Not sure what the exact name is but I use those clips to attach my pots to my line and the very last pot is tied in. This last trip when picking up the pots the line was going tight as if the pot was caught up on something, then a few seconds later the line loosened a bit. What happened was one of the pots came off and I lost it. Now I didn't need to pull all that hard (I use the ACE Hauler), so I'm concerned that maybe those clips are not the way to go and are not strong enough. Last year I lost one also, but it was stuck much worse and I had to actually tie the rope off to the front anchor cleat to get the line/pots free.
I thought also, on the positive side, that at least the clip gave away and I didn't lose the whole thing. So I don't know.
Also, I use 600 feet of leaded line and put floating line between the pots. I do notice that about 50 or more of the leaded line has mud all over it usually. I typically try to set 450 feet or so. Should I be using more floating line toward the last 100-200 feet of my line?
So my pots got stollen by the big sea... I can't blame the commercial guys or thieves on this one