All joking aside, most of my slabs have a ball bearing swivel attached with a spit ring. I think it allows them to have more action. I buy my ball bearing swivels from China by the 100. Cheap, decent quality and if I loose it, so what. I don't use snap swivels on anything but some topwater baits for schooling fish.
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