Is it better NOT to use a swivel clasp and tie the lure directly on the line?
The Surgeon’s Loop. It allows the lure to maintain it’s natural motion and not be stuck in one place which will get you more strikes. I’ll leave a website to show how to tie that and other knots. Good luck fishin’!
When it comes ta’ spinners, my main producer for trout is the old “Uncle Martin” a.k.a. Panther Marin (gold blade w/ black body and yellow spots), one other that I show favoritism to is Blue Fox (silver blade w/ blue body). One can troll (I use a down-rigger) with them or bank fish. Might note, I recently started usin Pro-Cure fish attractant and as the sayin’ goes, ” a little dab will do ya’ ” !! I’m not the kind that’s inta’ the use of sprays or gels scene, but a buddy turned me onto it and I became a QUICK believer!! Try it ya’ just might like it!? Here’s a link for Pro-Cure.