reel stamas wrote: »
I do NOT recommend using a Snap Swivel. I tie the line to a Solid Ring (or Barrel Swivel) & the Hooks attach to the Solid Ring (or Barrel Swivel). I have a HD Split Ring attached to the Solid Ring (or Barrel Swivel) & the Jig is attached to the Split Ring. I use Split Ring Pliers (if needed) to change Jigs (leaving the leader tied to the Solid Ring/Barrel Swivel). This utilizes a design perk where the line is attached to the Hooks (buy indirectly to the Jig) so the fish can't use the Jig to torque the hooks loose...
I think most people who 'Jig' a lot do it this way...
I'm a little different in that I always use snap swivels on my main line so I can have multiple jigs rigged up and ready to swap. The jigs I rig like this:
Jig>3ft 60# mono leader>barrel swivel.
ZimmerNole wrote: »
So you're always using a snap swivel ----> barrel swivel connection while jigging? I understand your point with tying knots at sea, having jigs ready etc. However, that connection makes me nervous for any rig let alone one that goes through the rigors of high speed jigging.
Have you thought about tying a loop knot in your leader on one end as opposed to the barrel swivel? As you said, "do what makes you comfortable" but it may be an option to cut down on the amount of (1)terminal tackle and (2) Breaking points of the line
Just an idea
Pottymouth wrote: »
Learn ur knots and keep it clean and simple, just watch ur catch ratio increase. The more crap u add the more possibility for tackle failure.
Poseidon10/31 wrote: »
X2. I have more faith in my knots than a snap swivel. I've used snaps for trolling spoons/plugs on boats and reeled fish in and noticed the snap came unhooked somehow, don't know how exactly. That never happens with my knots...
Ol Sarge wrote: »
Hey I have a question on swivels when verticle jigging. Are you guys using them or just retying them on leader?
LilTucci wrote: »
Not on the topic of swivels here as I believe in tying directly to leader but was curious about what everyone prefers as far as the lb test for braid that they are using on their vertical jigging setup. I've seen a lot of people say they use 50lb diamond braid or equivalent, but also have seen quite a few people also using 30lb braid. My first time jigging last week I was using 20lb braid with a 50lb Fluoro leader on a 5000 series Penn and it handled a pretty decent sized cobia no problem. Is there reason to change this setup? I'm looking to pick up a dedicated jigging reel this weekend so that's why I ask before I spool it with something and realize I wasted money on braid that was too light or too heavy
Pottymouth wrote: »
The more u stress ur split rings(by adding pressure with pliers) the weaker they get, while fighting a fish u can loose ur hooks and fish. Just learn to tie a knot.