Tie jigs with/without swivel

Discussion in 'Jigging and Popping' started by ksong, Sep 21, 2008.

  1. ksong

    ksong SPONSOR

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    I was asked many times whether I use swivel or not to tie jigs.
    I use both. When I need to change jigs often, I use swivel as illustated below and I tie directly if I have to hurry or I stick to one jig for a while.
    Even I tie jig directly, I don't see much problem of twisting lines.
    The other option is to tie jigs directly and use swivel 6 - 8 ft above jigs.

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  2. JerseyBrian

    JerseyBrian Senior Member

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    So Kil, you never tie to a solid ring then, huh?
     

  3. rtran

    rtran Senior Member

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    super knot exposed =)
     
  4. shanker

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    So Kil, you never tie to a solid ring then, huh?


    some (a particular brand) of solid rings will cut mono just under 30lbs of pressure.

    Ive seen it happen w/ my own eyes back to back on a bench w/ a scale.
     
  5. ksong

    ksong SPONSOR

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    So Kil, you never tie to a solid ring then, huh?
    I don't use terminal tackles much unless I feel absolutely necessary.
    Adding one more is like adding one more potential problem. :)
     
  6. BretABaker

    BretABaker Guest

    some (a particular brand) of solid rings will cut mono just under 30lbs of pressure.

    Ive seen it happen w/ my own eyes back to back on a bench w/ a scale.
    stamped rings are like the plague....stay away!
     
  7. spineyman

    spineyman Senior Member

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    stamped rings are like the plague....stay away!

    So which rings do you use?
     
  8. rtran

    rtran Senior Member

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    So which rings do you use?

    Round

    Try to stay away from stamped/flat pressed rings
     
  9. spineyman

    spineyman Senior Member

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    Round

    Try to stay away from stamped/flat pressed rings

    And what is Shimano? And where do you buy such animals?
     
  10. fathom

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  11. Formula4Fish

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    Yep... click on: Angler's Pro Shop

    Kil,

    When you use a swivel on a split-ring like that, where do you attach the assist hook?
     
  12. shanker

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    wow...Look at this picture on Owner's Website..

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    OWNER HOOKS - Saltwater Hooks

    I am a HUGE fan of owner hooks, unfortunately just not their rings :(
     
  13. ksong

    ksong SPONSOR

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    Yep... click on: Angler's Pro Shop

    Kil,

    When you use a swivel on a split-ring like that, where do you attach the assist hook?
    I connect solid ring to the split ring for assist hooks.
     
  14. A.whitman

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    owner solid rings arent good?
     
  15. papio

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    If they make rounder solid rings it would be great. I don't use them anymore, too flat - has edge to it and easier to slip off s/r. :D
     
  16. shanker

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    owner solid rings arent good?


    They are strong, but they also cut 60lb mono at less than 30lbs of pressure, I dont want to say anything bad about them though, as that seems to be about the only bad thing about them.