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tip up set up question?

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hello my question is do you tie your leader direct to the tip up or do you use a snap swivel i just wonder if by using a snap swivel it would be another component to break i thought with a snap swivel i wouldnt have to retie when mr pike ruins the leader just put on another leader any ideas or opinions

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I always use a snap swivel between the line and the leader. It is convenient for changing the setup and it will add a little weight as well.

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I dont use a leader with tip ups, the thick black tip-up line holds up just fine, I cant remember that last time I had one cut through the line.

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Here's a link to a post I just made in the Pike forum about Quick Strike making.

Making QS Rigs

The QS rigs are a great way to go for pike tru the ice. I tie up my own QS rigs and tie to the swivel on the QS rig to my line. Really clear water, I'll use fluoro between the QS rig and the main tip-up line, again with a swivel.

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I keep a snap swivel. I use different setups for the tip up, so it makes it easier to switch out. I switch between quick strikes, floro leaders with spinners, spoons, etc. Makes quick work of getting things setup.

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