Offshore Angler™ Barrel Swivels
Not failed yet
I went with these 175 pound barrel swivels to get around the atrocious cost of the ball bearing models. I've used them for deep water fishing in the Gulf, on 65 pound braid with 6 to 16 ounces of weight dropping into several hundred feet of water for amberjack and similar fish. Have caught many big fish like this, and lost plenty that were simply too big to handle, and have not had a single swivel failure yet. This is over 2 years of fishing and scores of big-fish hookups. I have locked my drag down to the max and had my 100 pound rated St. Croix Legend Salt rod bent to the absolute max, holding on for dear life to keep from being yanked out of the boat. Again, not a single failure. Easy 5 stars.
March 15, 2013
Very Nice Swivels
I keep 16 Leaders made up and stored on a styrofoam board for convenience while fishing (see the photo to the right). I use the #7 Barrel Swivels and 12 lb test line for my Leaders. The eye on each end of the swivel is large and makes threading 12 lb. test line that has been doubled, very easy. My wife and I used 4 rod & reels with these swivels to catch 84 freshwater Catfish and 30 Drum, 114 fish in all (see the photo to the right). We caught them within eight and a half hours during the day of 08-17-11. These swivels are the only ones we use. Needless to say, we recommend them.
September 3, 2011
these swivels perform as well, or better than the more expensive brands. smooth and strong.
August 10, 2011
Great choice of swivels
Used these swivels on rigs , while surf casting for sharks . They worked out just fine . No problems at all . Well worth the purchase price .
June 24, 2011