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TA CLIPS & SPLIT RINGS

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Does a lure lose action if you remove the split ring? very difficult to get a lure on a  TA clip with a split ring. 

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For a few lure that i use splits and TA clips (large hopkins for example) i grab the split ring with my pliers and its much easier to get the TA clip on.

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1 min ago, Richizzzle said:

For a few lure that i use splits and TA clips (large hopkins for example) i grab the split ring with my pliers and its much easier to get the TA clip on.

Yea I tend to do that as well but at night it’s difficult. I want to remove all my split ring for quick swap of lures but don’t want to lose action. 

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27 mins ago, Joeny718 said:

very difficult to get a lure on a  TA clip with a split ring. 

 

Get something else instead of TA

Problem solved

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4 mins ago, Popasilov said:

 

Get something else instead of TA

Problem solved

Yea - I could use a snap swivel but like the TA clips trying to keep using them if I could 

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1 hour ago, Joeny718 said:

Does a lure lose action if you remove the split ring? very difficult to get a lure on a  TA clip with a split ring. 

Nope, lose the split ring.

 

H⚔️H

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I have the micro TA's in my ultralight kit and I have removed all the split rings from my lures. It doesn't affect action but if you run out of clips you'll have to use loop knots.. Which is no big deal.

A Hopkins though you would probably need a big clip, might be better to keep the split ring.

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3 hours ago, the3fishheads said:

Up size the split ring.

This was my first thought.  I am not sure how the ta clip alone though would decrease lure action, much if any, compared to split ring directly to leader.   

 

When I was teenager, and worked at a large club in Annapolis, after hours a few of us would test our lures and techniques in the large outdoor pool.  With the underwater flood lights and no overhead glare you could see them very well.

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Split rings on the nose of lures is the stupidest thing I have ever seen happen to fishing lures.  - there I said it! . 

 

The first thing I do on a new lure is to make those go bye bye.  The TA clip gives all the motion range you need and the lure fishes exactly the same way and you don't have to fight those stupid things while connecting them to your leader. 

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9 hours ago, Heavy Hooksetter said:

Nope, lose the split ring.

 

H⚔️H

Another vote for losing the split ring.  I feel having a double pivot point (split ring and TA) you could actually be dampening the plugs action.  Plus you are eliminating a common failure point as well.

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