What is the best knot to a tie a 13/0 or a 11/0 crippled alewive to 50lb.mono leader?
I tie a double overhand knot to make a large loop, haven't lost one yet
I like to use a good quality snap (not a snap swivel).I tie a Palomar knot to secure the snap.This way the large spoon is not banging into the rod or nicking the leader when running out.It also let's the spoon swim more freely. Skip
I pull big spoons on 20 ft leaders. Halfway back is a barrel swivel, everything is knotted together with uniknots. On the spoon I tie the knot, put my thumb on the spilt ring, and pull the knot tight down to my thumbnail. This leaves a small loop at the lure. I also use that same trick on Mirrolures for leaving a loop at the lure so it works with more action. Believe it or knot () that loop won't pull down the leader once you sinch it.
I like to put a split ring on to the existing ring of the spoon and tie directly to the split ring or I use the rapala loop knot The Rapala Knot to tie to the spoon...having some extra play in the connection to the lure allows it to swim with more action.
Why not a Snap Swivel
I was taught that the snap swivel dampens the action of the spoon.Might just be a wives tale but I just use a snap or tie to a second split ring.
What could be more mundane than dying of old age or of natural causes when there is death by misadventure to be pursued ? Skip
TRY IT YOU WILL LIKE IT
I use basicly what Darren said. I use a 20ft piece of 50 or 80lb mono leader materal tie a barerel swivel to one end at the other end I tie direct to the spoon with a uni knot. Right in the middle of the leader materal I tie a barrel swivel with a uni knot. the barrel swivwl keep the whole leader from twisting.
Now go fishing
if im not using a snap swivel, then i use a split ring a good solid barrel swivel. depending on the sppon size i usually use 40lb mono i find that 50 and up will twist easy because of its diameter. my leaders are usually about 15 ft for big bunker spoons but if its a drone spoon that im running on a planer for tuna its usually 20-25 ft long with a barrel swivel connection in the middle using crimps.