Homemade Alabama Style Rig Fishing Video

After watching the buzz over the umbrella rig for largemouth, called the Alabama Rig, Swarming Hornet, Power Tackle, Bait Ball and more, I decided to make my own. Inspired by some fantastic creations at Tackle Underground and other custom fishing lure websites, I visited Lowe's and cranked out a few custom, Alabama-rig style lures. These are pretty lightweight and certainly wouldn't handle a huge fish very well. However, they swim great in the water with flukes on and are pretty easy to cast.

They do have a tendency to snag on the bottom, as any massive rig of umbrella lures would certainly be at risk for. A faster retrieve in shallow water helps avoid this.
Furthermore, in some states (California, etc), angler's cannot use more than 3 hooks on a line. Thus, on my four-wire DIY umbrella rig, the 4th one has no hook, only a soft plastic teaser.
I put together a little video showing off how I made this homemade version of the Alabama rig. Enjoy!





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November 18, 2011 at 8:38 PM delete

You make putting together a rig look so easy! Liking the new video tutorial.

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November 22, 2011 at 8:55 PM delete

great photos, love your blog, keep it up!
and i hope you'll come visit mine soon!

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November 23, 2011 at 8:11 AM delete

Cool ! Nice photos too :)

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May 16, 2012 at 6:25 PM delete

Have u ever got fish with it..

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Be nice.