Roux Maillet Fishing Rods April 16, 2018 16:32:24
It is important when rigging the bait to keep the baits as close together as possible without getting them tangled unless of course you intend to "spread out" your particular presentation of schooling bait-fish or shad. Some anglers use the Alabama Rig as their "search" bait much like a spinner-bait is used to seek out schooling or suspended fish in open water while other anglers prefer to aim their rig at precise targets. They will fan-cast to points piles humps and other aquatic cover in a technique similar to that of using a crank-bait. Still other anglers will cast shallow varying depth with their rig to where they believe the fish are hunkered down. A common presentation technique for this innovative tackle design is to cast out count the amount of time it takes to reach bottom and then retrieve. If a fish doesnt strike the baits then subtract a second from your count on the next drop-down to depth and retrieve. Repeat until either you catch a fish or conclude that you have covered that particular column and area of water. This tactic works well on deep drop-off points and submerged mounds or humps. Also when fishing swim baits or jigs on your A-Rig you can vary the weight of the jig heads to make it sink faster or slower as well as changing the retrieve speed to either sustain or descend your school of bait-fish in the water column. Ultimately your presentation will depend on the where you believe the fish to be located and thus how deep shallow slow or fast you want to fish.
Recently this new fishing lure has stormed not only the fishing scene ranging from the avid recreational angler to bass fishing tournament pro circuits but the fishing industry as well. So what is this "magic" fishing lure and how has it changed the way we think about fishing? The now infamous "Alabama Rig"- a simple spinner-bait-like fishing rig that provides multiple lures simultaneously to would-be game-fish. Some will argue that the Alabama Rig is just a modification of an old very well know saltwater tool the Umbrella Rig. Thoughfor the most part true however the application is new to most fresh water anglers.
Quality. Quality is by far the biggest difference between a custom and OTS fishing rod. A company that mass-produces needs to create the largest profit margin and unfortunately some (not all) manufacturers also cut corners on components.
Custom builders provide competitive cost advantages by building their fishing rods "one at a time" rendering obsolete the need for exhaustive inventory labor costs and material waste. This permits excess capital for the use of top quality components and materials. Additionally custom builders routinely do not require capital investment and expenditure for overhead business expenses such as: advertising showrooms galleries etc. Another advantage of "one at a time" builds is that high-end components equate to non-corrosive scratch resistant and a more durable final product thereby eliminating the need for reinforcing materials additional assembly processes and warranty repair.
Off-The-Shelf (OTS) The overall properties of the "Off-The-Shelf (OTS)" fishing rod is extremely dependent on the components attached to the blank and more importantly the process by which those components are attached to the blank. Thus the number type and placement of guides; the wrapping; and the choice and placement of handle material/components totally affect the end use. When it comes to the overall quality and performance we all know that not all fishing rods are created equal.
Focus. Another advantage of not working at a large company is that a custom builder is actually assembling and crafting your and only your custom fishing rod. So in this example focus does equate to quality of construction. Unlike the factory product the custom option is built to accommodate your requirements and desires.