Reason i ask is that a very experienced fisherman looked at my lead/spoon swivels and commented that they were 1 or 2 sizes too big and that might be one explanation for less hits on lead/spoons. He recommended that i downsize to the 25/30# swivels for my lead core presentation with spoons. Changed all of the lead swivels out (8 different colors) before the brew city. First fish on the lead (4 color) - nice rainbow - lots of acrobatics - i thought he finally spit the spoon - odd that he kept jumping after he spit the spoon. Turns out he did not. Reason he kept jumping is that he still had the darn spoon in his mouth - but it didn't have my line attached to it anymore. The 25/30# swivel was twisted contorted in shapes that didn't resemble the original design.
I know - could have been a complete coincidence. But maybe it wasn't at all. Maybe this was simply a matter of fate either way.
What size do you folks use for your lead/spoons? Clearly i use bigger ones for my wire dipseys and use medium ones for the rigger rods b/c am using different presentations. How often do you lose a fish in this manner? Do you ask yourself if your swivel was too small? Or just chalk it up to "those thing happen". Might have happened with the next size up (50#) - doubt it though. Maybe i wouldn't have had the hit in the first place with the larger size.
Thanks for the dialogue. "It's the little things - the details" as George O'Malley tells the FBI/CIA interviewer.