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Old 06-28-2017, 08:47 AM   #1
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Default Spoon...knot or swivel?

What is the recommended method for tying on a spoon? Should the line be tied directly to the spoon with a knot, if so should it be a loop knot or do you use a swivel?
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Old 06-28-2017, 09:13 AM   #2
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Well... I use a short piece of wire. Haywire twist to the spoon, then haywire to a good quality tiny swivel. Short meaning 3 or 4 inches. Helps prevent bite offs, I think it enhances the action of the spoon, helps reduce line twist.
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Old 06-28-2017, 10:02 AM   #3
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Guess for me it depends on what spoon and application. Used to troll a clark spoon for spanish with my grandpa. For that, hjorgan's method is perfect. For working a gold spoon inshore for reds, I just tie straight to the spoon. Swivels seem to pick up some grass when fishing the flats so I avoid them.

I don't find that I get an excessive amount of line twist. Let your line out behind the boat/kayak without a lure occasionally to let it untwist.
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Old 06-28-2017, 03:23 PM   #4
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Depends on the spoon, application, and target species.

Like above, for Clark or Krocodile i go seven strand or heavy mono straight to spoon.

Inshore reds/trout, I always use a loop knot but never a swivel. If its spinning, chances are you are using it to fast. I hate terminal tackle when it comes to inshore applications.
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Thanks fellas, I appreciate the input.
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