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I'm thinking about switching to Tactical Anglers clips. Plenty of knockoffs on Jeff's Hard Labor Emporium (amazon) but I'm going with the name brand ones. I should mention that I'm a baby. This is only my second season fishing "seriously." Can't wait for the 15th! (more like the middle of may, amirite) I used to tie improved clinch. I kept hearing that affects action. so I go with the loop knot, but then I encountered problems when it came to tie a new lure onto the rig. It really sucks having to palomar a swivel, leader, and lure in a stiff wind. Don't even get me started on braid's audacity to end up wrapped around flouro or mono. So, I heard about these clips, and thought oh great an awesome way to quickly change! Then paranoia set in. Will the fish see the clip and not bite? Will it bend out? Does it affect knots? Etc. I'd like to hear some experiences before I go spending my janitor's salary on some fancy clips.
When fishing from shore with lures I always use a Tactical Anglers or Spro clip at the end of my mono or flourocarbon leader. Many lures come with split rings attached. After years of attaching the split ring to the clip, I started removing the split ring and attaching the lure directly to the clip. The only time I don't is when the lure comes with a barrel swivel, like some of the Deadly Dick lures for example. I am relying on the manufacturer's engineering of the lure and improved action imparted by the barrel swivel. In many other cases however, it does not appear that the removal of the split rings has any adverse affect on lure action In fact, a case can be made that reducing the amount of hardware at the end of the line leads to better fishing and more strikes. I am interested to hear how others approach this. Thanks.
How do you like to attach teasers to a swivel? I've been using a uni-knot on 80# Ande pink mono to attach it at a 90° angle to the swivel, but no matter what after a few casts the knot slides down a sits against the mainline knot. Is there a better knot to use that won't slide down? Am I knot tying the not tight enough? I know a lot of people use the smaller sized quick clips to attach them, and I have also. The problem is I believe it leads to more fouling of the lines. Is this something that is just going to happen no matter what I do?