Have any of you guys used those ball bearing swivels? Are they worth the money or do the regular barrell swivels work just the same? I'm going to make up some leaders and I'm just curious if the ball bearing swivels are worth it............they're pretty pricey!
for certain rigs..and when i do, i use the big heavy Sampo swivels. But for most of my fishing its either a 3-way rig(leader 12"-36") or slip sinker rig(no leader). Regular barrel swivels work good and are best used to heavy current conditions where your bait might spin too much and wind up your line.
If i fished from a boat, i'd probably use them more.
I have tested them some ... I would say if you are casting something that twists your line up a lot, or in current with a bait that might twist then they are well worth it ... The cheap ones if you take a close look at them don't twist with any pressure on them .. if you tie a line to each end a apply a little pressure and twist it you will see for yourself .. no swivel ... The sampos are worth the price if you are having a problem with twisted line .. if not I wouldn't worry about it, unless it just makes you feel safer. I use them both off and on
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