for fly fishing so you know they are little. Here is a link to what I use...
http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/links/link.jsp?id=0011851110700a&type=product&cmCat=search&returnPage=search-results1.jsp&QueryText=no-knot+snaps&N=4887&Ntk=Products&Ntx=mode+matchall&Nty=1&Ntt=no-knot+snaps&noImage=0

sticko
06-14-2007, 11:59 AM
snaps are good for some of the older guys it is hard to see the little holes in the tiny hook eyes to get the line . WE waste a lot of time trying to retie. so in those instances it may be much better to use a snap.

joejv4
06-14-2007, 12:05 PM
Skip, thanks for the reminder... my father-in-law showed those to me last year and I said to myself: "self, those look like something you ought to try". Well, "self" completely forgot about those things until you just now mentioned them... and I have some BPS Rewards points to use up. Soooooooo... I think I'll be getting a pack of those and give them a whirl. If I like them, I'll probably buy a ton of them to rig all my rods, my wife's rods, and my son's rods with.

Billy2
06-14-2007, 12:23 PM
Snaps may be good for some people, but I like the surgeon loop.

www.animatedknots.com/surgeonsloop

Buffy
06-14-2007, 02:44 PM
A friend told me about a leader tying tool, it's called the fast tie or something, started using it just for flyfishing, now I use it for almost all my lures, and getting hooks out...

skiptomylu
06-14-2007, 03:11 PM
Skip, thanks for the reminder... my father-in-law showed those to me last year and I said to myself: "self, those look like something you ought to try". Well, "self" completely forgot about those things until you just now mentioned them... and I have some BPS Rewards points to use up. Soooooooo... I think I'll be getting a pack of those and give them a whirl. If I like them, I'll probably buy a ton of them to rig all my rods, my wife's rods, and my son's rods with.

I do like them a lot and have not had any real trouble other than dropping a few that bounced into the water, LOL!

After looking at them I do have some Large and med. and the small is just too tiny. I think I like the med. best, but they are pretty small too. I even use them when I fish with a 3 way swivel, I just take the jig off and slip the 3 way rig on the snap.