Where does the swivel go on a fishing line?

The swivel is a crucial component of any fishing line setup, especially for those who love to go boating and fish. Without a swivel, your line would get tangled up and it would be a lot harder to reel in a catch. But where exactly does the swivel go on a fishing line?

In simple terms, the swivel should be placed at the end of your main line before you attach your leader line or tackle. The main purpose of a swivel is to prevent line twist, which can occur when fishing lures spin or rotate in the water. This twisting action can make your fishing line less effective and can even cause it to break under pressure.

There are several different types of swivels to choose from, such as barrel swivels and ball-bearing swivels. However, no matter which type you choose, it is important to select a swivel that is strong enough to handle the weight of the fish you are targeting.

When attaching your swivel to your main line, you should use a knot that is strong and secure. The most common knot used to attach a swivel is the improved clinch knot. To tie an improved clinch knot, follow these simple steps:

1. Thread the end of your main line through the eye of the swivel.

2. Take the end of your line and make five or six turns around the standing line.

3. Insert the end of your line through the loop that you just created.

4. Tighten the knot by pulling on both the end of your line and the standing line.

By placing the swivel at the end of your main line and using a strong knot to attach it, you can ensure that your line stays tangle-free and that you have the best chance of catching a fish on your next boating trip. So next time you head out fishing, make sure your swivel is in the right place for a successful day on the water.

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