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I think you'll find that most fishermen tie directly to the lure. Snaps are easy, but they effect the action of the bait. The exception might be snelled crawler harnesses and spoons.
 

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I've become a beliver in snaps. They can work but size matters. I personally use Berkley Crossloks in the #1 and #2 sizes, usually [;ain but i will also use the ball bearing ones. Or i use the red bass pro durlocks.

I have found that the fish don't mind the snaps and the Berkley ones don't seem to negatively affect the bait action.

The one lure i won't put any kinf of snap on is a buzz bait with an open eye, i lost a couple this year cause the swivel slides up and then the blade on the buzz cuts your line
 

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I was reading an article in one of my mags last year that said that snaps are preferred over swivels. The only time that you really need a swivel is for like an in-line spinner that will generate a lot of line twist. Even a spinnerbait doesn't need one. It said that using a swivel on many lures will hurt the action of it. Having said that, I use a snap most of the time. The only time that I don't is when I'm fishing with either live bait or plastics and then I tie the hook or jig directly to the line.
 
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