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PostSubject: Macmahon snap swivels   Thu Feb 11, 2010 1:01 am

This is why I like these snaps. Note how the copper color shows how much the teeth abraded off the blk coating. Just imagine the result of no snap swivel on this 1.


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PostSubject: Re: Macmahon snap swivels   Mon Feb 22, 2010 10:24 am

Mark,
Should the lure spin? I get great side action but also noticed the lure is spinning. Is this normal?
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PostSubject: spinning   Mon Feb 22, 2010 2:14 pm

It depends on speed of retrieve and also how you attach lure to leader. What method are you using for attachment? m
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PostSubject: Re: Macmahon snap swivels   Mon Feb 22, 2010 2:26 pm

It happens when I attach the lure directly to a snap swivel. Maybe I'm using the wrong type of swivel. I get better action when I tie the leader directly to the lure and use the swivel in between my main line and leader.
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PostSubject: spinning   Mon Feb 22, 2010 2:34 pm

do you get line twist? I like ball bearing swivels to help eliminate line twist and the subsequent birdsnests.
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PostSubject: Re: Macmahon snap swivels   Mon Feb 22, 2010 2:53 pm

Line twist hasn't been a issue.
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PostSubject: this is the preferred action   Mon Feb 22, 2010 3:00 pm

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PostSubject: Macmahon snap swivels   Thu Mar 25, 2010 12:25 pm

would a regular snap swivel be just as good?
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PostSubject: Macmahon snap swivels   Thu Mar 25, 2010 12:32 pm

Not even close. They won't accidentally open from the fishes mouth crunching on it.
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PostSubject: Re: Macmahon snap swivels   Thu Mar 25, 2010 1:04 pm

do you know where i could get something like these on island?
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PostSubject: Macmahon snap swivels   Thu Mar 25, 2010 1:21 pm

try Cabelas
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PostSubject: Re: Macmahon snap swivels   Thu Mar 25, 2010 1:25 pm

okay...i just bought a lure yesterday thats why and wanted to try it this weekend that's why.
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PostSubject: Why I like Macmahon snap swivels   Thu Mar 25, 2010 1:31 pm

another thing you can try is to attach a Spro swivel with a GOOD quality split ring. This will give the larger lures mo betta action.
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PostSubject: Re: Macmahon snap swivels   Thu Mar 25, 2010 1:33 pm

okay... ill try that
thanks mark
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PostSubject: what size Macmahon snap swivels   Thu Jul 15, 2010 6:23 pm

Aloha Mark,
For your 1oz and 1/2oz lure, which size swivel would you use?
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PostSubject: Macmahon snap swivels   Thu Jul 15, 2010 6:47 pm

I use the #2 rated 44lbs for 1/2 and 1 oz. And #4 rated 100lbs. for the 1.5 and 3 oz.
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PostSubject: Re: Macmahon snap swivels   Thu Aug 26, 2010 8:47 pm

Time to resurect this topic. I will never use a snap swivel again. Strickly McMahon snaps from now on. I lost a green 1oz MW lure with the orange and yellow skirt, plus the estimated 5 to 7 pound papio today when the fish bite down on the swivel. I got the swivel back all strechted open and nicks on the leader line, but no papio. I saw the fish wack the lure, do a flip and pull for maybe ten seconds then Pau. NO MORE FISH. Shocked And this was the lock snap swivel that has the bend in the wire that locks so it will not pull straight. I use # 6 McMahon swivels on my Ulua poles, but like one Babooz I thought neva need for the spinner action. So it is time to pick up some # 2 and # 4 McMahon snaps and order more ceramics from mark.
Tight lines everyone.
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PostSubject: Re: Macmahon snap swivels   Sat Aug 28, 2010 3:56 am

Hi there,

You know it is fun, What you guys call a McMahon snaps, down here we call them a Hawaiian snap.
And yes we do tend to say that they are the most reliable one.

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PostSubject: Re: Macmahon snap swivels   Sat Aug 28, 2010 7:02 am

I found these online and are the cheapest I have ever found. 3 in a pack for .99 cents and I got 5 packs of # 3 and # 2
http://www.overstockbait.com/Berkley_Big_Game_McMahon_Snap_Swivel_Hook_p/bbg-p.htm
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PostSubject: not ballbearing   Sat Aug 28, 2010 12:45 pm

MauiGuy wrote:
I found these online and are the cheapest I have ever found. 3 in a pack for .99 cents and I got 5 packs of # 3 and # 2
http://www.overstockbait.com/Berkley_Big_Game_McMahon_Snap_Swivel_Hook_p/bbg-p.htm
It's a little deceiving in the picture. They show a ball bearing but in the detail they are regular swivels. Still a good deal, but I would prefer the bearing to help prevent line twist. m
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PostSubject: Re: Macmahon snap swivels   Sat Aug 28, 2010 2:24 pm

I went back and noticed that Mark, I am hoping they will come as they are in the Berkley packs which show the bearing swival. Either way that is not a bad price and I have some bearing swivals somewhere around I got a few weeks ago, now just gotta find it. scratch
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PostSubject: Re: Macmahon snap swivels   Mon Aug 30, 2010 5:41 pm

Those are cheap!! Looked at Cabela's and theirs cost a lot more.

I was wondering if anyone tried using the mcmahon #3 swivles for 1/2-1 oz. lures? Was wondering if they would be too big for the 1/2 to 1 oz. lures. Any ideas?

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PostSubject: Re: Macmahon snap swivels   Mon Aug 30, 2010 5:50 pm

Look at Marks post on top, it's what he recomends for swivel to lure size. I would say #3 would be fine. When I ordered them I wanted #2 and #4, but #4 was out so I settled for #2 and #3.
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PostSubject: Re: Macmahon snap swivels   Mon Aug 30, 2010 8:58 pm

I just got the McMahon snaps in the mail just now and Mark you were right. They came with regular barrel swivels. No problem though, I can replace them with bearing swivels I have. Also what's funny, their ratings are backwards. The #2 actually has size 2/0 on the bag, the snaps are bigger and rated for 110 lb's and the #3 snaps has size 3 on the bag and are smaller rated for 80 lb's. The #2 came two in a bag and the #3 came three in a bag. Their barrel swivels are good though, they spin really easy. Still a deal for .99 cents a bag. I got five bags of each. Made by Berkley.
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PostSubject: Re: Macmahon snap swivels   Mon Aug 30, 2010 9:17 pm

Thanks Maui Guy! Smile
I was looking at what Mark suggested, just wasn't sure if a #3 McMahon would be an alright substitute for a #2. Surprised

Gotta give them a try soon! Smile

Congrats on the cheap finds!

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