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blackdog1101

Quality barrel swivels?

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I want to try using a barrel swivel a couple feet up my line to keep jigs from spinning. I was sight fishing for sunnies yesterday and coiuld see how the fish stayed back from a spinning jig, even if it was spinning slowly. Most small swivels seem to be low quality, and I wonder if they will really prevent slow spinning. Are there high quality swivels out there? Or do you think a "normal" small swivel is adequate?

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I would like to add to the question.

Are there any companies that make a swivel smaller than size 14?

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SPRO makes a good swivel also try using a light fireline with 1 lb fireline crystal i seem to get much less line spin

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I also seem to get less spin with light fireline, but I also like to keep a couple rods with light mono and am looking for a small swivel, sized 16-18.

Do the SPRO swivels come in micro sizes?

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If I am reading SPRO's HSOforum correctly, it looks like they only make size 10 ball bearing.

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Jason Mitchell recommends SPRO, Raven, and Red Wing Tackle swivels. He says the smallest is 1/8 inch long and no thicker than 4 pound mono.

I too started using swivels after seeing my bait spinning around.

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was sight fishing for sunnies yesterday and coiuld see how the fish stayed back from a spinning jig, even if it was spinning slowly.

Not to hijack the subject, but on Friday when I was fishing for them they really liked the spinning jig as it settled down to them, once it stopped they were not as interested.

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