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Natural lure movement
« on: February 14, 2018, 05:00:13 AM »

What is everyone opinion on putting a barrel swivel with safety snap connector on end of jerk baits before putting it on your line? More lure natural movement or no?
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Re: Natural lure movement
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2018, 05:27:01 AM »

I fish mostly Lucky Craft jerk baits and like my cranks, lipless, and other hard baits I remove the split rings and use the Norman Lures Speed clips. I have actually added a small swivel to a few of the speed slips but as small as the weight difference was, IMHO it affected the action in a negative way and changed the how the baits suspended.

There was some discussion some time ago that included using a loop knot on cranks. I might try that sometime.

About the only thing I'm putting a swivel on is spoons.
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Re: Natural lure movement
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2018, 05:47:16 AM »

I only use a swivel if I want the jerkbait to sink during the pause. Or if it is floating up to fast. The only other application is on a double fluke.
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Re: Natural lure movement
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2018, 06:20:04 AM »

Just a snap, split ring or double loop knot is needed, for better action. A swivel starts adding unnecessary weight and since the lure doesn't tend to cause twist you don't need it for that, also many barrel swivels aren't that strong and have a tendency to corrode and not work.
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Re: Natural lure movement
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2018, 08:52:06 AM »

+1 on Rodney's post. As a general rule, you don't want anything between the line and the bait unless absolutely necessary. The more knots between your rod and the bass, the more chance to lose the bass.

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Re: Natural lure movement
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2018, 09:20:15 AM »

I use 'small in-line' swivels on the double Fluke too BUT also on a single fluke setup.

I fish Flukes usually with a hard 'jerk style' retrieve which over time can cause great line twist.
I also longcast so casting into the wind can cause frequent line twist and smallies being brought in can cause great line twist.

Snaps them selves.......not a big fan of.
Hard body 'jerks'....don't get the line twist challenge and hence direct tie.
At times use a 'loop knot'.
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