Breakaway clips are fast becoming the preferred method of connecting your lure to your line for many striped bass fisherman. Here are some reasons why:
Easy On and Off - Changing lures can be tough in cold weather or when wearing gloves. These clips make struggling to open up your snap or reaching for the pliers a thing of the past. They make changing lures fast and easy.
No Weakening of Metal - Opening and closing a snap repeatedly can weaken the metal over time leaving you open to the possibility of losing a plug or worse, a plug AND the fish attached to it.
10 per pack - At under $4 per 10 pack these clips are both functional AND economical.
Try a pack today! We feel confident you'll be joining the growing numbers of Breakaway Clip Users
I have been using the 5olb clip for over 10 years fishing the saltwater flats of the Laguna Madre. They last forever. You only need to replace when your line/leader breaks.
By boywonder From westport
Pros: locks on nice and easy Cons: little tough to do at night Recommended: Yes
very strong and doesnt effect the lure when fishing
By boywonder From mass
Pros: real fast changing Cons: some plugs dont work on Recommended: Yes
better than snaps never have to worry if u forgot to close them
By Bogey From Metro NY
Pros: Usually fast changing Cons: sometimes hard to attach to some lures Recommended: Yes
Prefer these to the other two types because one has a less secure closure and the other is too expensive
By Bogey From Metro NY
Pros: Fast change usually Cons: Hard to use on some lures Recommended: Yes
Small strong and unobtrusive, but a real pain to use with split rings
By hyperstryper From New York
Pros: Strong and Easy Cons: none Recommended: Yes
Why didn't I think of this? Great concept and terrific quality. Makes switching out plugs a breeze.
By ericp From RI/MA
Pros: easy to use Cons: none Recommended: Yes
I never have to worry about closing a snap again.
By LI fisherman From Long Island, NY
Pros: lure hasn't fallen off yet Cons: none Recommended: Yes
love thiese clips
Decided to try these clips and they're performing perfectly. Easy on and off with the lures.
By Mike From Freehold N.J.
Pros: easy on & off very stong Cons: dosen't accept all lures Recommended: Yes
with a little practice very easy to use even at night. best of all there's no worries if you didn't close the snap all the way or if it opens.tough to get on lures with split rings so take them off Breakaways gives the freedom of action like a split ring. love them
By fish guru From california
Pros: easy to use, strong Cons: doesn't fit big sluggos Recommended: Yes
These clips are not only the easiest way to fasten lures but strong as well, haven't had one fail yet.
By Vadim From New Jersey
Pros: Great design Cons: Too small Recommended: No
Not too bad, BUT
Because of the small size. Takes time to set the lure on. I don't think, it will work very well in a dark.
By fishr1989 From Middltown
Pros: easy to use, strong Cons: little too small for 3oz+ bucktails and some tins Recommended: Yes
Two thumbs up
These are THE snaps for plugging. I use them with either an 80 or 130lb Spro Power Swivel and they are the best clips I've ever used. No problems going from a redfin to a bunker snag to a bucktail, the snap is easy to put onto 90% of the plugs in your bag. The only problem I've had with these is that they are a bit too small for bigger bucktails in the 2.5+ ounce range and tins without an external eyelet will not fit on without an additional split ring.
By rob rockcrawler From central MA
Ive tried the tactical angler clips, and havent found any advantage to them. Ive been using breakaways for about 5 years and have yet to have one fail.
By Rich From Piermont, NY
Pros: Easy to use, durable, low profile Cons: Not compatible with everything Recommended: Yes
No reason to use anything else
I've been using these exclusively for 3 seasons now and I love them. So easy to use and makes changing all these plugs I buy from SWE a quick, painless process. I had to add split rings to some tins (e.g. Kastmasters) to use them with the clips and you may run into an occasional mismatch with some lures.
By NYNistler From New York
Pros: Ease of use; attachment hook bent in, not up Cons: None Recommended: Yes
Best Clip Around
I snagged one of these while surf fishing and started using it. It was such a great product I had to buy more.
By KGJ From Gloucester MA
Why use anything else?
Stick with the originals- Breakway FL1's. They are cheap, strong, and work very well.
By wildbill From Wall, NJ
Pros: Ease of switching out artificials Cons: sometimes difficult w/ thick wire Recommended: Yes
have used them for everything from jigging to popping to trolling and they are just a great convenience. can't be beat, I keep a pack of them in each of my tackle bags so I'm always covered.
By mitchman From Falmouth, MA
Pros: Simple, strong, efficient Cons: Can weaken over time; knot can move Recommended: Yes
Changed the way I fish!
This is all I use on my rods now. Its so easy to change lures that I find myself changing lures more often that I should be! They are strong and I have never had one open up. Way better than any snap lock and no moving parts. Only con is the knot can sometimes rotate out of position and I could see it popping off....and they do wear out over time, but like anything I guess!
By toaster816 From Newport, RI
Pros: Do not open up, don't snag weeds Cons: Leader know will slide up Recommended: Yes
Great alternative to the old style clips. Can change lures in the dark no problem. So far have not seen any failures in regards to them opening up.
By kermic From NJ
Pros: strong, simple to use- no fail! Cons: none Recommended: Yes
By far the best clips on the market for plug throwers. Very strong, compact, and after 3 seasons not one failure.
By Rocky1818 From Long Island
Pros: easy to use Cons: does not fit bigger plugs Recommended: Yes
Breakaway Spin Links
Easy to use, but are a little small for all surf situations
By Rocky1818 From Long Island
Pros: Easy to use Recommended: Yes
Easy to use, even with one hand
By Rich From Piermont, NY
Pros: Easy to use, strong, no worries Cons: difficult to connect with some lures Recommended: Yes
No Moving Parts!
If you fish with these at night, you'll never have to wonder if you closed your snap properly. An effective, simple design. With a little practice, you can easily switch plugs without a light. I don't fish without them.
By Davesup From N. Providence R.I.
Pros: Easy off/on of most terminal tackle Cons: Wire loop with split rings can be difficult Recommended: Yes
Breakaway Spin Link
I've been using the Breakawy SL2 for two seasons. Easy to swap lures with limited lighting. No second guessing if a snap is weak or engaged properly.
By PAPA G From LITTLE COMPTON
Pros: EASY ON AND OFF EVEN WITH THUNDER GLOVES Cons: WON'T GO ON SOME TINS AND DEEP WELL POPPERS Recommended: Yes
I FIRST GOT THIS CLIP SEVERAL YEARS AGO FROM BREAKAWAY. AND WHEN I SAW THEM AT SWE I WAS THRILLED TO GET THEM LOCALLY. THIS CLIP IS BUNCH BETTER THAN ANY OTHER CLIP, INCLUDING THE DOUBLE CROSSLOCK. HAD TO PUT SPLIT RINGS ON THE FRONT OF SOME OF MY TINS. THIS IS THE LAST CLIP YOU'LL EVER BUY
By nfndrum From NY
Pros: Great for most wire eyed plugs, fast, easy to use Cons: hard to get on thicker smaller eyes and rings like Bucktails and Tins Recommended: Yes
Works for me
Even with its short comings its the best clip i've ever used.
By Fishngrega From Middletown, RI
Pros: Fast on/off Cons: trouble with rings Recommended: Yes
I will probably never buy another makers clip as long as these are still around! No more dealing with other clips reopening and causing you to lose that big $$ plug!
By achase From NYC
Pros: easy to use, work great 100% Cons: no good for most tins w/out split ring Recommended: Yes
I'll never go back to snaps
By Doublerunner From 01702
Pros: Easy to switch plugs and hooks Cons: Rounded ends so line can slide. Thicker loops can be hard to get on Recommended: Yes
I started using these breakaway clips after a friend recommended them. I tie my fluoro leader to it and then I can not worry about having to change it. I can use it for my plugs or if I decide to change to eels I can just slide my 6/0 hook onto it and go. So it makes it real easy to switch to anything you want to use. The only thing I do not like is the line can slip from side to side and very large plugs or hooks are harder to get on
By David From PA
Pros: Never comes open Cons: Not enough in each pack - price Recommended: Yes
Breakaway Spin Clips
Best fast clip I have ever used and I have tried them all . You do need to remove teh front split ring from any hard bait to keep the balance correct - but once you do changing lures is simple and fast.Plus, unlike most other clips these never come 'unlocked" The only con is that they are expensive