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why would a snap make a difference in tuning
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Posted 02 April 2003 - 12:15 AM
Have some new plastic baits I am working with...seem to run better with a snap than a split ring. Have never been entirely ok with snaps, like the security of a ring. Any ideas on why a bait would run better with the snap?
Posted 02 April 2003 - 12:33 AM
do the snaps youre usin have a rounded shank, or the offset "v" type shank?
If the latter, it could be that the momentum holds the line eye down to the bottom of the "v" possibly making for a more controlled action.
I'm more of a straight "line-2-eye" type a guy myself, so take it w/ a grain of salt.
is the action really that much different?, must be a pretty finiky design you usin urethane plastic?
Posted 02 April 2003 - 01:04 PM
You might try the oval split rings like they use on Lucky craft stuff. The only thing I can think is the snap is helping to keep the bait centered on the line tie. You could also try tying a loop knot to the line tie.
Posted 04 April 2003 - 10:19 PM
Have been using a snap with a rounded loop...duo-lock type. Have tried regular split rings and the oval rings from BPS. Not a huge problem, maybe 1-2 out of 10 baits would be hard to tune if using the rings vs maybe 1 out of 10 with the snap. Might be just one of those things, little buggers catch fish at least.