I think jackhammers use a decoy egg snap #2? Should I be upgrading to a #3 or 4? My jerkbaits have megabass katsuages on them that I love but I already worry about bending them out horsing in a 3lb bass so having fish ripping drag with one in their mouth concerns me. I don't know the first thing about split rings but I assume the ones on my jerkbaits are not meant to deal with mean saltwater fish.
Any advice is appreciatd. Even if it's that the terminal tackle on them is going to be just fine as is
You know why they call them Snaps? Because they keep Snapping on good fishes...
Chatterbait snaps will be ok. They might open, might… but they never come loose from the blade. Even the light snaps on the Break Blade never come completely loose.
My custom shallow 110 doing its thing on a 39” fish
As far as split rings go, I'm probably in the minority. I've never had to think about changing them or beefing them up. I'd like to think I've caught a decent amount of fish and never had an issue. When corrosion called for a replacement, whatever they had at the tackle shop worked fine. Sometimes Owner, but usually something like Sampo or maybe Spro? The exception would be any plugs that came with bronze split rings, like old Rapalas and such. Those got changed out of the box for sure, for corrosion purposes.
If you're redfishing, you might want to have a couple good old gold Johnson's Silver Minnow spoons. It's still a go-to down in Central/SoFL.