A-rig gets A rating
The Alabama rig is a hot lure for wintertime bass fishing at Beaver and Table Rock lakes, but you won’t find one tied to Greg Bohannan’s fishing line because Alabama rigs are not allowed at Wal-Mart FLW Tour tournaments. An Alabama rig, also called an A-rig or umbrella rig, is like five or six lures in one. The lure looks like the skeleton of an open umbrella with a plastic grub or swim bait at the end of each spoke. Line is tied to the rig at the hub. The lure resembles a school of bait fish.
Other tournament organizations have chosen to prohibit Alabama rigs in their event, but Bohannan said they’re definitely effective.