Here’s Why You Should Not Use Snap Swivels With Artificial Fishing Lures
Here’s a question we get a lot…
Should you use snap swivels with artificial lures?
It sounds like a good idea, right?
It’s so quick to swap out lures, so when the fish aren’t biting, you don’t need to retie a whole new knot, you can just snap on a new lure.
You could test a lot more lures to see what the fish are biting that day!
But is the time you save worth it?
And is that a good strategy?
No and no.
See why in the video below.
Why You Shouldn’t Use Snap Swivels With Lures [VIDEO]
Although snap swivels can save you time, they’re too big and bulky and will most likely scare off the fish either by their unnatural look, or just their presence in the water.
Sure, you might catch a few young, naive, aggressive with it, but if you want to maximize your chances of catching fish, it’s not a good idea.
Plus, you don’t want to be switching lures out too much.
Assuming you’re using a lure that’s proven to catch fish in the conditions you’re fishing, if the fish aren’t biting, your first action would be the change the retrieve (slow it down, speed it up, add some twitches, etc.).
Then, if the fish still aren’t biting, you might want to move spots and find fish that are actively feeding.
And finally, in the grand scheme of things, you aren’t really saving that much time with a snap swivel.
Tying a loop knot can be pretty quick.
Although snap swivels might be convenient, they’re not worth using because they can scare fish off.
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