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Old 06-19-2007, 09:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone use doulock snaps to rig up spros or other types of bucktails? Just figuring it would make it easier to change jigs...does it affect the action of the jigs?
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Old 06-19-2007, 09:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I use them when i have them. Smaller the better. I couldnt notice a difference in my catch, even tho i kinda suck.
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Old 06-20-2007, 09:51 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Peterk814 wrote:
I use them when i have them. Smaller the better. I couldnt notice a difference in my catch, even tho i kinda suck.

I have fat fingers, how do you open up those small snaps?
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Old 06-20-2007, 10:24 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I use a pliers to open them up when I do use them.
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I believe that i get better results from bucktails by tying them direct, and avoiding Doulocks altogether. Just my 2 cents. While i agree that Doulocks make changing them easier i feel that they alter the action of the bucktail.
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Old 06-20-2007, 04:16 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I agree with Dandjfish, I never use a snap swivel on any type of jig although some freinds use them for cod jigging for the easy change-out. I tie a dbl overhand surgeons loop (mates' may call it something else) and thread the bucktail the same way you thread a teaser thru a dropper loop . Have been doing it over 25 yrs. and have become proficient in changing the bucktail out, takes seconds .
Anybody ever feel suicidal and try them for tuna the mates would probably go into cardiac arrest !!
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I also agree with DandJfish. I tie direct. I try to use as little hardware as possible, when I can. It's no big deal to cut it off and retie a new jig. It takes less than a minute.
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Old 06-20-2007, 08:54 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Ive also always thought that. Why use flouro when your gonna use an obviously visible snap. But i didnt have a difference so i keep using one if i have one around, retying so much eventually if your using a teaser on a dropper the space between the teaser and bucktail gets too close to be effective.
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True, but honestly, how many times during the course of a day's fishing do you change bucktails? Once maby twice tops? and like latti said it only takes a few seconds to retie.I
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Old 06-21-2007, 02:14 PM   #10 (permalink)
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DandJfish,

Also true, so I would probably be considered an exception to the rule . During 8 hrs. of fluking I 'll sometimes change-out my bucktails at least 1/2 doz. times. Thats' why I do a surgeons loop, slip it off and slip a different one on . Have never had a loop break or pull yet.
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