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#11892922 - 10/21/16 02:17 PM Swivels
Indianation65 Offline
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Registered: 05/07/13
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Loc: Richardson, Texas
Simple question...

Pond fishing, or lake for that matter...

Do you cats use "swivels" of any kind or tie lures straight to the line?

Reasons for/against your tactics. IN65


#11892943 - 10/21/16 02:34 PM Re: Swivels [Re: Indianation65]
Huckleberry Offline
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Registered: 10/10/07
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straight to the lure.

#11892946 - 10/21/16 02:36 PM Re: Swivels [Re: Indianation65]
Reshelman Offline

Registered: 03/13/14
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Loc: McKinney
For most of my stuff in ponds I use braid tied direct to a flouro leader, use your knot of choice. Most of the ponds I fish get hammered with pressure and I use a lot of finesse techniques that a swivel would restrict the motion. I use a leader with a snap up north around pike, but down here, straight tie on with no snap 99.9% of the time.
There are no fish in sonic pond EDIT: Except 1 20lb catfish

#11892949 - 10/21/16 02:37 PM Re: Swivels [Re: Indianation65]
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Loc: Allen, Texas
"There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot" - Steven Wright

#11892953 - 10/21/16 02:40 PM Re: Swivels [Re: Fisherman Joe]
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I don't think he's gonna use a slab in a pond

#11893145 - 10/21/16 05:17 PM Re: Swivels [Re: Indianation65]
Fisherman13 Offline
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Registered: 07/13/13
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I use them but I'm weird about changing baits every other cast and its just me being lazy and not wanting to retie. Straight to the lure is a stronger connection for sure. Some lures need a swivel cause the will cause some line twist with out one, but its less common. I say do what works for you. They don't keep me from catching fish. But I will say I've seen fish in clear water actually strike my swivel so they can distract the fish away from your bait when finesse fishing. If your throwing a fast moving bait I think you will have no issues with that.


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