Hello, I'm sorry I am writing about punching again. :)
As you all probably know about punch skirt.
It is a hot thing for punching in those days.
It adds the volume to a bait and works well especially with shaking aciton
or stay right below mats. (It looks like a small fish feeding off mats)
I've been using Paycheck Bait Punch Skirt and Gamber KO Hangover skirt.
Punch Skirt has plastic part in the middle, which creats sounds
when the sinker hit it.
On the other hand, the center of KO hangover skirt is made out of rubber,
which enables to tie a sinker and a hook together well.
It is easier to punch through mats because the sinker and hook move together.
Both have pro and con, so I've been using both...
I wish I can catch this kind of giant fish on punching. lol
When you do punching, do you use a left hand reel or right hand?
I usually use left handed reel because I don't have to change
a rod from right hand to left, which enables to feel the bite
on the quick fall. Plus, I can set the hook with my right hand
for more powerful hook set.
But, I was watching the Bassmaster TV show,
where John Crew won the delta with flipping.
I thought right handed reel may be better to reel them
in from the heavy vegetation.
So, I tried. The movie was the one with right handed reel.
It worked well to reel them in, but still I had to move my body
backward to pull them out.
This was ok, but it is too much to switch hands evertime...
I guess a left handed reel works better for me.
I've gone to American haristylist, but I've had terrible experience
with them in the past. I guess good American haristyles don't fit Asian...
I've been doing lots of punching lately as you know, and tried several
punching hooks so far. I've tried from BMF, Troker, or KO hook.
I think BMF hook is the best for me so far. It's got welded eye and
most importantly strong.
I also use offset type hook for punching, but a little bit different from
regular offset hook. The hook point is curved father out a little bit to
enhance the hook set. It works kinda like straight hook.
This gets a sinker, a bait, and a hook on a straight line balance.
It enables to the bait go into thick mats with the sinker heading down.
If this hooks has a little more toughness, I would go with it for punching...
I guess I still have to look for the perfect setting of hooks....