Picked up a few various sized slab jigs to experiment with jigging for salmon and halibut. I've always been an all-bait type halibut fisherman before. In the instructions for most the jigs, for example butterfly jigs like this, it says to tie the line DIRECTLY to the lure. They recommend not using a swivel of any kind. I assume they want you to rig it this way so the swivel doesn't dampen the action on the lure?
This creates a problem. Halibut are big teethy creatures and could easily saw through my braided line if I tie my jigs directly. I currently run crimped heavy mono leaders which I snap on between my mainline and lures which buffer the halibut abuse.
Can anyone with experience running slab jigs chime in with their two cents on how they like to tie them off?