Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
  • RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
jramsber

Walleye snells

Recommended Posts

How does everyone attach their snells to their main line?  Some come with a pre tied loop that can be attached to a swivel clip but some don't have a loop. Do you guys tie your own loops or use something else?  Can you tie a barrel swivel to the end of the snell then attach that to the main line with a snap swivel?  Thanks!  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I basically just use a barrel swivel tied to my main line and tietie the snell direct to that. On spinners I will tie a barrel swivel on them and snap onto bottom bouncers. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Most of the time I use a snap on my main line & a barrel swivel on the snell.If you use snap swivels,which I don't,just tie a loop.Only time i use a snap swivel & a barrel swivel together is with bottom bouncers,

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I basically just use a barrel swivel tied to my main line and tietie the snell direct to that. On spinners I will tie a barrel swivel on them and snap onto bottom bouncers. 

​This is what I do. I just made up some slow death rigs last night in fact. I used to make my snells completely from scratch but now I find it hard to justify messing with all those components when there are pre-made ones available for cheap. The ones I buy do not have a loop on the end OR other means for attaching. I just buy a high quality barrel swivel and attach it directly to the main line. No snap at all. Yes, this makes it more difficult to change presentations, but I like it for its simplicity.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If I'm rigging I generally just use a simple improved clinch knot tied directly to the swivel. Although if I'm pulling spinners I utilize the loop with a Lindy quick change spinner swivel, or just use a slip knot with loop. Put loop through swivel and drop hook, beads, and blade through the loop, snug up tight. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The "perfection loop" is the knot the snell makers use to make the loop. It's easy to learn. You can read the instructions and watch the animation here...

http://www.animatedknots.com/perfection/index.php?Categ=fishing&LogoImage=LogoGrog.jpg&HSOforum=www.animatedknots.com

Edited by Igor Drackenwolf

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'll tie a loop for standard lindy rig set-ups or bottom bouncers.  For spinner rigs and DEFINITELY slow death hooks, put on a high quality barrel swivel to prevent line twist

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

At times they will out fish a crawler harness BIG time. Other times they may not make a difference. Last year in Canada I caught 10 walleyes in 5 minutes while my partner didn't get a fish. I was using the slow death hook and he was using a traditional crawler harness.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Two years ago, I was fishing out in South Dakota with a guide by the name of David Spaid, who invented the slow death technique.We caught smallies, walleyes, northerns, and even a crappie with this presentation. One thing he did was add an extra swivel snap to the bottom bouncer to prevent  twisting. I now just automatically add one to my bottom bouncer no matter what kind of snell I'm dragging.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If I'm pulling crawlers through the cabbage then I like to use a good yet very small barrel swivel and tie my snell directly to that, if I'm fishing deeper water out of the weeds then I'm not to picky and will usually just tie a loop and use a snap swivel.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • Well so much for the big storm around here. 
    • That's what it's all about right there. Father and son making memories.
    • When you sum up a season with those pictures, it’s hard for the Frozen Chosen to agree you had a terrible one.    VERY nice.   I can understand though, not getting to enjoy what’s there is almost worse than not having it at all!
    •   Don’t have find my phone turned on or whatever your particular phone’s location service is and your photos shouldn’t be geo tagged.   Sometimes when I get geo tagged text pics from others, I let them know.    I agree with Eyeguy, we’ve slanted just about every fish catching possibility our way and the internet forums are just another one of those tools.  But like a flasher for ice fishing, we’d hate to be without em anymore.  Everybody wants to know what’s going on.   But yeah, being careful with sensitive resources probably has led to less chat about specific lakes unless they’re the ones already being advertised on billboards.
    • A good way to wreck a lake is to put out "there is a hot bite" out on the internet.
    • Ufatz, Rockport is rebuilding, but they have a looooong ways to go. That’s actually what took up a good portion of my season this year. Lotsa people still need help, and it just didn’t seem right to be out chasing ducks when I could be helping people rebuild their lives. They’ll still be there next year Yes there’s still clouds of redheads. They’re too easy to kill. Problem was, those puddles love to hang out in the shallow marshes, and with the lowest tide I’ve ever seen, they were dry all week. Makes hunting real tough cuz they spread out in the big bays and it’s real hard to narrow down any concentration of birds
    • Do big bunches of redheads still hang out in the basin right in Rockport?:)   And how is poor Rockport looking these days? It really took a beating from the big storm. Didn't ever get around to hunting the area but spent two or three winters there a few years back. Lots of good fishing and pleasant weather most of the time. BUT it can get chilly!! Glad you had fun; it's always nice to see flocks of ducks even if you don't actually get a shot at them.
    • info speed, electronics, titanium spring bobbers, custom rods, inline reels, faster augers, plastic baits, sharper hooks.  fish dont stand a chance.   Speed of info probably the biggest factor. Pics on sites are great but cant share specific location or even the lake unless its a beast of a lake. I just heard last week that sometimes cell phone pics can be investigated to find gps location if a guy is knowledgeable in how to do it. Blurr out the background might not work before long. I think these type sites can still be good for tips but gotta be careful with location info. 
    • I had same challange. Went with a 12v temperature relay switch. Heater/Fans in my DIY wheelhouse now functions just like my home or RV forced air furnance. It comes with a small heat sensing probe i mounted on my upper air duct than set the on/off temperature so fans runs/stops when heat kicks on/off. Provides perfect comfort for $15.00. https://www.walmart.com/ip/bayite-DC-12V-Fahrenheit-Digital-Temperature-Controller-10A-1-Relay-with-Sensor/585224840?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=12524&adid=22222222227093022211&wmlspartner=wmtlabs&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=t&wl3=213210114658&wl4=pla-345493512458&wl5=9019533&wl6=&wl7=9019476&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=117430032&wl11=online&wl12=585224840&wl13=&veh=sem   Sensor under foil tape   Took photo when furnace was off. Temp range -40 to 230 f. Spare probe to right of controller, copper tube is thermostat, black button is pilot iginter.   Total set up with 4 speed auto fan switch. 
  • MWO