We’re constantly on the lookout for new tackle and that includes terminal tackle. Hooks, weights, swivels and split rings aren’t very sexy when it comes to fishing. Each one, however, are vital to our success as anglers. And most of us are tinkerers. Meaning we’ll take our worm and figure out a highlight color to die the tail. We’ll trim the skirt on a jig to make it flare more. We’ll hand tie skirts to make them last longer or add a stripe or paint a throat on a crankbait for a few more bites.
We recently came across a cool piece of terminal tackle called a BOSS Punch Ring. Punch skirts are not new to the market, but they are one of the en vogue products that a lot of anglers are using now. Flipping and pitching with plastics can be more like jig fishing by sliding a punch skirt between your weight and your Texas-rigged plastic of choice.
Well FishBoss.com sells a lead ring and collars as well as skirt tabs to allow you to make your own punch skirts. What we like about this rings is they are hard and not plastic. With the punch ring and a collar you can really make the silicone or rubber flare on a punch skirt. Giving your presentation a lot of lively action.
The punch rings are $0.50 a piece, collars are $0.10 and skirt tabs are $0.20. So for $0.80 you can make a cool punch skirt for your plastics.
What I like about this particular punch ring is that up against my Eco Pro tungsten weight it really clicks loud underwater. So I don’t need to add a rattle to my offering in muddy water. I can sit and shake it in the mud. This is accomplished by pegging the weight just about a 1/2 inch above the punch ring. So there is a space for the weight to move up and down and snap against the punch ring.
I shot a quick underwater video so you can see for yourself.
The Boss Punch Rings are available in the FishBoss.com online store.