VMC Crankbait Snaps

7 Reviews
Item No.: F13826


VMC Crankbait Snaps have a stainless steel construction. These snaps feature a black nickel finish and wide tear drop shape to optimize lure action.

  • Stainless steel contruction
  • Wider tear drop shape
  • Finish: Black nickel

SizeTest (lb.)Length (in.)Qty. per Pack
10/10/2017 12:00:00 am

Nice snap but hard to open.

by Fishdealer04 -

I bought a few packs of these to try out while trolling for walleye on Lake Erie. With the larger hoop they are supposed to let your crankbait move more freely and give it more wobble. I believe that part is true. Only downside is that they are very hard to open. If you are only using one lure all day then no big deal, but if you are changing lures to find a color or something like that, then it becomes a pain to use. I can only imagine how hard they will be to open when its colder out and your fingers aren't working at 100%. I am going to stick with the normal Size 2 crosslock snap.

2/19/2018 12:00:00 am

These are strong and give your lure extra freedom to wiggle

by iljFISH -

I've been using these on spoons and blade baits and I am convinced they do work and give lure more freedom to move about. They are very strong, definitely much stronger than the duo lock snaps that come with many lures, and much less likely to open accidentally. They are much harder than duo locks to open and close and slightly harder to open and close than cross lock snaps. They make a good semi-permanent replacement for the duo-locks on e.g., quickfish/flatfish. There is a tradeoff here: strength versus easy on-off - I prefer the former and will keep using these.

8/27/2018 12:00:00 am

Great Idea but the material has wrong temper!!

by Boondocker 7

This device does in fact allow more action to the lure, exception being a Rapala knot! The snap is "HARD" to open, so hard in fact I have abandoned using them and returned to using other snaps of this design that although are smaller in diameter are easier to open!! Please fix this problem, a great idea curbed by wrong steel tempering!!

7/31/2020 11:21 am

A great idea poorly executed

by waukeshasteve

I was really excited when I found these - thought they would be perfect for my crank baits. Like other reviewers I found them very difficult to open. I finally resorted to using a small needle nose pliers to open up which lead to a misshapen snap plus now I could not get the snap to close properly. Very disappointing. Will not be using them.

8/31/2020 7:34 pm

VMC snaps

by Brad

I really like the VMC snaps. Larger eye area for better and great lure movement. These bad-boys are the only snaps I use.

12/8/2020 11:08 am

Too hard to open

by David

Love the shape of these for crankbaits. But so hard to open and don't want to be on the water fishing and going for a pair of needlenoose to get these open. Figure it out VMC, thanks.

12/27/2020 7:08 pm

Size 00 is easy enough to open and close...

by Walleye Guy

I agree with the other reviews... they are very good quality and STRONG. I felt the need to add that the size 00 only feels SLIGHTLY stiff to open and close, and is very usable for hot swapping lures out, and at 30 lb test rating is plenty strong enough for big walleyes.... but any size bigger than 00 is definitely too hard to be opening and closing more than once in a day. (like, break your thumbnail stiff) If 30 lbs is good enough for you, try the 00 size, they are usable, and you won't lose fish due to flimsy snaps.