trolling crankbaits with 1oz inlines
Why snap weights for cranks? Is leadcore not an option? Today's leadcore will give you 7ft per color on top of the depth your lure is running anyway. It is much easier to make depth adjustments on the go and dial in the feet needed to get the reaction of the fish. Snap weights have their place when it comes to crawler harnesses but cranks and snaps are not for me.
Brian Settele created an in line weight system that he patented 10 years ago that I use. The weights cannot come unsnapped when you hit bottom and are super simple to put on and off when fishing solo.
Maybe call him if interested at his guide service. I dont really have pictures available, but the system is just a weight on end of heavy gauge bent wire...you then loop your line on it in a way it can slip off when you want, but not from any other inline pull forces like a fish or snag. Pretty ingenious actually.