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Hello to everyone this is my first official topic. I have been visiting your site as a visitor and may I say you are a colourful bunch. You have provided me with much laughter when it was needed "while at work".

My question to you fishos is, when connecting your leader to the lure " trolling and spinning" do you believe that a snap swivel is better as this makes it easier to change lures quickly, or is a loop knot better to allow the lure to work without interference. And do you believe that the amount of interference, that may be caused to the lures movement through a snap swivel, be reason enough to tie your leader with a loop knot.

Sorry if that sounded confusing.

Thanks :1prop::thumbup:

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Guest Jocool

Welcome to the mad house mate! :thumbup:

As far as snaps go, my lighter outfits usually see me tying loops, while the heavier stuff will get a snap. If I am using heavier gear, I like to use what is called a coastlock snap as it is stronger than some of the others. Hope that helps a bit.

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Guest bluecod

:1welcomeani: to the site damariboyz.

In my case it depends on what fishing I'm doing.

If I'm estuary flyfishing and using hooks smaller that a #2 I will use a fly snap, and if using hooks larger than #2 will use a loop knot.

I haven't done much SP or HB estuary fishing but when I do its a loop knot. However when chucking metal at a school of surface feeders I will use a snap swivel and if I'm towing skirts for marlin/tuna I'll also use a ball bearing coastlock but between trace and double which could be 15' from the lure. :wacko:

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:1welcomeani: to the site.

I use loop knots for all light work in estuary with lures. Offshore if I'm casting at tuna & the like I still avoid snaps as it increases the lure profile & can make fish ignore it if they are feeding on small bait.

As in everything though each to their own. :biggrin2:

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