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#11204931 - 11/04/15 08:52 AM When to throw the A-Rig?
Jkrez Offline
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Registered: 01/19/14
Posts: 241
Loc: Kingwood, TX
When do you consistently tie on an A-rig and begin to cycle it into your rotation? I've heard after the first really chilly/freezing night, but I've also heard at the start of Fall.

Also, what line do yall use?


Edited by Jkrez (11/04/15 08:52 AM)

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#11204972 - 11/04/15 09:10 AM Re: When to throw the A-Rig? [Re: Jkrez]
snickers Offline
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Registered: 05/08/09
Posts: 3886
Throw it anytime you around bait. I like the flash mob jr with Picasso light jig heads and little dipper swimbaits go good on that setup. I use 15 lb seaguar with 3 foot braid leader so when it rolls over it does not nick your line.

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#11205040 - 11/04/15 09:43 AM Re: When to throw the A-Rig? [Re: Jkrez]
Outdoordude Offline
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Registered: 04/20/09
Posts: 2025
About now to about March when the fish start moving back shallow. It's best when there is more than a few feet of visibility but I have caught some in water with about 1 foot of visibility.

I use a 20 lb fluoro because I can cast it better than braid (just a me thing). If they don't mind the metal wire between the head and your hooks, they certainly won't mind the braid if you can cast braid better than fluoro.

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#11205115 - 11/04/15 10:24 AM Re: When to throw the A-Rig? [Re: Jkrez]
coachallentca Offline
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Registered: 11/19/08
Posts: 3854
Loc: crowley
NOW..caught some the other day on them. THe biggest was 5 lbs
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#11205136 - 11/04/15 10:31 AM Re: When to throw the A-Rig? [Re: Jkrez]
Chris Borden Offline
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Registered: 03/23/10
Posts: 5242
Loc: Granbury
I throw it these conditions.

1. I'm around trees
2. I'm around rocks.
3. I'm around grass
4. I'm in open water

I'm fixing to go get my arig rod and throw it at the mailbox. There is never a bad time to throw it.

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#11205269 - 11/04/15 11:40 AM Re: When to throw the A-Rig? [Re: Jkrez]
reeltexan Offline
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Registered: 03/03/06
Posts: 2197
Loc: Ovilla, TEXAS


Now IS a good time.
Shad patterns are wide open.
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#11205270 - 11/04/15 11:40 AM Re: When to throw the A-Rig? [Re: Jkrez]
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Now through Feb.
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#11205280 - 11/04/15 11:50 AM Re: When to throw the A-Rig? [Re: Jkrez]
SoCal Tom Offline
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Registered: 04/10/07
Posts: 8844
Loc: Garland, TX
Now! I use heavy braid. 65 or 80lb. Straighten a hook instead of losing an expensive rig

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#11205304 - 11/04/15 12:03 PM Re: When to throw the A-Rig? [Re: Jkrez]
coachmas Offline
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Registered: 02/24/04
Posts: 2467
Loc: Back at Palestine
I fished with a guy last year at Wheeler that throws it on 25lb mono. He swears by it . He was definitely out casting me by 15-20 yards. Coach
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#11205333 - 11/04/15 12:16 PM Re: When to throw the A-Rig? [Re: Jkrez]
Bissett Offline
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Registered: 07/09/13
Posts: 4094
Loc: Broken Arrow, OK
Now up until they start spawning. I will throw it in the fall but I also like other baits as well. From January until mid March, its about all I need to throw
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#11205335 - 11/04/15 12:17 PM Re: When to throw the A-Rig? [Re: coachmas]
Bissett Offline
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Registered: 07/09/13
Posts: 4094
Loc: Broken Arrow, OK
Originally Posted By: coachmas
I fished with a guy last year at Wheeler that throws it on 25lb mono. He swears by it . He was definitely out casting me by 15-20 yards. Coach


I throw mine on 25lb big game. I've never thrown one on braid
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#11205733 - 11/04/15 04:21 PM Re: When to throw the A-Rig? [Re: Jkrez]
chas1 Offline
Angler

Registered: 04/01/06
Posts: 344
Loc: Stephenville tx.
Is an a-rig a Alabama rig?

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#11205741 - 11/04/15 04:24 PM Re: When to throw the A-Rig? [Re: Jkrez]
Jaret Latta Offline
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Registered: 01/06/07
Posts: 6516
Loc: Austin, Tx/Nacogdoches, Tx
50lb braid or 65 on the heavier versions. Feel everything

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#11205798 - 11/04/15 04:48 PM Re: When to throw the A-Rig? [Re: Jkrez]
SAKS Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 07/23/14
Posts: 783
I seen a guy use one as a search bait. Once he found them he would slow down and try to see if there were any bigger fish. Sometimes the rig produced the bigger fish. It didn't matter whether it was deep shallow or even near cover. I also agree with the use of mono. I view it like big swimbaits. Don't want to see it keep traveling after your spool has stopped. I am one that believes fish can see braid(true or not)and cost you bites and flouro knots will fail on big baits.

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#11205831 - 11/04/15 05:09 PM Re: When to throw the A-Rig? [Re: chas1]
jbcarroll3000 Offline
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Registered: 09/12/12
Posts: 765
Loc: Denton, TX
Originally Posted By: chas1
Is an a-rig a Alabama rig?


Yes.

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