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Join Date: May 2004
Location: Gilbertsville, Pa
Re: Spinner Creation - do you include a barrell swivel
I fished for an hour this morning on a local stocker stream to try out the spinner with a barrel swivel. I'd have to say overall that it is a winner when it comes to line twist but it brings it's own caveats.
After an hour of fishing and catching / releasing 17, I can honestly say that I had no line twist. Another thing I noticed is that I had no nicking of the string near the spinner. I believe the no nicking is due to how the spinner reacts when it hits an obstruction while gliding through the water.
The bad is that when the spinner hits an obstruction it is not a smooth bump, it's like a car making a 2 lane switch going at high speed and then fish tailing to get back into control taking longer for the spinner to recover and spin again. I'd also say that it takes longer to get the spinner spinning when it hits the water. In both instances, when I say longer, it is a split of a second but when you are used to a certain response, that split second can make the difference in hooking or missing, especially when the spinner first hits the water, that is such a crucial time.
I could see myself keeping a few of these in my spinner box to correct line twist down the road. Maybe if I am on a long outing and start having issues I can throw one of these on for a while and it could help relieve twist already present but I cannot see me using these daily due to the delay in spinning action.
I do however recommend trying this yourself and seeing if it works for you. My style vs. yours may be way different and the results could be acceptable to you.