Reliable snap swivels?

audsley

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I've been buying Shellure ball bearing swivels through Amazon. When a fish broke my 80 lb swivel I upsized to 127 lbs, but I'm still not confident. What do you guys buy for the big boys?
 

Shawno

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I use #6 crosslock snaps (~150lb) with no swivel. I add a short piece of chafe tubing at the crimp crotch on my top shot, as that is always the weak link. I stopped using swivels. I don't think they are needed for most types of fishing I do.

P-line and Berkley make great crosslock snaps. There are much cheaper ones from China on eBay, but the quality is hit or miss.
 

audsley

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Thanks. I'll order some today. It was never the swivel I really wanted anyway. Just the snap for quick lure changes.
 

Kelney

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Another suggestion is a corkscrew swivel. I saw them for the first time fishing Alaska last summer and I loved them once I figured them out. I have not bought any for RP fishing yet as I have enough swivels but will give them a shot once I need to resupply.
 
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