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Title: [NEWS]Dudley on the A-rig: What is the true fire behind the fury?
Post by: News on January 29, 2012, 10:00:03 PM
Dudley on the A-rig: What is the true fire behind the fury?

OK guys, it's time to man up and talk about the real fire behind the fury. Why are some "pros" so dead set on banning Alabama Rigs from tournaments? The answer is simple. They are scared. They are scared that somebody else is going to cash the fat checks they've grown accustomed to. And I understand. I'm scared, too. But I'm a pro. I learn new techniques all the time, and I continually work on the old ones to make them more effective. It's what we do as pros.
Source: Dudley on the A-rig: What is the true fire behind the fury? (http://www.flwoutdoors.com/fishing-articles/blog/153229/what-is-the-true-fire-behind-the-furry/)

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Title: Re: [NEWS]Dudley on the A-rig: What is the true fire behind the fury?
Post by: Frank-o on January 30, 2012, 07:50:17 PM
Wow. Well said. I do not have a problem with the A-rig. I own an HDS with side-imagine. I have 5 baitcasters and 2 spinning reels (no push-buttons). Lots of senkos. Digital maps on my computer and on my chip in the HDS.
I am a fan of technolgy. I LOVE technology. I love trying out new lures and new fishing gear in my quest to catch more bass.
One thing is for sure - Dudley was right when he said an angler needs to know when & where to use the right equipment. Some day, FLW & B.A.S.S. might approve dynamite for use in tournaments. But i guarantee you that i know places on almost every lake in the Irish Hills area that not even dynamite will catch you a bass! That last was just being funny.
But seriously, if you can't embrace technology and all its advances in the fishing industry, then you will either find yourself at the bottom of your tournament standings or fishing in a club with rules similar to Dudley's 'higher standards'.

Title: Re: [NEWS]Dudley on the A-rig: What is the true fire behind the fury?
Post by: djkimmel on January 31, 2012, 12:04:38 AM
I feel about the same way over the Alabama Rig. I saw some of the same kind of talk when other 'too deadly' lures or new technology came out. This one just hit everything right to create the perfect storm of anxiety for too many I guess. You should have heard all the old talk about the original plastic worms!! No, I wasn't there but I love history (try to learn and not repeat the same mistakes stuff) and things got hot over that possible end to bass fishing as we know it!

There's a lure that is still deadly to bass this day yet we still have bass...
Title: Re: [NEWS]Dudley on the A-rig: What is the true fire behind the fury?
Post by: robeng53 on February 01, 2012, 07:59:20 PM
First, the tournaments allow a Hydrowave, along with electronics (which sometimes I feel takes away from the originality of the sport known as "fishing", long before electronics).  Next, what is more natural than a "school" of baitfish?  AKA, the A-Rig or umbrella rig used for a long time, again way before last years two tournaments that upset some people. 
I have read Yelas and LeFebre take on the subject.  I am of the opinion they both present valid points.  However, I do not believe an A-Rig will be the best suited lure on every body of water, under every circumstance that is encountered on any given day.
Thus, I believe the A-Rig should be allowed and governed by each state.  If a state does not allow multiple "hooks" or "lines" per fisherman, then, perhaps the codes should be revisited as new technology comes available or circumstances change.   Just as in the laws of our land that were written over 200 years ago before the internet and 300+ million citizens. 
Title: Re: [NEWS]Dudley on the A-rig: What is the true fire behind the fury?
Post by: 1javelin on February 01, 2012, 08:52:31 PM
Going to take the tube my unnamed (http://www.greatlakesbass.com/forum/index.php?topic=11129.0) rods came in, tie some guides to it, run parachute cord through them, and tie it off to a winch.  I'll ask Tom Brady or Aaron Rodgers to throw the bait for me every time, like good practice for them.  Sounds like a plan!  I plan on getting in on some of them, a good friend has me convinced.

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Title: Re: [NEWS]Dudley on the A-rig: What is the true fire behind the fury?
Post by: djkimmel on February 01, 2012, 10:27:32 PM
I got a kick out of Gerald Swindle saying he threw one and all he caught was a boot and some other piece of debris. I think he said he would still throw it when he could.

It will work really good at time, especially the next few seasons. And other times, other lures will work better or be more efficient. Just a tool.