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swivels while using jigging spoons

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do you guys use a inline swivel when you are using jigging spoons to keep the line from twisting....say 1-2ft up from the spoon?

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If I can attach a swivel directly to the spool I do that instead. I hate the added re-tie time with a leader. If I'm set on one pattern and finessing comes into play, then I do that swivel about 12-18 inches above spoon. Gotta get that first bite.

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I run a barrel swivel about a foot up.

You need to do a little testing with it some of the spoons I us I need to shorten it because you can get twisted up.

If you do a search on this it was brought up last year.

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When I'm into changing spoons I do the snap swivel or it's because those spoons don't have any split rings on them. You never know that sometimes tying direct to a spoon without a the split ring and having the knot to one side does wonder for the spoon and makes it swim/flutter more in a circular pattern.

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For walleyes I use 10/2 super braid, swivel, than 24-30 inches of 6 or 8 pound fluorocarbon, then a snap.

For perch I tend not to use a swivel because if it's not far enough away they'll swim up to the swivel.

I use;

Spro swivels and snaps

power pro ice

seaguar fluorocarbon

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I try to use a swivel on everything from panfish jigs to spoons. If I'm on the lake and I want to switch my lure it's kind of a pain so oftern times I just tie it right on and foreget the swivel. That being said, I think it makes a big difference. A lot of times fish seem to bite right away when you drop down. If the lure is spinning it can turn them off costing you a fish. A swivel will reduce the spin.

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I use a snap swivel for jigging raps as this gives them the action to move the way they are intended......it worked well this weekend!!

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I always run an "ant" about 18" above the lure when jigging. I will skip it when going light for panfish, the "ant" will read on the Lorance if I set up sensitive enough to read a 3mm jig. and I dont need that kind of distractions.

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Typically try to use a swivel then 18-24" floro leader with a quick stap/clip on the end so I can quickly change out the spoons. Use same setup for med-larger spoons, raps, CDs.

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