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Barbelman
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Joined: Mon Mar 18th, 2013
Location: Bloemfontein, South Africa
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Morning guys.
What is the smallest still strong enough quick links that you can get in SA?
It must have a swivel to rotate. The one's I am currently using is good enough, but I cannot shake the feeling that it damages/weakens my hook links when using mono or fluorocarbon. It is too stiff when you slide it in, no punn intended:)

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Rather drop the swivel as the swivel doesn't work on a M0-M1 as the load is to light to allow it to spin

If you really want a swivel used a swivel on the top of your trace instead of a loop of line

Barbelman
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Joined: Mon Mar 18th, 2013
Location: Bloemfontein, South Africa
Posts: 477
Equipment: Too much to remember now
Best Catch: Carp, 11.2KG. Barber, 12.7KG
Favorite Fishing Spot: Private property
Boat: None, only a radio control bait boat
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Enigma wrote:
Rather drop the swivel as the swivel doesn't work on a M0-M1 as the load is to light to allow it to spin

If you really want a swivel used a swivel on the top of your trace instead of a loop of line


I always thought a swivel is absolutely necessary.
I use a free running rig, no traces.

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For conventional or specimen?

Sometimes, in fact many times swivels only provide a point to co next 2 lines and play no further role.

Enigma
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Joined: Mon Apr 27th, 2009
Location: Eldoraigne , South Africa
Posts: 12852
Equipment: Fishing Tackle and Lot's of IT
Best Catch: Anything with fins - from a 15gr 3 spot Barb ...
Favorite Fishing Spot: RSA
Boat: Na
Club: Northern Swerwers
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For conventional or specimen?

Sometimes, in fact many times swivels only provide a point to co next 2 lines and play no further role.

Barbelman
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Joined: Mon Mar 18th, 2013
Location: Bloemfontein, South Africa
Posts: 477
Equipment: Too much to remember now
Best Catch: Carp, 11.2KG. Barber, 12.7KG
Favorite Fishing Spot: Private property
Boat: None, only a radio control bait boat
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Both. I still catch both specimen and conventional.

Beeslek
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Joined: Wed Mar 7th, 2012
Location: Klerksdorp, South Africa
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I use the Gardner in size 8 and 12,both are definitely strong enough to land anything you hook.When attaching looped hooklengths,I just open the crook slightly,then squeeze it closed again.Cover the crook with 3mm silicone sleeve or an anti-tangle sleeve.Breakages only occur on the loop knot,not by the crook.