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Split rings on swimmer/advice

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the first thing i do as soon as i get ANY plug out of the package is take the split ring off. i have two reasons, the first is because it's just another point of weakness, and the second is that it decreases the action especially on smaller lighter plugs.

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Here's my .02

 

Yes and No - it depends.

 

YES- Typically, I like a split ring up front b/c I always beleived that the split ring added to the action of a lure. Just use quality split rings (all the time) and you shouldn't have (weak link) issues. I assume we are talking about striped bass and bluefish, not Tuna and Sharks (Big Game) so you should be fine using quality split rings.

 

NO - Over the past few seasons, I've switched to using breakaway clips, so I also remove the split rings from the front of all my plugs.

 

It's really a matter of preference and, to some degree, it depends how you connect the plug to your line, snap, etc.

 

Good luck either way

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View PostI'm still interested in how 80# Fast Clips are way stronger than 80# Breakaway Clips.

 

 

 

They aren't. I think he meant both Breakaway and Backlash are stronger then traditional duolock clips.

 

I use 150# Backlash fast clips and remove the split ring from most of my plastic swimmers heads.

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View PostThey aren't. I think he meant both Breakaway and Backlash are stronger then traditional duolock clips.

 

I use 150# Backlash fast clips and remove the split ring from most of my plastic swimmers heads.

 

 

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