Lizzie Gutierrez Fishing Rod December 22nd, 2017 - 12:08:21
Regardless of your intended use, your decision will be based on your personal experience, as there is no "perfect" location to fish your Alabama Rig or tackle-specific set-up; there are just too many applications for the A-Rig to name them all, many of which have yet to be discovered by you. Just remember, no one fishes the way you fish, where you fish, has your technique, style, or knows your specific angling requirements. At Cajun Custom Rods, we assist anglers to design the performance, custom fishing rod of their dreams, for their specific fishing style and per their specifications. Once designed via our Build Your Rod webpage (you visually design your own performance, custom fishing rod), you can purchase your design and then we get to work, leveraging our rod-building experience to handcraft your customized, performance Alabama Rig fishing rod. At Cajun Custom Rods, we provide you the "freedom of choice" with over 5000 fishing rod components available for your next Alabama Rig custom fishing rod design. At Cajun Custom Rods, were serious about fishing and especially about fishing with the right performance custom fishing rod.
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. Blanks and guides are not tested to determine the optimum positioning (nor can they mate a particular reel and line combination to them); instead, an average spacing is determined despite the fact that no two fishing rods (even within a production run) are exactly the same. A professional, custom builder ensures that both static (for stress distribution) and dynamic (for best casting performance) testing occurs.
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.
Smaller and fewer numbers of guides are often used to save a few cents. A two-cent savings adds up over a production run. Others use components that may look like their name-brand counterparts, but are of considerably less quality. When it comes to a custom fishing rod, you will always know the exact components because you select the components for the build. Additionally, a custom builder can assist you with your selection... again, an OTS manufacturer only provides you what "they want you to have (seems backwards, huh?)." Example: you go to dinner at a local restaurant and soon after sitting down at your assigned table, the waiter delivers your food... without asking your meal preference.