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If you are looking to buy fishing gear, don’t forget to buy a fishing swivel. Like most people, you are probably asking yourself: what is a fishing swivel, and why do you need it? In this piece, we will highlight everything about fishing swivels: What they are, how to use them and how to choose the best snaps and swivels.
What’s a Fishing Swivel?
For beginners, a swivel is a small piece of a fishing tool consisting of two rings connected to a ball or barrel-shaped pivoting joint. Most swivels that you will find on the market will probably be made of stainless steel. What are swivels used for? They have two roles. First, they join the fishing tackle and the main fishing line together. Secondly, they are used to reduce or prevent line twisting.
Choosing the Right Swivel
There are different sizes, colors, and designs of swivels on the market today, which makes it kind of hard to know which one is right for you and which one is not. But worry not! We have a few tips to help you make the right choice and avoid the mistakes that most anglers make when buying swivels. Here are the tips.
Invest in Stainless Steel
Swivels can be made of different metals such as stainless steel or copper. We recommend stainless steel swivels. Why? Stainless steel is durable and can handle any bait and fish species. Stainless steel is also resistant to corrosion, rust, and abrasion. Regardless of the fishing conditions, it is likely to serve your needs.
Type of Swivel
There are many types of swivel, such as snap swivel, Sampo swivels, ball bearing swivels. Be sure the one you choose matches your fishing style. You can read reviews and ask the dealer for guidance.
Set a budget and compare swivel prices. Conduct thorough price research to avoid surprises when you go shopping. Avoid stretching your budget and pick the best swivel within your budget.