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That was good suggestion so I tried it. No one (except one) mentions size or pound.

I bought #4's but they look a bit big. May try 3's. Hard to think that 4's would impact the action significantly more than 4's.
 

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Most fishing stores have something like them
 

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I go with threes on my boat and have had no problems. Bass Pro has some ball bearing swivels that ive tried and like. Sampos are great and the best you can get, but bass pro pro qualifiers swivels work good for me. Nate (Fishin Addiction)
 

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Most of the charters and tournament fisherman use the the lock snaps with welded rings. Just look at the picture see how narrow the coast lock is compaired to lock snap. With certain spoons the narrow snaps will limmit it action.
 

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That's pretty much what the 'Best Chance' guys and Chip Porter said at the Salmon seminar in South Bend last week.

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Most charters I know use Coast Locks. Chip mentioned in another forum he uses the black ball bearing swivels from Howie's Tackle. They only sell Coast Locks.
 

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I always laugh guys will pay 20,000.00 for a boat equip it thousands of dollars of electronics and tackle. They have all the lastest and secert lures and then use .50 cent snap swivels. Another saying from Best Chance when the fish are concetrated everybody is an expert and everybody can catches fish. I don't like paying the money for welded rings eithor but theres days when it makes the difference from weighing in fish and watching some somebody else doing it.
 

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I had a big king straighten out a Cabela's snap swivel years back and never used snaps again. All my swivels are Cabelas or Bass premium coast locks or cross locks with welded rings and Spro swivels for the river. No swivel equipment failures.

I'm interested in the comment about the radius of some coast/cross lock swivels limiting spoon action. I hadn't thought much about it and can't say that my hooked to landed ratio has really changed much since switching. I do know that it is somewhat more difficult to attach some SS and other spoons to coast locks because of the angle of the wire, but a little pressure to open the lock a little and you're home free.

Just continuing to look for things that might help to "even the playing field" between man and fish! HA!!!:D ;)
 

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I heard the same thing on the coast lock swivels from the Salmon Master Institute in Saginaw. I did get rid of all the snap locks on the boat. Never lost so many kings in one weekend from them straightening out. Have not had a problem with the coast locks. I can see where they can hinder the performance of the spoons, will have to try the cross lock. Has any one had a problem with the cross locks?
 

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I have used Rosco snaps and swivels from Rome specialities for many years now and have never had one come open. I use black safty snap swivels on spoons and black safty snaps on body baits. I use 2/0 snap swivel and #4 snap.they also make coast lock and snap lock models the problem is all there products are sold by the thousand. and that can get costly unless a few guys go together on them. I think they make the best terminal tackle available any were. these may be a little more trouble to get and cost a little more then others but you only get what you pay for.
 
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