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  1. #1

    What is the most reliable brand of black swivels,

    And, what poundage for Macs and Tuna?
    ........Gary

  2. #2

    Re: What is the most reliable brand of black swivels,

    60lb surecatch, cheap and effective not had one break

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    Re: What is the most reliable brand of black swivels,

    Thank you,
    might as well start out on the right path
    ........Gary

  4. #4

    Re: What is the most reliable brand of black swivels,

    If you want them to actually swivel - get ball bearing ones. Get the smallest size that at least matches your line class. Even the cheapy ball bearing swivels seem to be well up to the job - the only one I have ever had "fail" didn't let go - just had enough pressure exerted on it to deform the clip while trying to stop a piscatorial submarine with 80lb braid. If you simply want them as a way of joining line to leader, the crane type swivels are fine.
    "I soak the worms in rum. The fish love em and the worms die happy"
    "Alcohol is not the solution to your problems...................but then again, neither is milk"

  5. #5

    Re: What is the most reliable brand of black swivels,

    Tks Scott,
    Will have a look at our local for the ball bearing ones, didn't even know they were out there
    .......Gary

  6. #6

    Re: What is the most reliable brand of black swivels,

    It depends on what you want them for, simple Botton fishing, swivels are like hooks, just almost disposable terminal tackle, hardly worth paying $5-10 each, but for game fishing, where tackle can be pushed to its limits for long periods, then the best quality available are needed, but, they rarely get lost. 15KG line will hardly push almost any semi decent swivel to failure point.

  7. #7

    Re: What is the most reliable brand of black swivels,

    Just for trolling Noel, and most probably 15kg

  8. #8

    Re: What is the most reliable brand of black swivels,

    For trolling, you will likely never lose one, so buy a decent ball bearing swivel that will actually "swivel" don't be tempted to go for very big ones, get smaller sized quality swivels, you will be using some sort of trace that will be attached to your lure or bait rig, so you won't lose expensive swivels.

  9. #9

    Re: What is the most reliable brand of black swivels,

    Tks Noel,
    Will get the ball bearing ones!

  10. #10

    Re: What is the most reliable brand of black swivels,

    I believe in shogun swivels, they havent let me down.

  11. #11

    Re: What is the most reliable brand of black swivels,

    Shogun! Thats a name I remember

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