The Berkley Schooling Rig is a castable umbrella rig featuring five wire arms designed for attaching a swimbait to each ultimately creating the appearance of schooling baitfish. 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.
Still, there are many unanswered questions when choosing to use this type of lure. First and foremost anglers may not be aware of just how to set up the unrigged contraption. Out of the package the lure exhibits a straight and narrow appearance that needs to be adjusted in order to be fished properly. The wires should be bent out evenly two give the appearance of a school of bait fish.
When fishing any type of Umbrella Rig we recommend the following gear considerations: