I've gone through a couple hundred of these snap swivels casting in the salt. (sharp rocks) I like the design because it's pretty compact & I paint the side-shield pink,glow, white or black , and have used stick-on eyes which has helped with bites. I prefer the smaller mid-size clips, but the wire is just not the best. It can easily bend out, and yesterday, again, I lost my lure to the sky as the wire just couldn't handle the cast and bent-out, again. If the wire were a better grade, of maybe steel, rather than brass or whatever soft stuff it is, these would be great clips.