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Thread: Dulock snaps vs. Lefty Krey loop knot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slobber Bob View Post
    Were they true TA clips or a knockoff brand? I've had some knockoff brand 50 lb clips that were junk compared to the true TA 50lb clip.
    True TA clips, been using them since Crazy Alberto put them out. I actually prefer the original Breakaways in the smaller size, better value for the money.

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    Like many of us, I attend fishing seminars in the winter months where local charter captains speak. Also, the Free State Fly Fishers often have light tackle charter captains as guest speakers at their meetings. Invariably, when these guys discuss tactics, they mention the benefit of loop knots in adding freedom of movement to their lures.
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    Ok...a year later...the TA clips work, but...they catch weeds, grass and are too big, too visible in clear water...has anyone gotten any experience with the Mustad Fastach connector? Looks much smaller but still has the quick attach without re-tie a leader...how strong...pros/cons? And try the Canoeman loop knot- really fast, strong loop knot I now use...
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    you guys must have way better eyes than me.....tying on the yak is a drag for me. icant even guess how many reading glasses i've lost over the side.

    So i doubt i'll ever go without clips. If i'm using a swivel, i use coastlock snaps.....easily the strongest snap. Sadly, i've found they dont always work with jigs with smaller hookeyes.....also trouble with my fav popper which has a heavily cuppedface (this popper also wont take the TA clips). I'll probably stick with duolocks...i have probably lost one fish a year at most and usually that was because i was using too small a version
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    If you can make two loops in the Leader...you can tie the canoeman knot
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    Quote Originally Posted by ronaultmtd View Post
    If you can make two loops in the Leader...you can tie the canoeman knot
    seems simple.....but threading line through eye is the biggest challange.....i can search an sense with snap...//but i do likw that knot
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    I used terminal tackle just once this year. I was on a boat and it was super rough. We were pitching spot next to the jetty. Waves were tossing the boat, and I accidentally turned the handle once to much, and I heard that classic, ‘Ah s&$t’ sound of a swivel hitting the tip top guide. Sure enough it popped the insert, rendering my rod useless for the rest of the trip.
    Still using uni-to-uni and loop knot (Kreh). I do finish it, like an improved clinch, by passsing it through one more time. Haven’t had a problem, even for some pigs this year. I use speed clips for surf and big plugs, but back bay stuff is too small to have giant jewelry. I have to imagine it messes with the presentation. I will say, I like the Backlash clips better than the tactical anglers. They come with a bent raised lip, making it easier for night fishing and smaller pugs, not sure how small they come though.
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    Default Dulock snaps vs. Lefty Krey loop knot

    Here is a picture of my 1/8 oz Bomber Sea Shad head with Trilene XT 20# with the canoe man knot.


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    How are you guys controlling the size when using a loop-knot to connect to a lure? I tried it off and on last season but felt like it was mostly dumb luck when ever I got the loop set at a decently small size. I was trying it for Ned Rigs and other do-nothing plastics and trying to tie it in 8-10lb floro. It seems like I could never really control the loop size while also ensuring the knot was cinched down well enough.
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    Another alternative to Duolock or Tactical Angler clips is the small curly clip that I used when fishing in Corpus Christi, TX last November. See my post at http://www.snaggedline.com/showthrea...hlight=roy%27s.

    I bought a pack of these and will most likely use it on a rod that throws topwater lures. It will allow me to switch out lures quickly (there is a definite learning curve for figuring out how to use these). The only vendor for these clips is Roy's Tackle Shop in Corpus Christi. They do internet sales if anyone is interested in ordering some.

    I use a loop knot for almost all of my other lures.
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