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#12542804 - 12/18/17 07:01 PM A-Rig set up
gut hooked Online   content

Registered: 02/24/11
Posts: 274
Trying to add another arrow to the quiver, so to speak. I am looking for help from scratch, including rods, reels, line, etc. Any help is appreciated.

Edited by gut hooked (12/18/17 07:02 PM)

#12542840 - 12/18/17 07:31 PM Re: A-Rig set up [Re: gut hooked]
i-Fish Offline
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Registered: 06/07/16
Posts: 727
I bought the Dobyn's Fury 795 swimbait rod at the suggestion of many fellow anglers on this forum and for the price ($120) it's an excellent rod with the right amount of tip to launch that big umbrella rig. It's matched up with a Shimano Curado 200 reel in a 6.3.1 ratio (you would do well to get any 6 gear real for such a large rig) and it performs nicely. I use 20# Seaguar InvizX fluorocarbon line. Ideal for any condition you're fishing the a-rig in and tough enough to yank the rig out of anything you might get hung up in.
If you can't find em wind em.

#12543190 - 12/19/17 06:55 AM Re: A-Rig set up [Re: gut hooked]
collincountytx Online   content
TFF Guru

Registered: 04/08/08
Posts: 14293
Loc: Dallas, TX
Okuma guide select swimbait rod XH
Abu Garcia C3 5500
50-65lb braid to 6ft leader of 25lb big game

(Same setup I use for 4-10oz single top hooked swimbaits)

#12543228 - 12/19/17 07:40 AM Re: A-Rig set up [Re: gut hooked]
Danny L. Weems Offline
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Registered: 03/19/14
Posts: 1411
Loc: Como, Texas
I really like the Kistler 7'-11" MAD for A-rigs. Pair it with a Lews Super Duty 6.4 with 20# invizx and your set.
I use the flash mob from yum most of the time but have used Shane's Baits, strike King and others with success.
The keitech swing impact series work well, just match the hatch on the size and color of the baitfish.
Phil 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me"

#12543335 - 12/19/17 08:53 AM Re: A-Rig set up [Re: gut hooked]
SoCal Tom Offline
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Registered: 04/10/07
Posts: 9378
Loc: Garland, TX
I use a Dobyns 765 Flip for A-Rigs. Pair it with a Revo SX 7:1 and 65 or 80lb Power Pro braid

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#12543726 - 12/19/17 12:06 PM Re: A-Rig set up [Re: gut hooked]
Walker_wilson13 Offline
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Registered: 04/17/13
Posts: 796
Loc: Fayetteville, AR
St. Croix. Mojo Bass 7’10 Heavy 1-4oz
Lews Tournament Pro 6:3:1
65lb Power Pro Maxcuatro
Hog Farmer 5 wire
Santone A-Rig Heads: 3/0 for 4 baits, and a 5/0 for the bigger/center Bait.
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#12543914 - 12/19/17 02:03 PM Re: A-Rig set up [Re: gut hooked]
Captain Chunk Offline

Registered: 05/14/09
Posts: 330
Loc: The Hilltop
Dobyns 795 swimbait rod with Shimano Calcutta 200 with either 20 pound InvizX or 25 pound Big Game

#12543933 - 12/19/17 02:20 PM Re: A-Rig set up [Re: gut hooked]
ezbassin Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 01/15/04
Posts: 13063
Loc: Mansfield, Tx.
Shimano Crucial A-rig rod with a Lews Super Duty 5.5-1 gear ratio, 65# braid.

#12544324 - 12/19/17 07:33 PM Re: A-Rig set up [Re: gut hooked]
gut hooked Online   content

Registered: 02/24/11
Posts: 274
Thanks for the help boys... this forum is awesome........

#12544412 - 12/19/17 08:47 PM Re: A-Rig set up [Re: gut hooked]
Joey J. Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/09/04
Posts: 1050
Loc: Flower Mound, Texas, USA
What you already have will probably work. Just get it in the water. If you can do that the fish will let you know if it's right.
Jiggin' Joey

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#12544454 - 12/19/17 09:16 PM Re: A-Rig set up [Re: gut hooked]
tejasbass Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 12/20/05
Posts: 854
Loc: Lewisville, TX
I sure like the irod Genesis II 7'10" Bama Rig Special. I put a Abu Orra with a wide spool on it and the rig is pretty sweet. Seaguar InvizX 20 lb and your are pretty well set.

#12548859 - 12/23/17 09:34 AM Re: A-Rig set up [Re: gut hooked]
Rbob64 Online   content
Green Horn

Registered: 09/28/17
Posts: 16
Loc: Flower Mound, Tx
Fish with Braid,#65 those suckers are expensive... Also, more feel when deep...

#12548904 - 12/23/17 09:53 AM Re: A-Rig set up [Re: gut hooked]
LinkLowrance Offline

Registered: 07/06/15
Posts: 488
Loc: On the Wheel
I throw one on the same setup I throw a big swimbait on. Might not be ideal but it works for me.

8' XH rod, a cheap Millionaire reel. 5.1:1 25lb Shooter in open water, 65lb braid in the nasty stuff (swimbait)


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