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Thread: SPRO vs. Sampo Swivels?

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    Default SPRO vs. Sampo Swivels?

    I start collecting bits and pieces of replacement saltwater salmon and halibut gear as the winter months drag on. I have always been a fan of ball-bearing swivels since they became available and have been loyal to "Sampo" brand. So far I have never had any failures with Sampo and can judge their popularity by how hard it is to find the solid-ring type I use during the fishing seasons.

    I see "SPRO" brand ball-bearing swivels all the time in catalogs and in the local stores but I have never tried them. From what I can tell they are only slightly less expensive than Sampo There must be a lot of people using them, too - has anyone had any failures with SPRO's products? Thanks in advance.

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    You should check out the new Mustad swivel chains. They are like three swivles together and they seem to work really well.

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    I have always used SAMPO and never had any reason to change, A lot of my friends use SPRO and have never had a problem with them. I have seen the new chain swivels mentioned by AKCapt, and will order a couple to look over, but for the most part, I will stick with Sampo, With $400 for reel , $200 for rod, $60 for line whats $1.50 for the confidence of a product you know works well?

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    I have used both and NEVER had a problem. They are worth the money you spend on them.

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    Spro makes very good swivels. I have been using them for big saltwater fish in the tropics and they have never failed me.

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    Thanks for the responses. Looks like I will be sticking with what has been working for me so far.

    And thanks AKCAPT - I'll give those Mustad swivels a try. I saw them in the Pacific Rim gear store over in Kona but didn't bother to pick any up at the time. Guess I got distracted by all of the other cool gear I was packing by then. ;-]

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    Spro swivels is a very good product. I have used them a lot in the last couple years in fresh and salt water with good results. Have not lost a fish yet that could be linked to them failing. You will be pleased with them.

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