1. Lure clips – good lure clips – have not effected any of my lure actions. They swim as well as if I had tied a loop knot. The clips generally weigh less than the towing split rings that are sold with a lot of the lures I buy. I get rid of them by the way.
2. Lure clips come in a variety of sizes but I’ve found that some lures like cup faced poppers with a small tow point are almost impossible to secure with a clip. I’ve added a split ring to some of these and so far, it’s worked OK.
3. Clips should not replace a well tied loop knot but they are a great option when you are in a hurry or feeling lazy!
See ya! C. Alvan G