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Old 04-12-2022, 10:57 PM
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Walmart also carries a stainless line of swivels with ball bearing, and the safety “hook” to prevent pullout. They are not cheap, you get 2-3 depending on size, for $1.79. I have never had a failure using them.

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Here is a picture of the largest size my store carries. Overall length is 1-1/2” (40 mm for the Imperial-challenged).
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Old 05-29-2022, 09:31 PM
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The type you show I'm not crazy about. They can 'strip out.' Ask me how I know!
I prefer the ones that are heavier duty with a little hook on the end of the wire. This usually will keep it from stripping out under load.

Allen


Good to know. I think I'll get the ones from the Kite Store going forward.
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For the "ultimate" in strength, security, and "snag-resistance", get swivels with "McMahon-style" snaps".

You can buy the snaps by themselves and swap them out on swivels you already have !

On eBay, search for "Hawaiian Snaps" in the Fishing section of Sporting Goods.

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Alternatively, get a FREE Bass ProShops catalog, by mail !

https://www.basspro.com/shop/en/onl...altwater_22_cat

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