great help for older eyes!
LOVE these! After finding these, I never have to tie on another individual fly again!
Fly changes are proably TOO easy as I can do it on a whim and my drying patch fills up fast.
The smallest size offered is really, really small. I prefer the medium size which still fits most of my smaller hook sizes. If you fish a lot tiny hook sizes (like the 20's) then you need the smallest size...but I don't so the medium size is just fine.
I have zero problems with these across cold and warm water fishing. They are VERY strong. While bluegill fishing using the fas-snaps I actually had what turned out to be a 5lb largemouth bass attack a bluegill spider. The little fas-snap never gave any indication of problems - and I have used the same one to land dozens and dozens of fish in a given day.
I realize this sort of thing angers the purists...but I'll try to remember to turn my back for the 2 seconds it takes me to change my flies out. lol.
July 30, 2012
Small FasSnaps great for jigs
I have a hard time tying Palomar knots to connect the parts of my casting and spinning rigs together. I used to use these long ago on Fly Line, now they are on my spinning rigs too.
I already had the largest chrome FasSnaps that I use to connect slip bobber rigs to the line on my spinning rigs.
I got the small black FasSnaps to connect the line in the slip bobber to my panfish jigs and hooks.
What an easy way to change hooks and jigs !
The FasSnap holds the eye of the hook, but easily comes off if I want to change to a larger or smaller hook.
These make changing from a slip bobber to a spoon easy, and also make changing terminal tackle easier. They come in chrome or black.
July 30, 2012
They work great with flies
I have used these for both lures and flies. They seem to work great for flies and the small size snap will not sink most dry flies. I was using a #16 fly and it did not sink. It sure is faster and easier than retying every time I wanted to change my fly. They also work for most lures but some are tricky to get onto these snaps. I also had a fatigue problem when using these with lures. I had two break at the bend when installing the lure on the snap and I had one break while fighting a fish. None of these snaps was very old and I am assuming that the lures spread the snap farther open than hook eyes and this wears them out faster. I may have been using a size that was too small for the lures I was using but I don't recommend these for use with lures. Despite the problems I had with these while using lures I rated these four stars because I still use these for fly fishing and highly recommend them for that. I have not had any problems with these snaps when using them for fly fishing.
July 22, 2012
Hard to Find
I began fly fishing recently after many years. I used these snaps back in the day and liked them very much. They are certainly a much more convenient way to change flies, but I couldn't find them at all the usual places. Finally found them at Bass Pro Shops and am glad I did.
July 11, 2012