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Alabama rigs?
« on: October 30, 2011, 03:58:58 PM »
Anyone have any thoughts on this rig? I know the saltwater guys use this "umbrella" rig all the time. Has anyone tried to emulate a umbrella rig with good results bass fishing?

Its going to be a long off season :(


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Re: Alabama rigs?
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2011, 06:18:06 AM »
Have some friends that just came back from the Guntersville and Kentucky lake tournaments where they were crushing them on this rig. Paul Elias caught 19 lbs on his very first cast of the Guntersville event, on his way to 27 lbs that day. Yes, I do now have a couple of the rigs in my hands and will be throwing them thursday and sat on Candlewood.

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Re: Alabama rigs?
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2011, 09:27:18 AM »
Yes I went to the FLW outdoors website and saw multiple pages and reports about this rig. Keep us posted on how it works out for you please, let me know if it catches fish or fisherman ;)

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Re: Alabama rigs?
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2011, 09:42:53 AM »
Definitely an interesting concept. Dennis, please let us know how it works for you on Candlewood!

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Re: Alabama rigs?
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2011, 08:02:10 PM »
seen it work today on quinnebaug. Its something else

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Re: Alabama rigs?
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2011, 08:30:23 PM »
Very cool. Were you fishing it or was it someone else? Oh, and did they catch any doubles?

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Re: Alabama rigs?
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2011, 08:35:53 PM »
there are a bunch of videos on line at alabamarig.com... also noticed you can order on line, but the web site says everything is on back order

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Re: Alabama rigs?
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2011, 01:48:33 PM »
Just outta curiosity what was it rigged with?

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Re: Alabama rigs?
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2011, 04:05:38 PM »
from what I see on line, you can rig it with anything, swim baits, jerk baits, tubes, spinner baits, possibilities are endless

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Re: Alabama rigs?
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2011, 10:35:54 PM »
The guy with me was fishing it. His was a home made version, but work very well. No did not get any doubles. Did get it stuck on a few stumps so I decided not to throw mine. didn' t want to lose my only one before this weekend. Swimbaits are the bait of choice because you are trying to imitate a school of bait fish. But, the choices are endless.

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Re: Alabama rigs?
« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2011, 09:45:52 AM »
Interesting rig!

I always thought you couldn't have more than one bait tied to one line in tournaments??

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Re: Alabama rigs?
« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2011, 02:17:14 PM »
I always thought you couldn't have more than one bait tied to one line in tournaments??

I wondered about that same thing, although most tournament rules state that you can only have one wet line. The Norman Frontrunner never really caused any tournament rule changes when it hit the market many years ago, but then you were only talking about having a small bait tied in front of your primary bait, not 5 or 6 baits on one line.

Personally, I think it will be only a matter of time before this is banned in tournaments.

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Re: Alabama rigs?
« Reply #12 on: November 03, 2011, 05:47:09 PM »
Just got back from a practice day on candlewood. These things do catch fish. I didn' t have a very good day overall, but did catch 5 keepers on the rig. nothing over 2lbs and no doubles. Managed 12 all together with a 4lb 10 oz smallie

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Re: Alabama rigs?
« Reply #13 on: November 03, 2011, 09:11:17 PM »
5 outta 12 on the A rig thats incredible! thanks for sharing Densik!

Personally, I think it will be only a matter of time before this is banned in tournaments.
Thats is exactly what the creators of the alabama rig want Curt "BANNED FROM TOURNAMNET FISHING" $24.99  ;)

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Re: Alabama rigs?
« Reply #14 on: November 03, 2011, 09:17:45 PM »
Yep... You're probably right. And in the meantime the tourney anglers are helping to make it well known.