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#12298635 - 06/17/17 03:20 PM Snap swivels?
Cshurleylt Offline
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Registered: 06/12/17
Posts: 8
I know some people bash snap swivels for bass fishing and etc. but what about using them for fishing for smaller eating size cats like channels. Reason I ask is some bait I'm planning on using I need to put on the shank of the the treble hook and figured it would be easier to rebait using a snap swivel. Any input would be appreciated. Thanks!!

#12298642 - 06/17/17 03:34 PM Re: Snap swivels? [Re: Cshurleylt]
tgravley aka lewisvillecatfish Online   content
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Registered: 02/06/09
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Loc: highland village/lake Lewisvil...
Would work fine for eaters
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#12299055 - 06/17/17 10:49 PM Re: Snap swivels? [Re: Cshurleylt]
kerr dog Offline

Registered: 04/21/13
Posts: 64
Caught a 47# flathead on a jug using locking snap swivel with no problems.

#12299216 - 06/18/17 07:55 AM Re: Snap swivels? [Re: Cshurleylt]
WillieRip Offline
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Registered: 01/05/15
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Yeah, snap swivels are all I use for my handlines. I run Triple Threat swivels rated at 60 lbs and a snap rated at 110 lbs. (This is my own product, btw, just to be up front.)

Edited by WillieRip (06/18/17 07:58 AM)
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Slip floats that get'em in the boat!

#12299236 - 06/18/17 08:12 AM Re: Snap swivels? [Re: Cshurleylt]
Uncle Zeek Offline
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I'm not overly fond of brass snap swivels (like typical Eagle Claw or such), but they're fine for things like panfish, sandbass, and smaller catfish.

I prefer swivels with a 'coastlock' or 'crosslock' snap (don't remember which name is the right one), as they're far less likely to pull open under pressure.
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