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9 hours ago, tuffishooker said:

Only way to find out is to mix and match ! Ie. identical lures with ring and one without and run them at the same time ! The " best " rings are the welded ones IOM !Happy new year !

This is a real good point. Some spoons are designed to run with and some without part of it depending on weight considerations and another being either accenting or dampening of side to side motion. A solid ring on light spoons such as Sutton flutter weight spoons allow the snap of the swivel to travel freely without nesting in the groove of the split ring and thus giving it a different action. Split rings having a pronounced groove where the rings come together are more prone to restricting the range of motion of the spoon. Spoons without a split ring are pretty much subject only to the swivel used and cheap non ball bearing type will impart a different action than the more free revolving ball bearing type. Some spoons seem to run better without either as do some stickbaits using just a rounded snap such as the Duo Lock with a small barrel swivel a few feet up the line or leader.The potential drawback is that at higher speeds you may get line twist.

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:lol: Been doing business with them since the early eighties or before. Their catalog has a lot more items than the website by the way..

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Yes and even the way you tie the knot can make a difference. For example  a loop knot gives a different action than one that is tightened up. All of what has been said is a good reason to check out your lures when you put them in the water rather than making assumptions.

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