mro1 wrote: »
My take on it would be that the swivel "test" should equal/exceed the lightest pound test of your leader.
That said I've never used a swivel on a fly leader.
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Stryder wrote: »
Why do you want to add a swivel ? My suggestion would be to add a flurocarb bite tippet to your leader then tie your fly on with non slip loop knot.
lemaymiami wrote: »
I've had a few anglers work fly spoons off of my skiff - and they worked quite well... I would never consider using a swivel with one since you don't work them like you would a regular spoon at all - you'll be doing strip and stop, strip and stop - then pick up the spoon fly and re-position it if the fly isn't right in the fish's face... None of this work it continuously all the way back to the boat - so any line twist is kept to a minimum.
At any rate if you do get line twist (and some of my anglers could twist a leader just casting....) simple cut off the fly, make a few long casts and strip the line all the way back to the rod tip -the leader and the line will un-twist in most cases... If the twist in the line is extreme then we simply trail the entire line behind the skiff as we run to our next spot...
mro1 wrote: »
after you have tried out using swivels please post your impressions how well or not they worked.
I don’t think I’ll ever need one but doesn’t hurt to know if it works or not.
Another thought.... if the fish don’t mind you could attach the swivel directly to the fly with a small spilt ring which would eliminate one knot in the leader.
shadowwalker wrote: »
I put a swivel on all the spoon flys I tye, they work good without it but better with it. It elimanates pretty much all line twist on any design spoon fly and some designs are god awful about twisting line both in the air and in the water. If you can hear your spoon fly buzzin on the cast , its working you harder than its working the fish. Many of the anglers who fish my spoon flys, also like the Waldner spoon depending the enviorment they'r fishing that day. They all comment on the durability of both patterns.