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« on: May 17, 2018, 04:42:15 AM »

I am in the process of tying some leaders for very large spinners for musky trolling in the St Claires.

Which ball bearing swivels should I go for? 50 lb - 100 lbs rated one should be perfectly fine for my needs. Though I am using them in fresh water, I would prefer a salt water rated one,

Which ball bearing swivel do you guys use?
How often should I plan on changing them?
Should I pre-lube them with some tsi 321?
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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2018, 04:51:54 AM »

I use those Sampos, never thought about lubing them. A bit pricey though
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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2018, 06:20:42 AM »

Sampo invented the ball bearing swivel. That’s all i use up to 300lb test.
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« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2018, 06:28:12 AM »

My vote for Sampo too. I have never had a failure using their swivels.

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« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2018, 05:18:49 PM »

Another option I use other than Sampo is Spro. Both seem to hold up the same.
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« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2018, 12:11:09 AM »

Up until April 1st I would have said Owner.
I had what was probably a 20-25 lb Lingcod about halfway up to the boat when he decided to take off. Pulled for about 15 secs and then slack line.
The swivel welded ring had failed. This was with a Shimano TLD 15/30 spooled with Ande 40 lb.
Swivel was an Owner American BB 100 lb.
I used to use Spro and I think I am going to switch back.
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« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2018, 05:38:20 AM »

So we are down to:

sampo
spro

both make welded swivels in the size I want.

sampo - I could only find them in 3 per pack at $2 a swivel
spro - I found them (fishusa) in 12 per pack at bit less than $2

I read on sampo's website that if you are lure manufacturer you can buy in bulk but you cannot resell them as sampo.

I bought couple of dozen sampo off amazon,
and I am going to buy some spro off fishusa next time they have a dollar off coupon

Question:
PV Tuna - what do you guys use for terminal tackle for those PV tunas?
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« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2018, 05:44:23 AM »

Agree with SoCal too on the Spro. I use their small 130lb barrel swivels and no problems.

Usually some good deals to be found on ebay for them.

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« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2018, 07:18:44 AM »

ROSCO is same as SAMPO & come in 12-packs (used to?)
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« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2018, 07:55:27 AM »

In PV, or anywhere else, you just tie the hook to the end of the line.  Hook tied to leader tied to spectra. Although it could be the leader connected to spectra rather than tied.

I'll be out for a 2 1/2 day trip over Memorial Day weekend.  I'll have mono topshots on my 20/30/40/60# rigs.  For bait I'll have a few feet of fluoro attached with a triple surgeons knot. For flatfalls there'll be some hardware tied to the mono on my 60# rig... a swivel crimped to heavy fluoro crimped to a solid ring that's attached to the flatfall with a split ring.
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« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2018, 08:16:19 AM »

For the tuna in PV it would be a good idea to check with the skipper of the boat your going on. Some fish differently than others so they might have specific things they recommend. Might have everything you need on the boat too. Also might be some stuff they need from the states you could bring them.
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« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2018, 08:27:21 AM »

For Tuna, I usually use ringed hooks and I've seen really big hooks for chunking with swivels directly attached so the chunk can look more natural in the drift. Other than that, no hardware.
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« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2018, 10:09:13 AM »

Agree with SoCal too on the Spro. I use their small 130lb barrel swivels and no problems.

Usually some good deals to be found on ebay for them.

..............Lou

ebay ones are real? I hear too many fake items horror stories on ebay.
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« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2018, 10:09:49 AM »

ROSCO is same as SAMPO & come in 12-packs (used to?)

ok, did not know that, I will look rosco thanks,
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