Stickbaits advice

 Hi guys

As the salmon season is fast approaching l have been preparing all my gear for the season any way this year l want to give stick baits and other hard body lures a shot my question is does using snap swivels effect the way the lure swims should l just tie the Uni straight to the lure or is there other better methods for attaching lures to your leader like using a swivel to a split ring? Also the stickbait l am using is a halco c-gar in the back black colour what type of retrieve should l use?

Thanks in advance


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 There are various lure clips

Sun, 2018-03-11 16:05

 There are various lure clips you can get from your local tackle shop. I use the c- gar sometimes. Best to have a few different types of lures. In saying that, when they're hungry they'll chew anything !!!!

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Sun, 2018-03-11 16:06

 Just keep it moving, salmon aren’t fussy.

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Can be

Sun, 2018-03-11 22:44

They can be Dale. Just ask all the boat owners that sat around the Mewstona area last year and struggled for fish when they were swimming right under them.

Generally you are correct though. They would be one of the least fussy fish

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Swivel to split ring makes it

Sun, 2018-03-11 16:49

Swivel to split ring makes it easy to change lures

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Snap swivel

Sun, 2018-03-11 17:11

 why not use a snap swivel

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Can open or be bitten in half

Sun, 2018-03-11 18:04

 I have had both happen with clip swivels so now will not use them

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Swivels

Sun, 2018-03-11 18:30

what type of swivels do you use on your lures now 

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 I use clips by mustadNot

Sun, 2018-03-11 17:39

 I use clips by mustad

Not 100% on name, bit think its fast attach?

They are relatively inexpensive, not bulky and are quick and easy to change

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 split ring to the swivel for

Sun, 2018-03-11 18:29

 split ring to the swivel for me if you want a swivel in the rig..  Or a loop knot of some sort if you don't want the swivel 

As for action I find the c-gar needs to be twitched a bit to impart some action as the lure doesn't have much of its own action. It sinks pretty quick too which would be good for salmon.  For max cast distance also pack a righter plug 

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Thanks

Sun, 2018-03-11 18:32

what type of swivels do you use to the split ring

 

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 I use power swivels as I'm

Mon, 2018-03-12 11:22

 I use power swivels as I'm fishing for GT but a crane swivel will be perfectly fine 

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I like the Richter Snaps, i

Sun, 2018-03-11 19:02

I like the Richter Snaps, i bought my last pack from Oceanside Tackle. I've been running them on all my spanish mackerel rigs legally havent had any dramas

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I like the Richter Snaps, i

Sun, 2018-03-11 19:02

I like the Richter Snaps, i bought my last pack from Oceanside Tackle. I've been running them on all my spanish mackerel rigs legally havent had any dramas

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 Mustad fastach clips are

Wed, 2018-03-14 09:47

 Mustad fastach clips are what I use, strong and simple

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How do they go for ya mate?

Wed, 2018-03-14 09:49

 Im gonna pick some up,  give them a go (for allsorts as well as lures)