Line and barrel swivel. Knot

Discussion in 'Terminal Tackle Review' started by Fishermancat1, Jun 19, 2007.

  1. Fishermancat1

    Fishermancat1 Member

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    In picture 1 do have to use a lesser line when useing a barrel swivel?


    In picture 2 instead of using a barrel swivel can i use a knot from the leader line to hold up the bead and weight. Will the knot weaken my line?
     

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  2. richinchrist1022

    richinchrist1022 New Member

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    Knots always weaken the line to a certain degree. However how do you plan on attatching a hook or anything else without one? I would suggest using a good strong knot, I use polamor knots. They are easy and supposed to be the strongest. Hope this helps.:confused2:
     

  3. s_man

    s_man New Member

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    John, what exactly are you trying to accomplish? I use swivels as a stopper for my sinker to rest up against so it doesn't slide all the way down to the hook. This lets my livebait swim around on the leader. And lets me know where my bait is when I pull the swivel back against the sinker. As in how close my bait is to a nasty snag.
     
  4. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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    All I can say is. If fishin for channels ya best have a barrel swivel. They will twist a line like you can't blieve. Any knot in the rig is a potential weak spot if not tied properly. I use a carolina rig. Its 2 knots and thats it.