Do you need a swivel for fishing?
Do you need to use a swivel for fishing? Swivels should always be used when fishing. They provide a way of joining the trace to the mainline, stop the sinker from sliding down to the hook, and also prevent your line from twisting.
Should I use a swivel on a fishing lure?
Inshore fishing trips do not require the use of a swivel. It is best to keep one swivel ready in your fishing toolbox, but you only need to use it for strong current, spinning baits, and active fish.
What is a barrel swivel used for in fishing?
A barrel swivel is nothing more than an (oftentimes) small line “connector”. In the most basic terms, this type of swivel allows an angler to tie two separate sections of line to each of its ends. The swivel then allows each section of line to rotate independently of each other.