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crappie_dan
12-30-2008, 10:10 PM
Do you need to use a swivel above a jig when longlining?

possumcop
12-30-2008, 10:26 PM
No

lungbuster
12-30-2008, 10:40 PM
no, I just tie a loop knot and let'er go

AtticaFish
12-31-2008, 12:11 AM
My 2 cents would be yes for sure!
I usually use a barrel swivel with 2' or so of leader to the jig. Don't like to use the swivels that clip to the lure. I do agree that most jigs (all but twist tails anyway) won't spin, but when you hook a crappie I have had them spin all the way to the boat!:eek: Depending on how much line you have out, that fish may give you trouble AFTER you catch him.

blairarnold
12-31-2008, 10:17 AM
I never have used a swivel longline trolling jigs.

Countryboy N.C.
12-31-2008, 01:54 PM
No

Yodibuzz
12-31-2008, 03:27 PM
no

sticksteer
12-31-2008, 06:50 PM
From the previous response's , I would say uhhhhh...no.

yikess
12-31-2008, 09:42 PM
Loop knot.

AtticaFish
01-01-2009, 02:14 AM
Just got my In-Fisherman mag and what do ya know, they have a little snip about this very thing.
Guess what....... they say no too. Ok ok, I'm gonna run some this summer without.
They did mention a trick I forgot about and have used before. If you do get twist in your line, take the lure off and let a bunch of line out behind the boat for a few minutes while trolling. It does work!

chuckauten
01-01-2009, 08:21 AM
I use a swivel because most of time that I hang up at Talquin, the line will break between the jig and swivel. When fishing lakes that are sand bottom and grass - loop knot.

Catch a bunch.

Chuck

lamplighter
01-01-2009, 09:30 AM
no . no swivels

crappie_dan
01-01-2009, 10:21 AM
I was just thinking of using a small barrel swivel say about 18"-24" above the jig. Would this hurt the action?