Lizzie Gutierrez Fishing Rod December 22nd, 2017 - 12:13:42
Custom builders are those individuals who learned the "art" of fishing rod construction and have refined the process of engineering the anglers preferred equipment from individual components. Though they do not run industry-sized rod-making machines and normally do not fabricate the individual components, they do have an intimate knowledge of what "works"... and for "what reasons," as well as what does not when it comes to building a custom fishing rod. More importantly, the custom builder is a "master" of ensuring those various components are configured in such a way to derive maximum performance from the finished fishing rod: sensitivity, durability, action, power, comfort, and yes, aesthetics. They also have the "time" from start to finish (i.e., "right the first time") to truly attain maximum performance. Another important consideration of the custom rod-building company is that of technique or application specialization for their products. For instance, the custom builder is able to accurately meet the exacting technical specifications and requirements set forth by an angler whereas an OTS fishing rod is a "what you see is what you get" product.
If youre seeking better performance from your equipment, and ultimately, your overall experience while out on the water, then this is where a custom rod builder can really help you out. A fishing rod is tuned for performance in much the same way an automobile is tuned for driving comfort and performance... or the way a golf club is tuned to suit your personal style and physical size. Blank selection, length, guide selection, guide spacing, guide location, handle construction and reel seat choice are only a few of the factors that must be considered when designing and crafting the perfect angling tool of your choice... made just for you, your quarry, your style, and your technique.
So what type of fishing rod is required to cast one of these new contraptions and how do you fish an A-Rig? For starters, youre going to need a heavier outfit to cast the Alabama Rig. Its not the weight of the rig (approximately 3/8 ounces with no lures), but depending on the size and weight of the individual lures, can weigh in upwards of 3+ ounces (or the equivalent of a large, West Coast swim bait or muskie lure). So if youre accustomed to fishing a lighter rod, better hit the gym and bulk up those casting muscles, or better yet, just be sure your armed with a fishing rod designed for casting (and retrieving) this particular lure. So again, what type of rod will I need? Well, it depends on the lures your throwing, the water you are covering, and the technique your using, but a good place to find the right rod for you is to design the perfect Alabama Rig custom fishing rod.
Whether fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, striped-bass, wipers, or other game-fish, the resemblance of shad or a school of bait-fish has placed the A-Rig in a class of lures that stands all by themselves. Before this innovation, species such as bass, have always received lure presentations of single lures: top water tackle, spinner-baits, crank-baits, swim baits, etc. For the first time in the freshwater angling world, multiple lure presentations are now available due to the simple, yet effective design of the American ingenuity provided in the Alabama Rig.