In the Highlands of Scotland, near the River Oykel in the County of Sutherland, Scotland, UK
As we are known here
I am an experienced Ghillie or as you may call them
a Fishing Guide.
Regrettably, the 2 packets of swivels I received (1 of each size) were not as they are described on your webpage, and I quote from it;
Raven Micro Swivels
Raven Micro Swivels feature a low visibility Gunmetal Black finish and an extremely small size for ultra subtle presentations. The Raven Micro Swivels small sizes makes them popular for use when connecting leader to mainline when center pin and float fishing. These swivels also work great with ultralight and light spinning gear.
We carry the Raven Micro Swivels in sizes X-Small (RVMS1X), XX-Small (RVMS2X), XXX-Small (RVMS3X) and 4X-Small (RVMS4X). Size X-Small measures at 5/16" and size 4X-Small measures at 1/8" with sizes XX-Small and XXX-Small falling in between.
These swivels are rated at 20 pound test and come 25 per package.
To order, please select a size from the list above.
Specifically, Product 4XS is described as you can see as being 1/8" when in fact they are not nearly that small. They are in fact, 3/8ths of an inch long from end to end or to be more precise, 0.36 inches or 9mm long and not the specified 1/8th inch size as described. They are therefore completely unsuitable for the purpose for which I had intended using them for. In addition, the other swivel size supplied; e.g., Size XXXS are precisely the same size as the 4XS not bigger or smaller but again, exactly 3/8ths of an inch long from end to end. There is absolutely no difference between the 2 labelled sizes.
In an email prior to purchasing these, I was specific as to the purpose I wished to use them for and acting on the information re: the sizes given on your webpage, I went ahead and ordered the said items. So to summarise, I'm obviously very disappointed as I cannot use these for the intended purpose. Either someone has placed the wrong size swivels into the Raven Ultra Micro Swivel Packages or, the information you give on your website is inaccurate. I cannot understand how anyone can confuse the size of a 3/8ths of an inch swivel and call it 1/8th of an inch but in any event, something is wrong somewhere. As you may well understand, circumstances like this doesn't help to promote confidence in shopping with your company especially since I am an overseas customer which involves shipping costs which are more than they would be if I were shopping locally. Added to that is the time one has to wait for delivery. Of course, both of these facets are perfectly acceptable providing one gets the item they ordered, but in the absence of that, I must admit to feeling dissatisfied especially since I have no other purpose that I can use these swivels for.
Pros: None unfortunately for me
Cons: Wrong size supplied
Best Uses: maybe for a bait fisherman but not for me as a fly angler.
Would you recommend this product? No