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#1 jameso20o

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Posted January 15 2011 - 05:30 PM

They are very hard to open. How can i make it easier? These types:


#2 Capt John k

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Posted January 15 2011 - 05:33 PM

I started using albertos clips and a good swivel to attach my leader to the braid. never looking back...

#3 RyanAlaska1990

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Posted January 15 2011 - 05:42 PM


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They are very hard to open. How can i make it easier? These types:






i was able to get those cheap so i took them and cut the swivle off tied a swivle between my braid and leader, and used the clip on the end. i love it.

#4 R.R. Bridge Fisher

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Posted January 15 2011 - 06:07 PM

what about a breakaway?

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Posted January 15 2011 - 06:13 PM


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i was able to get those cheap so i took them and cut the swivle off tied a swivle between my braid and leader, and used the clip on the end. i love it.







That's pretty much what I do with the recessed poppers that are hard to get a Tactical Anglers clip in.

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Posted January 15 2011 - 06:14 PM


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How can i make it easier?







Make your fingers stronger.





Or use pliers.

#7 scorzellim

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Posted January 15 2011 - 06:15 PM


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Originally Posted by Capt John k
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I started using albertos clips and a good swivel to attach my leader to the braid. never looking back...







me too

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Posted January 16 2011 - 11:44 AM


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what about a breakaway?







+1.
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Posted January 16 2011 - 11:50 AM

yep go with breakaways or Alberto clips. If you make the other clips easy to open your just making them weaker then they already are. I have never lost a fish due to breakaways opening up. Wish I could say the same thing for other snaps.

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Posted January 16 2011 - 12:47 PM







A lot of us make snaps HARDER to open using pliers because out of the box, they often open so easily such that the fish will open them, and well.........
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Posted January 17 2011 - 12:56 AM

snaps are jus tone more thing to spook fish. I tie a new knot every lure. If you use pliers, only pinch the single piece of metal you are undooing not both sides or it bends/weakens sometimes.

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Posted January 17 2011 - 01:52 AM

Did you try heat up to red upper bend of the clip by lighter? Time is adjustable. Spring should became weaker. I've never tried but thinking it could help.

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Posted January 17 2011 - 09:43 AM


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snaps are jus tone more thing to spook fish. I tie a new knot every lure. If you use pliers, only pinch the single piece of metal you are undooing not both sides or it bends/weakens sometimes.




if there not spooked by the giant treble hooks hanging off the plug a snap isn't gonna make a difference.

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Posted January 17 2011 - 09:56 AM

I use Rosco snaps and they can be hard to open and close for a while but do get easier after a time. I don't care for clips at this point. Some brands use heavier gauge wire on their snaps than others. Try switching brands if you don't wanna deal with the struggle. I use my pliers on them till they get easier. DO NOT heat them up! it weakens the snaps. I have not had any snap open in the many years of use. Even after weeks of use.

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Posted January 17 2011 - 10:10 AM


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if there not spooked by the giant treble hooks hanging off the plug a snap isn't gonna make a difference.








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