Bassmaster Classic Champion and Major League Fishing pro Boyd Duckett believes he increases action and the ability to change colors more quickly by using a small clip versus a split ring on his Rat-L-Traps and other crankbaits.
“I really do not trust split rings to attach crankbaits, as I have lost too many fish over the years when the line get pinched in them,” Duckett said. “Going to a small clip or snap gives the bait more action, especially with ‘Traps,’ and they eliminate the concern over the line pinching in the ring when I snap it out of grass. I also like the ability to change out baits more quickly with clips. I can try 4 or 5 colors in a spot where other guys have to retie or have 4 or 5 rods on the deck. I use a high-quality stainless steel clip, and I've never had a single occurrence of one failing.”