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#10954806 - 07/03/15 12:43 AM Barrel swivels vs. snap swivels (for big cats) & leaders?
Water Judge Offline
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Registered: 06/23/08
Posts: 174
Loc: Lewisville,TX
Which do you prefer and how do you tie them off (either way)? Run line test vs leader test?
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#10954822 - 07/03/15 02:54 AM Re: Barrel swivels vs. snap swivels (for big cats) & leaders? [Re: Water Judge]
Chemdawg Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/22/13
Posts: 1236
for channel cats i use braid or 20lb big game and for leader i use 12ln snap swivel i go with the lighter leader because the bobbers i use are hand made from wood hand painted so it is cheaper to bust a hook off and loose it and the weight then to possibly loose every thing the snap just make it quicker to hook a leader to it
for blues 30b big game 50lb leader with barrel swivel are make better and can with stand the strain of the larger fish that the the way i fish any how

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#10954823 - 07/03/15 02:55 AM Re: Barrel swivels vs. snap swivels (for big cats) & leaders? [Re: Water Judge]
Chemdawg Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/22/13
Posts: 1236
for channel cats i use braid or 20lb big game and for leader i use 12ln snap swivel i go with the lighter leader because the bobbers i use are hand made from wood hand painted so it is cheaper to bust a hook off and loose it and the weight then to possibly loose every thing the snap just make it quicker to hook a leader to it
for blues 30b big game 50lb leader with barrel swivel are make better and can with stand the strain of the larger fish that the the way i fish any how

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#10954824 - 07/03/15 02:55 AM Re: Barrel swivels vs. snap swivels (for big cats) & leaders? [Re: Water Judge]
Chemdawg Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/22/13
Posts: 1236
for channel cats i use braid or 20lb big game and for leader i use 12ln snap swivel i go with the lighter leader because the bobbers i use are hand made from wood hand painted so it is cheaper to bust a hook off and loose it and the weight then to possibly loose every thing the snap just make it quicker to hook a leader to it
for blues 30b big game 50lb leader with barrel swivel are make better and can with stand the strain of the larger fish that the the way i fish any how

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#10955066 - 07/03/15 08:30 AM Re: Barrel swivels vs. snap swivels (for big cats) & leaders? [Re: Water Judge]
J.StoneRepairs Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 09/03/13
Posts: 240
Loc: Waco
Sounds about the same as I use...those big blues can shred a leader and the same for a big yeller.

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#10955222 - 07/03/15 09:35 AM Re: Barrel swivels vs. snap swivels (for big cats) & leaders? [Re: Water Judge]
Reeladdict15 Offline
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Registered: 05/16/09
Posts: 105
Loc: Dallas
Snaps

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