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What do you like better- regular barrel swivels or the ball bearing swivel? I wanted to get the line twist out when using the long Snell for walleye. It seems the ball bearing swivel is even worse…..what’s the best way to reduce line twist ???

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I like the smallest swivel I can get away with. If I could afford it I would run nothing but bearing swivels.

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Ball bearing, but make sure you tie it on correctly, with the skinnier end pointing toward you snell.

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I've always used Sampo ball bearing swivels,Cabela's swivels are good too, sure they are expensive usually $2.00+ each, so obviously a pack will run $12 or so for 10. But, they are going to help the most. Tie a good knot, keep the tag end short or leave it a little long & run it back through the eyelet pointing towards the end of the line. Also a person has to watch any rig or lure you put on the end & see what it's doing while being pulled, I've found that even a couple of split shots can be the culprit & definitely when using spinners or spoons. L2f

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I'll usually just run cheap Spro, Guide Series, or Berkley ones, unless I'm fishing with heavy duty tackle for musky, pike, or catfish.

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I used to do that too, but when line twist became a problem on my walleye rig & ultralight I put them on there too. I use lighter # test on my snells than I do on my reels so if I break off I don't lose the swivel. L2f

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Sampo or spro in my opinion make the best ball bearing swiv... and ball bearing is much better than barrel, but you pay for it too...

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Sampo works well but as stated you do pay a permium for them.

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I use the coast lock swivels alot. they never seem to let me down even when trolling for salmon and lakers where line twist is not an option.

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I really like the Spro swivels. I haven't found a product from them that I don't like really. The ball bearing swivels are the way to go.

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