Proper fishing line for the rig is equally important as the proper rod. I use the new XPS Advanced Braided line from Bass Pro Shops. This line is the smoothest-casting braid I have used. I tend to use two different size lines — 50-lb and 80-lb line, and nothing smaller.
When Should You Throw An Umbrella Rig?
The best places to throw an umbrella rig are where the bass are feeding on shad, and seasonally the best times are in the cold water seasons of spring and fall.
What Is The Best Alabama Rig Rod?
“The ideal rod is between 7 1/2 and 8 feet long,” Poss says. “My favorite is the 7-foot, 11-inch React Pro Alabama Rig rod from Seeker. It’s got the right tip action and can handle rigs weighing from one to eight ounces. Most of my rigs are between three and eight ounces, and the Seeker is a great match for that.”
Where Can I Throw An Alabama Rig?
Ideal places to throw the Alabama rig are ambush points along deep structure. On reservoirs, this includes ledges, humps, bridges, bluff walls, and over brush piles. On natural lakes, ideal Alabama rig spots are points, deep grass lines, deep breaks, and offshore rock piles.
What Is The Best Umbrella Rig?
If you’re fishing a really big or heavy umbrella rig, a 300-size casting reel designed for heavy-duty use might be best, but a standard bass reel is just fine for most purposes. A 6:1 or 7:1 gear ratio will get the job done. For baits, almost any swimbait will work, and small fluke-style baits can be good too.
What Is A Rig?
The definition of a rig is a tool, equipment or arrangement with a specific purpose. An example of a rig is a thin paintbrush to an artist. An example of a rig is a tractor-trailer that hauls good across country. An example of a rig is the arrangement of sails and masts on a ship.
What Is An Alabama Rig For Fishing?
The Alabama rig is not a lure, but a device that allows an angler to deliver multiple lures on a single cast. The “Alabama rig” devised by Andy Poss and sold at TheAlabamaRig.com is simply a castable “umbrella” rig.
What Size Hooks For Swimbaits?
Too large of a hook will not only affect the action of the swimbait negatively, but it will make it look unnatural. A good rule of thumb on the Spark shad is to use a 5/0 or 6/0 on the 5 inch, 4/0 on the 4 inch, and 3/0 on the 3 inch.
What States Are Umbrella Rigs Illegal?
States in which an Alabama rig with three hooks or more is considered illegal include New Hampshire, Minnesota, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Massachusetts, Nevada, Vermont and Maryland.