If that’s the way SHimano wants them rigged why do the hooks come on the back?No, the flat fall packaging shows tying the line to the eye on the eye end.
I think the idea of tying to the solid ring came from the not as popular butterfly jigs that preceded the flat fall. Those style of jigs didn’t used to come pre-rigged and you had to buy the hooks and rig them yourself.
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Perfect analysis..... the split ring is to only hold the jig to the solid ring. Would suggest modifying your rigging to reflect Mr. Fishbuzz's description.The split ring should just be used to attach the jig and to the solid ring......you attach both the assist hooks and your line to the solid ring there is no pressure on the split ring.....if you tie your line to the split ring you can cause it to spread and fail.....if you look closely you will see that the assist hooks are attached to the solid ring....
That's it !!! All the pressure is applied to the solid ring the split ring just attaches the jig.
What if you want to run a hook off the back end of the jig too? The landings sell them "upgraded" this way by some guy ;-) That pretty much rules out the way of rigging pictured above with only the jig dangling off the split ring, right?