Stringease Fastach Multi-Use Clip

One of the biggest problems associated with fishing in a state like Florida where there's such a variety of gamefish to pursue is the need to have different rigs for targeting a wide variety of species. Unless you have stock in a major rod and reel manufacturer, rigging a stack of rods differently for each species is out of the question.To solve that option, anglers have gone to swivel systems, utilizing the hardware to make quick change-outs with premade rigs whenever needed. The drawback to standard snap swivels is that the swivels can be difficult to open quickly and regularly pop open under the pressure of big fish. But that's not the case with the Stringease Fastach Multi-Use Clip, which incorporates a wire loop for direct connection to the terminal end of your line and a curved, open loop for attaching your rigs. Using the curved, open loop, you can immediately remove one rig, slide on another and be ready to cast in a fraction of the time it takes to change out a rig with the standard snap swivel.

Construction

Available in six sizes that can handle gear from 15- to 150-pound test, the black oxide Stringease Fastach Multi-Use Clip allows anglers to change out lures or hooks quickly, either directly to the Clip or using a loop to leader connection. The clips come seven to a pack (six per pack for 100- and 150-pound Fastach Clips), and can easily be attached to any line using an Improved Clinch Knot.

Appearance

One of the most impressive aspects of the Stringease Fastach Multi-Use Clip is its overall size, which is considerably smaller than a standard barrel swivel of the same strength. Because it's smaller than a swivel of similar breaking strength it's less visible, which is an important consideration when using terminal gear in clear water. As a rule, the smaller the better, and the Stringease Fastach Multi-Use Clip exceeds just about all of the standards for size.

Usage

For me, the application of the Stringease Fastach Multi-Use Clip is simple: premake all the rigs (live bait and lure using fluorocarbon and wire leaders) that I might use in any given day and have them ready to change out whenever needed. If a cobia pops up when I'm rigged for snook, all I have to do is grab the rig with the 50 pound fluorocarbon leader and a chartreuse swimbait and make the cast.This is also a great scenario when fishing offshore and there's the need to switch out from monofilament leader to a wire leader when toothy critters show up. If the rigs are pre-made, you can have your rig changed and bait back in the spread in less than 60 seconds, which is important if a big wahoo swims up to the boat and cuts off all your baits on monofilament leaders and then hangs out looking for one last snack. You can have a bait with wire on it in front of the fish before it can move off, which is the difference between inviting a wahoo to dinner and talking about the fish you only saw that day.The drawback to the Stringease Fastach Multi-Use Clip is that it is one looped and twisted piece of wire, which means if your bait or lure spins, you line will as well. To combat that issue, Stringease Fastach offers the Multi-Use Clip attached to a piece of Seaguar Fluorocarbon leader and a ball bearing swivel, allowing anglers that want to fish big spoons or lures that spin to use this rig to keep from twisting the line.

Conclusion

What I like most about the Stringease Fastach Multi-Use Clip is its simplicity and lack of moving parts. It's one curved piece of high tensile metal so there's no chance anything is going to open or the rig is going to come loose when a fish spins or rolls. What Stringease has done with the Fastach Multi-Use Clip is improve on the wire snap swivel and snap systems, by simplifying them and making them more user friendly. The Stringease Fastach Multi-Use Clip is a product you definitely want to have in your fishing arsenal.Product for review provided by manufacturer.

Product Specifications

ManufacturerStringease
ModelFastach Multi-Use Clip
Size2
Pound Test50 lbs
Number per Pack7
MSRP$3.49

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