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#11475990 - 03/14/16 08:34 AM This ever happen to you?
mbalb61 Offline
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Registered: 01/25/12
Posts: 62
Loc: Illinois
This past Friday a co-worker said I looked like a needed some time away from work, normal work week for me is anywhere from 50 to 55 hours a week, and decided I would take her advice. I left around noon and headed back to the lake that so far has been pretty good to me. I did manage to upgrade my Top 5 fish for the year. I also had something happen for the first time ever. Check out the video.
If you want to jump ahead, go to about 2:30 in the video.

Top 5 Weight: 22-4 (4-15, 4-12, 4-10, 4-1, 3-14) culled a 2-14



Edited by mbalb61 (03/14/16 08:36 AM)

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#11476150 - 03/14/16 09:51 AM Re: This ever happen to you? [Re: mbalb61]
fitter2259 Offline
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Registered: 12/29/11
Posts: 5561
Loc: Humble, Texas
What type of snap do you use?
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#11476239 - 03/14/16 10:30 AM Re: This ever happen to you? [Re: mbalb61]
RayBob Offline
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Registered: 11/18/02
Posts: 33880
Loc: Pineywoods
You mean did I ever break off at the boat?
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#11476380 - 03/14/16 11:16 AM Re: This ever happen to you? [Re: mbalb61]
lconn4 Offline
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Registered: 12/02/12
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Loc: Cherokee County
I used to use the ones below all the time in salt water... never had a failure.

http://www.tackledirect.com/tactical-anglers-power-clips.html
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#11476736 - 03/14/16 01:32 PM Re: This ever happen to you? [Re: fitter2259]
mbalb61 Offline
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Registered: 01/25/12
Posts: 62
Loc: Illinois
These are the snaps I have been using

http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Owner_All_Purpose_Snap/descpage-SPA.html

First time I ever had one fail. Literately pulled it open.

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#11479029 - 03/15/16 01:46 PM Re: This ever happen to you? [Re: RayBob]
mbalb61 Offline
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Registered: 01/25/12
Posts: 62
Loc: Illinois
No the snap swivel straighten out

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#11479423 - 03/15/16 04:02 PM Re: This ever happen to you? [Re: mbalb61]
Duck_Hunter Online   content
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Registered: 03/24/14
Posts: 10404
Loc: North Texas
What snap? The ring on the trap that you tie to? Never had that happen and never even heard of that happening.
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#11479580 - 03/15/16 05:08 PM Re: This ever happen to you? [Re: mbalb61]
Larry yank Offline
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Registered: 01/28/16
Posts: 23
Loc: Rockwall, Texas
I have had some bad bags of Eagle Claw from Dick's where the snap loses strength, does not close, and then straightens with a snag or a fish.

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#11480109 - 03/15/16 09:10 PM Re: This ever happen to you? [Re: mbalb61]
timwins31 Offline
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Registered: 02/04/11
Posts: 5545
Loc: DFW
. . .aaaand that's why I tell people not to cut corners. Eventually it'll cost you, usually in the most inopportune time. Say no to snap swivels, carolina keepers, etc.

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#11480360 - 03/15/16 10:44 PM Re: This ever happen to you? [Re: mbalb61]
SoonerDG Offline
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Registered: 02/15/02
Posts: 1506
Loc: Joshua, TX
That is the exact reason I don't use snap swivels.
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