Snelling hooks

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by catfishing is fun, Dec 27, 2006.

  1. catfishing is fun

    catfishing is fun New Member

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    i need a link to a site with a good step by step on how to tie the snell knot, thanks for the help
     
  2. dinkbuster1

    dinkbuster1 New Member

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    go to the BOC Forum Library (upper yellow tool-bar, on the left), thats where i found an easier way to snell a hook!
     

  3. TIM HAGAN

    TIM HAGAN New Member

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  4. redwiskers

    redwiskers New Member

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    I've always used snap swivel leaders since I was a kid(what my dad taught me) now I hear this is not the best thing to do. what is the advantages to snellin your hooks?
     
  5. dougc

    dougc Active Member

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    A super strong knot, and a direct line of pull with the hook. Get rid of the snap swivels, not very dependable.
     
  6. redwiskers

    redwiskers New Member

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    That seems to be what everyone says. I guess this time my dad was wrong. That never happens Ha Ha. Will powerpro line work well for a leader snelled to my hook.
     
  7. dougc

    dougc Active Member

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    I'm still old school using mono. Really can't answer that one.
     
  8. buckmasterben3

    buckmasterben3 New Member

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  9. CoonX

    CoonX Member

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    Go with a mono leader. Unless you want to resnell everytime you catch a fish. Cats teeth are real rough on braid.
    Will
     
  10. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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  11. s_man

    s_man New Member

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    Kevin I would use a different leader material than the power-pro. It will weaken with every nick or scrape. Use a mono or coated braid. I run 80lb power pro but use 80lb fusion as a leader. With that I can run my fingers over it and tell instantly if I need to re-tie. 80lb mono is just too stiff for my liking.
     
  12. CoonX

    CoonX Member

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    Skip, what kind of coated braid do you use?
    Will
     
  13. s_man

    s_man New Member

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    I use Spiderwire fusion, some guys don't like it as a main line but I used it for 4 yrs and never had a problem. Now I use the rest of the spools as my leaders. You can still find it as saltwater fusion. The one i had was catfish fusion, its the same line.