Do you let the weight slide all the way down to the hook? I have seen other people do this as well. I usually have my slip weight above the swivel but that leads to leader foul ups from time to time. I am thinking of switching to something similar to what you do to eliminate that.myprozac said:I use a slip wieght and tie the hook directly onto my main line. We use 40 lb test on all our snapper reels. This really makes it easy to retie if you break off.