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Anyone have any experience with them? What can you tell me? I really like the looks of them, but I'm a little concerned about the quality of the line used in them. Am I worried about nothing?

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I hate the lines they use...(that's an opinion)

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i use spinner snells about 80% of the time when fishing for eyes. in my experience, i will troll to find them, and spend the rest of the time jigging. but over the last couple of years, jigging isn't cutting it on certian lakes, so i troll in shallow water with spinner snells and have done quite well. i find that more times than not, the eyes want more motion to turn them on.

i don't like most of the snells that are sold, so i make my own. it's easy, and kinda fun on a rainy day. you can find everything you need at Gander or Fleet Farm.

i just made 7 really nice snells for under $10.

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When you're making your snells what type of line do you use? I would like to start making my own as well, should I use flourocarbon for this? 8lb test maybe? I have 6lb XL on my 7-0 ML rigging rod and it seems to do the job if you don't horse em. I also have a 6-6 M casting rod with a very moderate taper I might do some rigging with as well.

Sorry if I got off topic, thanks in advance for any advice.

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I usually use 6-8 lb XL if I'm making livebait rigs, or 6-8 lb Vanish if I'm in really clear water. For spinner rigs, it's hard to beat XT.

Flouro sinks so it's nice to have a floating bead or a crawler with a puff of air in it unless you want to be right on the bottom.

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keep in mind that i'm trolling with these spinners.

i use 14lb mono, at least 36" to 48" long. i want the line tough enough to handle a clevis spinning around for the whole day...can't afford to have the line break, due to 6 to 8 pound test. the key though is weight placement and the length between the wieght and hook. walleyes love the spinning motion, but responed to the erratic movement much better. i put the weight on at least 36" to 48" away from the hook and spinner. imagine how much the bait moves around behind the weight. i also like the heavier test for those hungry Pike.

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