Snaps for walleye cranks
With all of that said, I picked up a pack of Mustad KVD Fastach clips and so far so good. I ran down to the river this past week before the floods came, and was able to change lures, straighten a hook or two in a snag, and catch a couple nice Walleyes. From birds eye view it appears that sooner or later a lure could work it's way off one of these, and two outings isn't a ringing endorsement of any kind, though I did like what I saw so far.
One thing I did notice was the fastach clip picked up a bit of grass on the tag end, which is something the norman clip doesn't do, which is nice.
I also dumped my cache of crosloc(not duo-loc) snaps that I've had for several years, and grabbed some more coast loc snaps. I like them for river Musky trips where I have to change lures very quickly as well, as they are tough and decided to try the smaller ones. My local Walmart and Ace had a surprisingly great selection of snaps yesterday.
find the smallest one of these you can find and you will be set. Gander stocks them. I use the smallest ones I can find trolling for brown trout and they don't pull out, you will lose a split ring on the crank first.
what badger suggested works good too when using leader materials. I will do that when trolling a well when going from 20lb backing to 10lb leader.
normally though when casting cranks, I tie directly because I think snaps, etc impact action negatively