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I remember seeing a post awhile ago about putting a swivel on the end of your line when your jigging. Do many of you do this? Would it work better to install swivel and then make a 16 inch or so leader and tie your jig to the leader? Just looking for some ideas to try something new--thanks

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I read that post also and since then I have been doing it the second way you mentioned so jig is'nt right on a swivel.

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Tie a small swivel to your main line. From the swivel, tie a 12 - 24" fluorocarbon leader and then to your jig and/or snap. This is typically a set-up I use for walleye fishing and less for pan fish.

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Always consider the eyes of your rod. I mostly run with barrel swivels and often just in transport bag I get the swivel finding it's way to & through the eyes.(I rarely run more than 18 inches but still occurs.)I have yet to fully convert to snap swivels.

Also if you have any extra leader/jigs made up I found that a regular "glasses" case, preferably felt inside, is OK for storage. I lay it in the without coiling it up and it saves on the memory.I just don't fully load it with premades. I use 'em for all other jigs too.

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i have also found that the bigger the jig the more important the swivel is, something like a larger buckshot or jiggin rap or chubby darter deffinatly use one, larger like #6 forage minnow i also use one, but like they said, dont hook lure directly to swivel, gives top of lure an odd, top heavy shake.

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