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Old 05-06-2014, 08:35 PM
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I recently acquired some terminal tackle from a guy, and these 3 way swivels were part of it. I am not familiar with this design, is it supposed to slide up and down the main leader line or ? I couldn't find them on the web. ;?
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Billfisher sleeve swivel
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Its a sleeve swivel used mostly on dredges.
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You can use them for surf fishing. It's the hot setup for boston striper fishing. Main line through the hole, hook with leader tied to the eye of the swivel. The fish pulls the bait and doesn't get as much restriction. Can leave slack in the line and loose drag for best results
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They are used a lot to make spreader bars.
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Originally Posted by LD Marine Products View Post
They are used a lot to make spreader bars.
Or deep drop rigs.
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I use them for deep drop rigs. You crimp the sleeve on the mainline
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Sleeve Swivels. I use them to make Deep Drop rigs for my customers. As KDM said, you crimp them to your mainline.
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Thanks for the info guys! Once I knew the name I found them, and also another thread from member CATCH-ALL regarding the use of them on leaders. There was some concern in that thread about the crimps slipping down the main line when pulling lots of drag, such as pulling big grouper out from the oil rigs like we do. Can anyone attest to this? Also, what type of crimper do you use? I have several crimpers, and normally make my Aluminum cup-to-cup crimps on #300 mono, but since these are round instead of oval, I suspect I should use a different crimper.
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Originally Posted by houtxfisher View Post
Thanks for the info guys! Once I knew the name I found them, and also another thread from member CATCH-ALL regarding the use of them on leaders. There was some concern in that thread about the crimps slipping down the main line when pulling lots of drag, such as pulling big grouper out from the oil rigs like we do. Can anyone attest to this? Also, what type of crimper do you use? I have several crimpers, and normally make my Aluminum cup-to-cup crimps on #300 mono, but since these are round instead of oval, I suspect I should use a different crimper.
I've had a couple slip with 88# drag (MP-3000 Elec).
Crimp an extra HD single sleeve underneath.
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Thanks, - any Idea which crimper I should use? I have them all...
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They're also good on trotlines!
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Originally Posted by houtxfisher View Post
Thanks, - any Idea which crimper I should use? I have them all...
Any crimper will work with a little heavier sleeve wall thickness.

Go with a Rosco swivel if you really want to get serious.



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We use those on dredges, but also to make chicken rigs to deep drop.

Chicken rig: You have the main line which is kind of thick, maybe 100 pound, and then you crimp on three of those bad boys to make three drops maybe a foot and a half long, every six inches on your main line, and then we use 7/0 or 8/0 hooks to catch the fish, and then after the last drop we use maybe a 12oz weight tied to a lighter line in case it gets hooked to the bottom. Put on some squids and send her down and you'll get one of these bad boys! :




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