I don't use owner solid rings because they are stamped and sharp on one edge. That will cost you a good fish after a decent fight. I use solid welded rings and heavy duty split rings. Yes the rings are expensive but not as expensive as if you were buying a Shimano jig and having tio rig it too.FenderBender (3/28/2010)Another question....
Is there any reason why a small stainless steel washer wouldn't work in the place of a solid ring in the making of assist hooks? I've been making hook setups and by far the most expensive component of the jig is the $5 for a pack of 7 Owner Split and Solid rings.