© 2013 by Stacey Wong
The most common tackle failure is at the leader-solid ring knot which is usually the result of a big fish, the size fish we dream of.
Every knot is a potential weakness which will always be exposed by monster fish, you never hear of small fish busting tackle!
Commonly used solid rings sometimes have sharp edges and are often small in cross section. If the cross section is smaller than the cross section of the leader, it will cut the leader when under pressure.
To overcome the problem of busted leader knots, Chris Wong of Jig Star developed the Double Ring & Grommet. The leader is wrapped around the grommet which provides protection and a large diameter wrap. The leader can either be knotted or crimped. The smaller ring is for the assist hook cord and provides separation from damaging the leader. A split ring is needed to connect the jig to this terminal system.
This system allows greater of movement of all components resulting in a much livelier jig action. No longer will the use of stiff fluorocarbon or heavy leaders dampen jig action and leader connections will always be reliable.
After the early years suffering major bust offs, the Ring & Grommet has proven the difference in reliability. We are now seeing more monster fish caught jigging when using this terminal product.