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Chris Hammond
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Swivels

Post by Chris Hammond » Fri Jul 24 2020 18:05

I went to buy myself some genie style clips for my lure traces this afternoon but in the size I wanted the local shop only had clips fitted to swivels. I bought them anyway as in the past I have removed the swivels with no issues but I was wondering whether the additional swivel would have any impact on lure action. Anybody able to offer their thoughts?

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Re: Swivels

Post by Steve Le maitre » Fri Jul 24 2020 19:27

That would depend on the lures in question Chris. What you got :grin:

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Re: Swivels

Post by Chris Hammond » Fri Jul 24 2020 20:07

Steve Le maitre wrote:
That would depend on the lures in question Chris. What you got :grin:
Mostly soft rubber shads tomorrow Steve. Having a pre dawn go for zeds in the morning.

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Re: Swivels

Post by Bob Watson » Fri Jul 24 2020 20:09

Most lures "swim" without spinning, I personally don't bother.
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Post by Steve Le maitre » Fri Jul 24 2020 20:58

Me too Bob, a swivel does very little to combat line twist. Lures that spin generally twist line swivel or no swivel not to mention they are a potential weak link.
Work on your casting style as most line twist is imparted during casting.
Anyway to the question - any extra weight will have an effect on the lures action however slight. I think a leader looks ugly with too much going on. In the old days a spinning trace had two swivels and then your spoon would come equipped with another one ! even with three swivels line twist was still rife !

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Post by andrew_nagel » Fri Jul 24 2020 23:16

As little hardware as possible.

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Post by spincityfan » Fri Jul 24 2020 23:22

thinking about it, the swivel is just a convenient way to tie your mainline to leader

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Post by Flipflopjoe » Sat Jul 25 2020 09:02

I think I may drop my swivels on my leaders now !
I started off without them, then I added them so I had the option to chuck little spinners and spoons but firstly, I hardly ever chuck them, and secondly, like mentioned, they make no different to line twist so what’s the point.

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Re: Swivels

Post by Mike J » Sat Jul 25 2020 10:51

Bob Watson wrote:
Most lures "swim" without spinning, I personally don't bother.

Me to.
No need to add hardware and cost when it provides no useful purpose.

Albright knot the reel line to leader, https://www.animatedknots.com/albright-knot

More streamlined than a swivel, stronger than most knots, and faster to tie when you've learnt it.

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Re: Swivels

Post by Chris Hammond » Sat Jul 25 2020 18:03

Cheers chaps. I guess the difference it makes is negligible.

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Post by Fentiger01 » Sun Jul 26 2020 18:59

Hey Chris, hope you're well mate!

When fishing a very light (2 - 5g) single jighook and 2-3" shads on the the canal for Zeds, I always connect my quality 5.5kg fluoro leader straight to the braid using a decent knot. I wouldn't advocate this approach if using multiple hooks, when Pike are expected nor when using heavier weighted rigs with bigger hooks, but it works well on the canal.

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