Bass Pro Shops Fast-Lock Bass Snap
Excellent Quality & Strength
I used to tie all my crankbaits with a small loop knot to get the action the bait was designed for but once I gave these a try I think I have forgot how to tie a loop knot. (just kidding) These come in a variety of sizes and when tied with a palomar knot I know they have better knot strength from experience, I have had fewer break offs since I started using this product. The design also allows your lure to run with the action it was designed for and it has not affected my catch ratio either. An excellent product I wish I would have tried sooner and they say you can't teach an old dog a new trick. Give these a try and you won't be disappointed.
December 7, 2007
easy to switch
I've been using these snaps forever...I use the smallest I can get...size 9 or 1, the silver ones.
Nothing to bother the bait...good for switching from spoons to spinner baits, to crank baits...whatever.
September 1, 2010
I started using Fast-Lock snaps about a year ago. I always use the #2 Nickle. I've never lost a fish or a lure due to a snap failure. I use 14 lb test Berkley Fireline or 12 lb Berkley Vanish with the Fast-Lock snaps and i've been able to pull some big Bass out of heavy coverage. I was fishing top water with a Lucky Craft Sammy and over threw the target zone. Got hung up on a branch on shore. I was able to pull the boat to shore without the fireline or the Fast-Lock snap breaking. The only drawback i've encountered is the snaps are a little difficult to open, but that ensures me that they will stay closed. Barrel swivel snaps have failed me in the past due to the barrel breaking. With the fast-lock snap you eliminate that problem. With 20 to a pack Bass Pro Shop Fast-Lock Snaps are also a good bargain.
November 10, 2006
Bass Pro Shops Fast-Lock Bass Snaps
I purchased 3 bags of 20 size #2 Bass Pro Shops Fast-Lock Bass Snaps in black from a local bait shop that carries BPS items. Very disappointed in them. Very weak. I lost an 8# lure and a big fish when the snap opened up. Thought it might be just one snap. Tied on 3 different snaps and pulled them tight using a lure on one end. All 3 snaps opened too easily! These size 2 snaps were weaker than a competitors size #! snaps. I found most BPS merchandise to be good quality, was very disappointed in this product. On most other brand snaps, the hook that closes has a more rounded end to help keep it from opening under pressure. These snaps did not.
October 2, 2006