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Do you guys use small snap swivels to make changing teardrops or spoons easier or do you just take 20 ready rigged rods with you? :confused:
I am assuming from one previous thread I was able to find on this toppic
Jiggin use a small snap swivel or maybe a barrel swivel on the main line with a leader.
Smaller like a teardrop or panfish tie directly to the main line?
 

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I only use a barrell swivel when i am fishing for walleye. I'll run about a 3ft flourocarbon leader. If I'm using spoons, or jigging rapalas, it's a must, because of all the twisting. Sometimes I'll use a very small clip, but the snap swivels are to big for me. The clips are just a very thin wire. For panfish everything is directly on my 1-3lb main line.

These are the clips I use, usually black or silver:

http://www.basspro.com/servlet/cata...rClassCode=10&hvarSubCode=5&hvarTarget=browse

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Direct tie for 'gills, everything else gets a "No Knot Fast Snap". I use a swivel with a three foot leader then the fast snap (the swivel/leader even for 'gills). I use size small and medium fast snaps. I usually end up having to use a pair of forceps for pliers to hold the clip to manipulate it, too fat of fingers for that tiny clip. Work great, wouldn't try anything else. IMHO. ;) :cool:
 

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use a fast-snap normally used to hook a fly to fly line. they are real small so need to use forceps to put jig on. but faster than direct tie.
 

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Wes, if you're talkin' jigs for pannies - I only tie a loop-knot , the amount of bites/hookups is worth the 'hassle' . Of course I usually bring between 6 and 12 rods already rigged!
If I'm pounding a spoon , I may use a swivel - jiggin raps , loop knot OR swivel... depends if I want the bait to spin out... usually that isn't a good thing for the line or to trigger fish though.
If I'm using a #2 pimple ofr perch - I usually let that spin (no swivel) .

Do we have you confused yet??
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sfw1960 said:
Wes, if you're talkin' jigs for pannies - I only tie a loop-knot , the amount of bites/hookups is worth the 'hassle' . Of course I usually bring between 6 and 12 rods already rigged!
If I'm pounding a spoon , I may use a swivel - jiggin raps , loop knot OR swivel... depends if I want the bait to spin out... usually that isn't a good thing for the line or to trigger fish though.
If I'm using a #2 pimple ofr perch - I usually let that spin (no swivel) .

Do we have you confused yet??
The only thing that has us confused is that hat in the "avatar". I saw one just like it at Dunham's the other day was was thinking about buying it.

The question that started the thread is interesting and I was thinking the same thing myself. How about a picture or a web site link for the "loop-knot"? Not sure which knot you are talking about here.

Carrying 6 to 12 rods already rigged up makes sense but could get expensive if they are all the $15 to $20 rod and reel combos.
 

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Wes: Myself I never use swivels for eyes. Tie direct to the jigging rap or spoons, I usually don't ever have a problem with twist. All rods that I bring are also direct tied.

I'm not rich like Robert so I usually only bring 6 rods......

Wes: PM me if you need any rods. I have several of the old style plastic reel types already with spring bobbers. Your welcome to them if you want them. They work fine just old style.
 

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I'm not rich like Robert so I usually only bring 6 rods......

Wes: PM me if you need any rods. I have several of the old style plastic reel types already with spring bobbers. Your welcome to them if you want them. They work fine just old style.
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Who's GIVING their 'good' sn00py poles away?????
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Is THAT why your boat is six feet wider than mine?? 4WD fancy Dan Dodge to pull it with ; your own TRACTOR to plow your own drive??
OK technically you're retired , but that doesn't stop you from STEALING your wife's paycheck every week!
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0' yeah that tackle box of yours - it's about as big as our refrigerator... has about a thousand pounds of s*!T in it....
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I've been using the same old X-Rap I bought back in september , the paint's gone , the feather's are all ate up !!
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ALEX:
I generally use a double overhand knot - but there's a ton of variations here:
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