->

INDIANANGLER

India fishing forum for all the information you require on angling, equipment, locations and trip reports.
It is currently Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:06 pm

All times are UTC+05:30




Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: spinners/swivels
PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 7:16 pm 
Offline
Fishaholic

Joined: Fri Jun 30, 2006 9:16 am
Posts: 318
Location: bangalore
Image
Shot at 2007-06-29

Image
Shot at 2007-06-29

Image
Shot at 2007-06-29

A fishing swivel is a small contraption consisting of two rings connected to a pivoting joint. The entire device is usually made of metal, and the pivoting joint is often a hallow ball or barrel shaped entity. To one of the rings, the line from a rod and reel is tied. To the other ring, a length of fishing line, often terminated by a hook, lure or sinker, is tied. The main purpose of the swivel is to allow the line to untwist during line retrieval, and thus prevent undesirable tangling of fishing line. This is particularly important for users of monfilament test line. A latent effect of the fishing swivel is that it can serve as a resatraint for a sliding sinker, which depending on fishing method may be placed before or after the swivel. Snap swivels have a safety-pin like clip linked to one of the rings, known as a snap. Lures may be affixed directly to the snap. It is postulated that the pesence of the swivel can detract from the effectiveness of some types of lures.[1] Depending on the proximity and conformability of the lure, the hooks can become entangled in various ways with the swivel. It is also noted that swivels can serve as weak points in the line, and therefore lessen the likelihood of landing larger or harder fighting fish.[2] Three-way swivels provide a point of connection for an additional lure or length of line, and are essential for certain line and hook setups. Fishing swivels come in sizes ranging from a few millimeters to several centimeters, and are traditionally either flat black or brass in color. More modern swivels can be obtained in lustrous red and blue varieties. It is quite possible that the swivel color plays a role in attracting fish. Small fish have been caught, despite the absence of bait, with the open snap of the swivel serving as a hook


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 9:42 am 
Offline
Fishaholic
User avatar

Joined: Thu Mar 22, 2007 6:56 pm
Posts: 153
Location: Bangalore - India
Very helpful post beemorein Thanks a lot


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2007 7:29 am 
Offline
Fishaholic

Joined: Thu Mar 29, 2007 10:32 am
Posts: 687
Location: Coonoor
What make and size is the spinner shown?


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2007 8:09 am 
Offline
Fishaholic

Joined: Mon Mar 19, 2007 5:00 pm
Posts: 322
i dont think that picture is to scale..


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2007 10:28 am 
Offline
Fishaholic

Joined: Fri Jun 30, 2006 9:16 am
Posts: 318
Location: bangalore
The spoon is 5cms or 2inches long and the total length of the spinner is 7cms or nearly 3inches, end to end. The swivels and clips come in different sizes depending on the weight of the fish you are hoping to catch. The pictures of both these are enlarged.


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2007 1:15 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon May 14, 2007 12:49 pm
Posts: 46
Location: Bangalore India
Thanks for the informative posting on swivels and spinners.

that was a real eyeopener on the subject.
Regards,

Arokiaraj


Top
   
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 

All times are UTC+05:30


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited