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Life of Riley  
#1 Posted : Tuesday, May 22, 2018 9:32:53 PM(UTC)
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Iife long fisherman, short time trouter. I'm wondering if anyone used snaps or swivels for trout or tie direct? I'm also wondering if the guys who make their own spinners and use a size 15 blade how heavy the lure is? I tried a 15 panther today and I like the blade size but the 1/2oz. Lure weight seems a touch heavy. I wouldn't mind making my own, but not sure how much all the equipment costs, etc. Etc.
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rschmidt  
#2 Posted : Wednesday, May 23, 2018 2:28:16 AM(UTC)
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I use a 00 or 0 duo-snap to attach spinners to main line. You can tie if you want to cut off every time you want to change. Do not use a swivel, it diminishes spinner action. PM 15s are 1/2oz. I have been using that size or larger for a month now. Trout 3" to 25" have been crushing them. Happy Fishing.

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shebs  
#3 Posted : Wednesday, May 23, 2018 3:02:09 AM(UTC)
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I'm with Ron - a clasp is nice so you can quickly change sizes or colors without re-tying, but avoid a swivel.

I was out today on a small stream and caught brookies from 3 to 13 inches on both a size 15 PM and a size 4 vibrax.
I use smaller stuff in the winter when the water is clear and cold and the fish are sluggish or spooky. But once the water warms up past 50 degrees, i rarely go smaller than size 9 (3/8 oz) unless I'm fishing a super tiny stream where I snag a lot.

The wire former for making my own spinners was the best 100 bucks I ever spent. I especially like to add weight lol...my size 15 spinners are closer to 3/4 oz LOL
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Life of Riley  
#4 Posted : Wednesday, May 23, 2018 3:48:44 AM(UTC)
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Thanks for the info. I wasn't worried about the physical size, more the weight of the #15 in shallow streams. I ordered a few more, will keep chucking them for sure!
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#5 Posted : Wednesday, May 23, 2018 11:39:47 AM(UTC)
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On more point, the store bought 15 has a hook that is too large for medium and small streams and is what causes most of the snagging. I use a size 10 hook on the size 15s I make and a size 6 hook for bigger streams. Most store bought 1/2oz. jobs have a size 2 or 4. R
Pete  
#6 Posted : Wednesday, May 23, 2018 3:48:00 PM(UTC)
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Do you have any trouble with line twist, not using a swivel? Do you need to do anything to avoid it. It's obviously working well for you, but it's contrary to conventional wisdom (which is often wrong).
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#7 Posted : Wednesday, May 23, 2018 3:51:37 PM(UTC)
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I dont fish spinners because of the line twist. If I only fished spinners I wouldn't worry about it but I fish many different types of baits.
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#8 Posted : Wednesday, May 23, 2018 4:08:35 PM(UTC)
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I don't use a snap or a swivel. Would rather tie a fresh knot from time to time.

Line twist has never been an issue for me.


I don't find the 15s to be effective consistently and prefer the 9s for deeper water.

Others have great success with the 15s, so to each their own.
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shebs  
#9 Posted : Wednesday, May 23, 2018 4:40:28 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Pete Go to Quoted Post
Do you have any trouble with line twist, not using a swivel? Do you need to do anything to avoid it. It's obviously working well for you, but it's contrary to conventional wisdom (which is often wrong).



I really don't, but I use braided line.
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mmalyuk  
#10 Posted : Wednesday, May 23, 2018 10:41:10 PM(UTC)
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As Shebs said...I've never had a problem with line twists using Power Pro. Regardless of the lures I use.
It's a non issue. I tie direct.
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