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Alabama Rig Rod
Posted by: Thomas Kaufmann (---.mobile.att.net)
Date: April 15, 2019 12:41PM

Good morning all,

Am looking to put together a nice Alabama Rig Rod. The rigs will be no more than 3 ounces. I have done a search and see many recommended a swimbait blank. What do you think about a Delta SW765?

What recommendations do y’all have? I will be using 65lb power pro

Thanks
Tom

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Re: Alabama Rig Rod
Posted by: James Taylor (---.wavecable.com)
Date: April 15, 2019 02:53PM

Since you are looking for 3oz we would recommend a swimbait rod for sure. Check out our RainShadow Revelation REVSB710MH-SB which you can find specs here: [www.rainshadowrodblanks.com]

James Taylor
Batson Enterprises
BatsonEnterprises.com | RainShadowRodBlanks.com | ALPSForeCast.com | Build2Fish.com

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Re: Alabama Rig Rod
Posted by: Ron Schneider (---.mid.dyn.suddenlink.net)
Date: April 15, 2019 04:48PM

Tale a look at the RX6 graphite Saltwater blanks.
I have a personal rod built on the RCLB70XL,
nice moderate action with plenty of power in the butt.

Here is a link;
[www.schneidersrods.com]

Best wishes,
Ron Schneider
Schneider's Rod Shop
Mountain Home, Arkansas
[www.schneidersrods.com]
schndrod@suddenlink.net
870-424-3381

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Re: Alabama Rig Rod
Posted by: Steve Gardner (---.nc.res.rr.com)
Date: April 15, 2019 05:12PM

I'm with James on this one.

Model Color Length Pcs Line Lure Butt TipTop Action Power Weight Application
REVSB710MH-SB Satin Black 7'10" 1 15-30lb. 2-6oz. 0.605 7.5 F MH 4.0oz. Medium Bass swimbaits/Light - medium SW/Alabama Rig

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Re: Alabama Rig Rod
Posted by: Thomas Kaufmann (---.mobile.att.net)
Date: April 16, 2019 05:08PM

Greatly appreciate the advice. I ordered one from Bingham.

Tom

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Re: Alabama Rig Rod
Posted by: Phil Ewanicki (---.res.spectrum.com)
Date: April 18, 2019 05:24PM

It seems like a hotshot blank would make a good Alabama Rig Rod.

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Re: Alabama Rig Rod
Posted by: Lynn Behler (---.97.252.156.res-cmts.leh.ptd.net)
Date: April 18, 2019 08:47PM

Phil, it seems to me hotshot blanks would be well suited to a number of bass techniques. I have very little knowledge of this type blank. And see little written about them.

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Re: Alabama Rig Rod
Posted by: roger wilson (---.hsd1.mn.comcast.net)
Date: April 18, 2019 09:08PM

Phil,
It depends on the hotshot blank, but most of the hot shot blanks on which I have built would not have a stiff enough tip to carry the load of an Alabama Rig rod.

This rig is heavy and needs a pretty stout rod, including the tip.

Good luck

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Re: Alabama Rig Rod
Posted by: Norman Miller (---.lightspeed.jcsnms.sbcglobal.net)
Date: April 18, 2019 09:43PM

Casting an Alabama rig is like casting a chandelier. Not a lot of fun.
Norm

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Re: Alabama Rig Rod
Posted by: Steve Gardner (---.nc.res.rr.com)
Date: April 19, 2019 06:13AM

not till you get a bit. then its all fun

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Re: Alabama Rig Rod
Posted by: Norman Miller (---.lightspeed.jcsnms.sbcglobal.net)
Date: April 19, 2019 10:01AM

Yes, I have used an A rig and caught as many as 3 at one time, but casting and reeling that thing will wear your butt out. You do need a very stout rod.
Norm

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Re: Alabama Rig Rod
Posted by: Phil Ewanicki (---.res.spectrum.com)
Date: April 19, 2019 10:45AM

Hotshot blanks are very versatile. I built out an 8'6" hotshot blank into fly rod and used it for fishing fall-run King Salmon. The light tip transmitted the feel of a hit and the rugged butt section put a lot of pressure on the fish. This rod, besides chuck-and-duck salmon fishing also casts an 11 wt. fly line very nicely once you got used to the strange timing. It has whipped 30#-40# tarpon with ease.

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Re: Alabama Rig Rod
Posted by: Thomas Kaufmann (---.mobile.att.net)
Date: April 19, 2019 07:18PM

Norman, believe it or not the right rod really eases a lot of the anguish associated with the rig. I use a bounce back rod for the smaller rigs and it’s a joy to fish with. I use an underhand side cast to gently lob it towards targets and it works great. It doesn’t shine overly well at overhand snap casting. That’s the reason for the new blank. We fish it over deep brush piles and need as long of a cast as we can manage and I believe the swimbait blank will provide that power oil am looking for.

I completely agree with Steve all pain goes away with a bite! I just caught a 7.24 spotted bass on Table Rock with one and never thought about the pain for the rest of the day lol

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Re: Alabama Rig Rod
Posted by: Ernest Horvath (---.lightspeed.rlghnc.sbcglobal.net)
Date: April 22, 2019 08:24AM

I recommend the Point Blank PB761XXHMF. I have several customers that use this rod for A-rigs.

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