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#12749600 - 05/09/18 05:12 PM Let's talk swivels.
spazm09 Offline
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Registered: 04/16/09
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So I've never thought about this until now but I'm wondering about swivel size. I always buy bigger swivels for my Sante Cooper rig but I've never considered why I choose the bigger ones. Surely the bigger ones are stronger but does it really matter? Have any of yall had a swivel break from a big fish? I always use heavy braid (50+ lbs), I would think the line would always break before the swivel does. Are there any benefits to a bigger swivel that I'm missing? What are yall's thoughts on this?
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#12749626 - 05/09/18 05:40 PM Re: Let's talk swivels. [Re: spazm09]
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Rosco a U.S. made swivel and #7 are rated for 75#
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#12750039 - 05/10/18 02:29 AM Re: Let's talk swivels. [Re: spazm09]
Catfish Lynn Offline
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On my Trotlines, Juglines, and Throwlines, I use either 3/0 Brass Barrel Swivels (not sure of rating) or Crane 4/0 SS swivels (rating is 175 pounds). This past weekend when the "Giant" hit, it popped the #36 green braided cord above the hook as it took off. But the Crane 4/0 SS swivel was intact. I have had nothing yet that broke either barrel swivel. Note that neither has the clips (as I have had the clips open up on the 3/0 Brass barrel swivels)-- I was using them on the end of the leader for the small eye Kahle hooks.

Also, I have had 3/0 three way brass swivels snap off (by the "Giant"). So I do not use them any more.
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#12750046 - 05/10/18 03:59 AM Re: Let's talk swivels. [Re: spazm09]
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I like the spro swivels.... just pure beauty, small and bad to the bone...

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#12750090 - 05/10/18 06:14 AM Re: Let's talk swivels. [Re: OPTIMUS PRIME]
Wildman of the navidad Offline
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Originally Posted By: OPTIMUS PRIME
I like the spro swivels.... just pure beauty, small and bad to the bone...




+1 really like spros line up from micro too 1" an the inch is prolly rated at 200#
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#12750359 - 05/10/18 10:04 AM Re: Let's talk swivels. [Re: OPTIMUS PRIME]
spazm09 Offline
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Originally Posted By: OPTIMUS PRIME
I like the spro swivels.... just pure beauty, small and bad to the bone...



That is nice. Do they sell those at Academy?
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#12750546 - 05/10/18 12:32 PM Re: Let's talk swivels. [Re: spazm09]
Wildman of the navidad Offline
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Yes
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#12750689 - 05/10/18 02:30 PM Re: Let's talk swivels. [Re: spazm09]
Big Sam Offline
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+ again on the spro swivels cheers
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#12750892 - 05/10/18 05:08 PM Re: Let's talk swivels. [Re: spazm09]
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Originally Posted By: spazm09
Originally Posted By: OPTIMUS PRIME
I like the spro swivels.... just pure beauty, small and bad to the bone...



That is nice. Do they sell those at Academy?


I'm surprised they aren't marketing these for earrings. Put one in each ear, clip on a couple of red and white bobbers, and you'd be the best dressed man on the lake.

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#12751187 - 05/10/18 09:35 PM Re: Let's talk swivels. [Re: spazm09]
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100# test, like $11 for 100pcs

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#12751324 - 05/11/18 05:49 AM Re: Let's talk swivels. [Re: Magged Out]
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Originally Posted By: Magged Out
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100# test, like $11 for 100pcs
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#12751775 - 05/11/18 11:59 AM Re: Let's talk swivels. [Re: spazm09]
BankAngler81 Offline
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Registered: 03/19/18
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I think a bigger stronger swivel is necessary if you cast hard with a heavy sinker. Ive broken a swivel trying to heave 8 n bait once but never fighting a fish. I get big SPRO swivels now & never had an issue.

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#12751888 - 05/11/18 01:42 PM Re: Let's talk swivels. [Re: spazm09]
Wildman of the navidad Offline
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I just left academy and the spro one incher's are rated at a whopping 325# you will rip your rod out of the reel seat before they break


Edited by Wildman of the navidad (05/11/18 02:42 PM)
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#12752391 - 05/11/18 09:59 PM Re: Let's talk swivels. [Re: spazm09]
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We buy in bulk off eBay.... #6 or #5....regular swivels. Never had failure.
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