Berkley Schooling Rig Kit
Umbrella Rig Kit
The Berkley Schooling Rig Kit is the complete kit of items needed to assemble the Schooling Rig, a castable umbrella rig used for bass fishing.. The Schooling Rig, from Berkley Fishing, is a rig designed in response to the overwhelming demand for umbrella rig lures that was initiated in October of 2011. The wide spread popularity of the multi-lure rigs spawned from the FLW Open event on Lake Guntersville in Alabama which saw the absolute domination of the A-Rig during the four days of competition which yielded giant weights. The initial craze led to a country wide phenomenon that was responsible for incredible numbers and size of bass from Clear Lake, CA to the shores of Lake Champlain, NY and everywhere in between. The Rig was here to stay.
Berkley took to the drawing board, but resisted the temptation to rush the production of their own version. Instead they made numerous prototypes which underwent meticulous research and development under the scrutiny of the top professional bass anglers. After innumerable revisions and modifications, Berkley released their Schooling Rig which has become an instant favorite of bass fishermen all over the country. The Schooling Rig is constructed with corrosion resistant stainless steel and 60lb cross-lok snap swivels offering sufficient strength and durability that will pass the test of time and big bass. The central head of the Schooling Rig comes finished with proven color patterns and 3-D eyes. Additionally, one of the neatest features is a control ring which allows easy storage of the rig when not in use.
The Schooling Rig Kit simplifies the process of acquiring the tools needed to assemble an umbrella rig. The Kit comes complete with 5 - 4" split belly swimbaits, 5 - 4/0 1/8oz jig heads and the Schooling Rig itself all in matching colors. Now any anglers can purchase a kit and receive a ready to fish umbrella rig right out of the package. We offer the Schooling Rig Kit in both the Hitch and Pearl White colors - the kit comes with the matching jig heads and baits.
Berkley Schooling Rig Kit Tackle Suggestions
The Berkley Schooling Rig Kit eliminates the search for suitable swimbaits and jig heads, however, the choice of rod, reel and line are still important factors in achieving success with this lure.
- Rod: Swimbait rods that can handle 3-5oz - several rod companies are developing umbrella rig specific rods
Choose a reel with a high line capacity spool - we also recommend a
6.1:1 or higher speed reel that can adapt to the diverse conditions the
umbrella rig thrives in
- Line: 50-80lb braided line