Bass Pro Shops Ball Bearing Swivel with Fast-Lock Snap
Best Quality For The Money
Befor I put my faith in any terminal tackle I buy a small quantity to check the quality. That is what I did the first time I ordered these snap swivels. When I got them I was impressed but the real test was on the water. Let me assure you that my testing of this product was on some good hard fighting fish in Costa Rica and Belize. They worked perfectly and held up while putting them through some serious stress including 200-300lb sharks. Don't hesitate to buy this product.
December 3, 2010
lack of quality
Product looks good, easy to open the clip but the bearings are low quality. Out of 12 size 4 swivels purchased only 3 would spin smoothly. The rest had serious "rough" spots and sometimes locked up solid. Those that passed the rotation test with my fingers all worked well for salmon trolling. There is potential here for a good product but they really need to improve the quality control so the poor units don't make it into the public.
October 29, 2012
Watch out for these
Swivels appear beautifully made, but beware! One swivel broke at the swivel barrel where the ring hooks to it, material seems to be way too thin. Break happened while I was rigging tackle in my garage the day before fishing vacation. I would have been very upset if I'd lost a good fish due to this issue. No confidence in swivel so I re-tied all tackle with different swivels that I trusted.
September 28, 2012
Broke under moderate stress
We have broken 2 of these, one with a big saltwater striper on, pulled the snap apart under probably 40 pounds of pressure with a large fish on the other end (for an 80 pound test model, it should have held).
Another broke after a small amount of contact with rocks on a jetty, broke right at the swivel.
I have been pretty disappointed with them overall.
August 14, 2012