Attaching your lure to the line
OBJECTIVE: Attach the lure in a manner which does not impede free movement of the towing point (eyelet, split ring, or steel plate).
1. Using a snap or snap-swivel
This is convenient if you want to switch lures frequently.
Large snaps or snap swivels cause problems with small lures. They will degrade performance - acting as a damper on lure action. They can sink a small lure.
2. Tying main line or leader directly to the lure
This method is the best alternative if you think the appearance of a
snap swivel will spook the fish - OR - the extra weight will affect its
action or speed.
If the towpoint is fitted with a split ring, it's OK to tie a knot firmly
to the ring. Just ensure that the knot snugs down into the 'waist' section
of the split ring (between the two cut ends). Also ensure that the split
ring wires are firmly closed. If slightly opened, they will allow the
line to work off the ring, resulting in a lost lure.