Offshore Angler Swivel Sleeves
I recently read that some people were having trouble with sinker slides. Just put on one of these, do not crimp, tie your sinker to the swivel and you have a good strong sinker slide. These also work great on deep drop rigs when crimped correctly
January 20, 2015
Outlasts the plastic sleeves
I use these to connect my main line to the yellowbird planers for which I add a large split ring to the barrel swivel. I've seen too many of the cheap plastic ones break at their plastic ring and figured one day I'd lose a planer as a result. I now fish with confidence that this probably will not happen as my main line is heavy braid with only a #20 mono leader behind the planer. I've hung many snags on the river and broke off lures and leaders, but not with this sleeve have I lost a planer.
October 15, 2012
These swivel sleeves are rated at 100lbs. I can tell you that is incorrect. Made some deep drop rigs using these as the dropper for my hook line. Twice hooked up nice fish only to have the barrel to pull from the little eyelet where it attached to the sleeve.
Lost 2 nice fish because of these, I will never use them again. Drag was set at maybe 20lbs, yet they came apart.
July 11, 2013