The quick answer is usually no. You do not need to add a swivel to your spinner bait.
Can you use a swivel with a spinnerbait?
Many spinner fishermen prefer fishing with a snap swivel. The only advantage to this is it allows them to change lures quickly. We do not recommend attaching a spinner directly to a swivel. Most fishermen use a swivel that is way too big and this can interfere with the action of the lure.
Can you use swivels with bass lures?
In general, Rapala recommends not using a swivel when fishing with their lures. The best option is to tie directly to your lure. This will provide the best action to the bait. However, there are some anglers that use a snap swivel, but I would recommend tying directly.
Do snap swivels scare fish?
Although snap swivels can save you time, they’re too big and bulky and will most likely scare off the fish either by their unnatural look, or just their presence in the water. Sure, you might catch a few young, naive, aggressive with it, but if you want to maximize your chances of catching fish, it’s not a good idea.
When should you not use a swivel for fishing?
Here are the top 3 reasons not to use swivels while inshore fishing (in my opinion).
- Swivels put the more fragile main line at risk of getting weakened. …
- Swivels can damage rod guides. …
- Time – It takes longer to tie two knots for the swivel than one line-to-line knot. …
- Line-to-Line Knot Contests.
Should you use a swivel with a jig?
Jigs are finesse lures designed to be tied direct to the fishing line. No snaps, swivels or quick clips should be used with attaching a jig to fishing line. … This knot is stronger than other knots, an important consideration when fishing with thread like fishing lines.
How fast do you reel a spinnerbait?
Re: Reel Speed for Spinnerbaits? In my opinion the average 6.3:1 or so is ideal. If you have to high a retrieve speed, the lure will skip out of the water, If your too slow the bass get too good a look at it.
Should I use a swivel with a crankbait?
Never use a swivel or angled snap when fishing crankbaits. This type of terminal hardware makes it more difficult to tune lures. Even worse, avoid tying crankbaits directly to the fishing line using common knots like the clinch.
Do I use a swivel with soft plastics?
Soft plastics generally track straight, so no swivel and no snap, and if I can see to tie one, a loop knot gives them the perfect action.
When should I use a swivel?
The best rule of thumb when deciding whether to use a swivel or steel leader is to decide if the line will be twisting during the retrieve of a lure or the playing of the fish. Most lures, such as a crankbait, will not twist on the retrieve, so a swivel is not required.
How do you retrieve a plastic worm?
The retrieve is the most important aspect of fishing plastic worms.
Casting and retrieve
- After the cast, let the worm slowly sink to the bottom.
- While the bait is sinking, reel in the slack of your line until you have only 2 or 3 feet of open line, all the while keeping your rod tip low.