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Old 05-03-2010, 02:15 AM
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Default Invisible Swivels for fly fishing?

On the package it says that the invisable swivel is "great for fly fishing".
I've never heard of using a swivel while fly fisning.... am I missing out on something?
How would you use a swivel while fly fishing.

This thing won't rust, it floats, and it is invisable.
But for fly fishing?
Help me out here.
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I figure if anyone would know abour swivels and fly fishing.... someone here would.
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Default Re: Invisible Swivels for fly fishing?

Stan, a couple of my fishing buds use a small barrel swivel (#18) when they're fishing foam poppers for Smallies. They say it helps reduce the twist in their tippet caused by the poppers spinning when they cast them.

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can you post a link like to check them out
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Default Re: Invisible Swivels for fly fishing?

They're likely handy for any fly that tends to spin alot during casting. The swivel resolving twists in the leader should make it swim better once in the water. They should be especially helpful for spoonflies, big foam stuff, etc.

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Default Re: Invisible Swivels for fly fishing?

I use a small swivel when casting big streamers with my 7wt. I think it gives the streamer an easier time imparting side to side wiggle action much the same way as a loop will. And it makes changing bugs much quicker
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Default Re: Invisible Swivels for fly fishing?

I've used a snap swivel between the leader and tippet instead of splitshop but mostly because it's an easy way to attach droppers
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