A snap swivel is a device that connects two fishing lines so they can be cast simultaneously. It’s an incredibly helpful tool for any fisherman, but how do you use one? You’re in luck!
This blog post will provide a complete tutorial on how to use the snap swivel correctly and how it works. We’ll also talk about how much of an advantage using this little piece of equipment can give your fishing game. Let’s get started!
How to Use Snap Swivel
Fishing Line Connection: One of the most common mistakes made in fishing is having two lines that are not connected. This means you’ll be throwing your line out there, and then it will have nothing to connect with once it has reached its destination. That’s where the snap swivel comes into play.
The Chain: The chain is the most important part of this accessory. It’s what will actually connect your line with another nearby, and it’s how you’ll know which way to reel in each end for them both to be connected. You can either have two chains that are the same, or one chain that links two lines together.
The Snap Swivel Head: The head is what attaches the chains securely to your line and it’s also where you’ll be attaching hooks or lures. The bigger the head on the end of the attachment, then generally speaking you’ll be better suited for catching larger fish.
The Swivel: The swivel is a circular piece of metal that’s attached to the head and it will rotate freely without tangling your line with other nearby hooks or lures. You can choose from either an inline, which is a single swivel positioned in the center of your line, or an offset which has two swivels that are off to one side.
Snap Swivel vs. Snap Rope: The main difference between these two is how they’re attached at either end and how much easier it is to change hooks or lures. With a snap swivel, it’s quick and easy to just pop the end off with your fingers whereas with a snap rope you’ll need some pliers for any changes.
The Snap: The last piece of this system is how they attach to your line – either by the metal ring on the bottom of the swivel or by how it is crimped onto your line. If you’re attaching to a metal ring, then just take one piece of bait and hook it through the snap loop on top of the swivel (or as close as possible) before clipping your lure to this.
If you’re using a crimp to attach to your line, you’ll need to use a crimp and a pair of pliers. You can either take the snap off of the swivel first or put it on top of the hook before attaching it with your clamp.
How Snap Swivels Work
A lot of people don’t know how these work – but they’re a simple design that makes it easy to tie on lures and bait without the need for knots. When you’re done, just use your pliers again to loosen up the crimp or pop out the snap loop from the swivel so you can reuse them!
Tying On Lures: You have plenty of options when it comes to how you tie on your lures. We recommend using a loop knot as it’s easy and really versatile – but you can also use the clinch or Palomar knots if desired (or any other).
Why You Should Use Snap Swivels
They’re cheap, so they won’t break the bank like some of those expensive fishing rigs. They’re also easy to use and come in all sorts of sizes, so you can find the perfect one for your needs
Snap Swivel Safety Tips
Never leave them unattended – they’ll get tangled or worse! Also, be careful when handling hooks while using these swivels as they can easily pierce skin if handled incorrectly.
Some Common Uses For Snap Swivels
You can attach them to your fishing line and then use a loop knot or clinch knot when tying on the lure, you can also attach them to hooks with one end secured to the mainline to create an eye-hook rig – some people even like using these for attaching rig-baits to their lines.
Some Different Types of Snap Swivels
The most common types are the ball and chain swivel, barrel swivel, and bullet swivel – they all have different features but do the same job in a pinch!
One type that you may not know about is called snap-swivel or snap-ring swivels, they are made up of a metal ring with an opening on both sides. They have a threaded post that includes two “ears” and ball-bearing rings. The ears allow the user to attach one end of their line(s) to it while the other is secured through the ring for added security.