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You guys had mentioned about the importance of using a BB snap swivel or just a BB swivel with inline spinners because of the way the blades and bait spin on the retrieve. My question is, do you think I can get away with throwing those little 1/4 oz and 3/8 oz Strike King Rocket Shads with the BB snap swivel without affecting the action of the bait? They have a nice loop at the end like an inline spinner has. Thanks!
 

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Actually i do think that addint anything to that small of bait will deaden the action of the bait. For baits that small i use spinning equipment and 8 lb test. Seems to work fine for me!
 

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I'm currently throwing a 6'6" medium spinning rod with 8lb test for the inlines with a BB Snap Swivel. I'm hoping to be able to just throw the Rocket Shads on the same setup without having to remove the BB Swivel. I wonder if the Rocket Shad is gonna spin around in circles because of the BB Swivel? Might be a cool new presentation!!
 

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If this helps Basschaser: I use #2+#3 Mepps inliners alot and always tie them direct. I find that after about 10 cast's I leave out as much line as possible and extend my arm as high as I can and check for any line twist that way. Most of the time there is none. If the line loops around the rod tip than that's a signal you have twist. And that's time to unravel it. Been tieing direct for ever and it's really never a problem for me.

h2o<--says Mepps is the worlds # 1 lure.
 

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Sounds good about the inlines being tied direct. I'll tie the rockets direct also. I'll definately keep my eye on the line for twist and then untwist it as you had mentioned in your most recent post. That would be pretty cool if you caught a bucketmouth when your letting line out to untwist it.
 
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