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Snap swivels

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Lost 2 dipsys,spin doctors and flies saturday morning on seneca. The reason why i lost them is because the snap swivels I bought are junk!! My releases were not set to tight because I checked them before I sent them out. Does anyone know of good strong swivels that would work up on Ontario for dipsys and cheaters?

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dream weavers. I think #4 is what i use for dipsys/flashers. and #2's and 3's for spoons. a bit expensive but worth it when you don't lose tackle or fish

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So ya saved how much at wallmart? :lol: as you know now ya ant fishing bluegills "Termanal Tackle" is not the place to save a few bucks at 6.00 a spoon and 15.00 to 25.00 for a spinny setup ya learn real quick,,,, but sometimes a wild thrasing wraped up Bow, or Landlock will twist out a split ring or swivel no matter how good it is .but very very seldom... also be shure ya deploy them spinnies with care as sometimes you can sorta "double back" the swivel on itsself and yer line will twist off at the release..

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I use sampo now. 4 years ago I broke off 4 eagle claw swivels , spend the extra money and buy good swivels.

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Does anyone know if the ball bearing swivels they sell at wal-mart are any good?

DO NOT BUY CHEAP SWIVELS!!! Like everyone said, get some good Coastlock swivels and save yourself a lot of agony and tackle. Large Torpedo swivels are a little less expensive but work fine also.

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i've had best results with SPRO and sampo brands, coastal type... not cheap compared to the walmart eagle claws...but i've learned the hard way not to let the swivel be the weakest link! lotta $ attached behind it!!!

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Sampo coast locks here.

When your hooked up on that that 30 plus lb'er, last thing you want to happen is your swivel(s) coming unglued.

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I have 3 broken cablelas deluxe swivels laying on my dash from the spring derby as a reminder not to use them.

Dreamweavers for me. Haven't had one of them fail yet.

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My vote is also for the SPRO. They are the best small size ones I have ever used. Never had one come apart yet.

Whatever you get make sure they have welded rings and NOT split rings.

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Like the torpedo. Different design, but very trustworthy so far. Less expensive than Sampo or Dreamweaver. So far not so good luck with either Cabella or Bass pro store brand.

Mark

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If you are having trouble openinig Torpedo swivels you are doing it wrong. They open very easily if you do it right. Fish can't open them.

Now, Berkly clips are hard to open.....maybe I open those wrong.

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spro coastalock, black snap swivels, welded ring. never had one open up, unless i forget to close it correctly. i have learned the hard way and lost a fair number of fish as well as tackle. DONT CHEAP OUT ON SWIVELS! top notch equipment=fish of a life time...

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Neo,

They were cabelas brand that broke. Actually still have the swivel but the snap broke on all 3. I think they were the cross locks.

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