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Paycheck Baits Donkey Thrasher Umbrella Rig

Paycheck Baits Donkey Thrasher
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Price: $13.99
- Paycheck Baits Donkey Thrasher
- Length: 9" wires
- Four wire configuration
- Finesse Alabama Rig


Paycheck Baits Donkey Thrasher

Alabama Style Rig

The Paycheck Baits Donkey Thrasher Umbrella Rig is a light-wire, multi-lure umbrella style rig that mimics a school of baitfish. The first thing you'll notice about the Paycheck Baits Donkey Thrasher is the light, flexible wire that comprises the bait. This finesse look and feel is a quite the variation from standard umbrella style rigs that anglers have come to know. Unlike most umbrella rigs, anglers will be able to manipulate the action of the baits in order to realize the full potential of the attached swimbaits. The Donkey Thrasher feels like a real lure, rather than a piece of equipment. The action of your attached baits will greatly increase as you change retrieval speeds and make slight twitches with the rod tip. The natural look of the Donkey Thrasher is reminiscent of shad as they try to flee from chasing predator bass.

The Donkey Thrasher sets itself apart from other umbrella rigs and should be considered an addition to the arsenal whether you currently own similar lures or not. Early reports indicate this bait is especially effective when used with small swimbaits from 3"-5". Paycheck baits recommends the use of jig heads no larger than 3/8oz due to the finesse nature of the bait. The Donkey Thrasher features a four wire configuration each with a snap swivel for easily attaching jig heads.

Anglers who live in states that regulate the number of hooks should simply replace one of the top baits with a teaser and retain the keeling aspect by placing two heavier jig heads on the bottom wires. One suggestion would be using two swimbait jig heads on the bottom wires with an unweighted swimbait hook on one of the remaining wires.

Alabama Rigs and Umbrella Rigs

Alabama Rigs and Umbrella Rigs are multi lure rigs that feature a central line connection with wires extending outward with the intent of adding lures to each of the wires. Most commonly, anglers have found attaching swimbaits to be the very best setup. With the four wire design offered by the Paycheck Baits Donkey Thrasher, its best to use four swimbait heads and baits in order to maximize the bait's effectiveness. When fishing any type of Alabama Rig we recommend the following gear considerations:

  • Rod: Swimbait rods that can handle 3-5oz - several rod companies are developing umbrella rig specific rods
  • Reel: 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
  • Hook: Swimbait jig heads ranging from 1/8-3/8oz are commonly used when employing soft plastic swimbaits
The original Alabama rig has spawned creations from just about every company on the planet and this product is Paycheck Baits' unique offering.

Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 2 Click here to write a review

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Recent Purchase February 23, 2015
Reviewer: Stephen kralik from haslet, TX United States  
First purchase with your company.  Great service and fast shipping.  

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donkey thrasher rig June 16, 2012
Reviewer: Glenn from Michigan  
great action you will need to change the snap swivels had 4lb bass on and straightend the snap out put on a little stronger snaps does not hurt the action  the light wire lets the baits  pulses in the water and baits look more natural swimming would buy again even knowing snaps need to be changed

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