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How to make snap swivels easier to open/close?

post #1 of 22
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They are very hard to open. How can i make it easier? These types:
post #2 of 22
I started using albertos clips and a good swivel to attach my leader to the braid. never looking back...
post #3 of 22
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Originally Posted by jameso20o View Post
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.
post #4 of 22
what about a breakaway?
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Originally Posted by RyanAlaska1990 View Post
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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Originally Posted by jameso20o View Post
How can i make it easier?



Make your fingers stronger.



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



me too
post #8 of 22
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Originally Posted by R.R. Bridge Fisher View Post
what about a breakaway?




+1.
post #9 of 22
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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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.........
post #11 of 22
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.
post #12 of 22
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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Originally Posted by eeli0s View Post
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.
post #14 of 22
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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Originally Posted by HDcycles View Post
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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