Picasso Lures Finesse School-E-Rig
Alabama Style Rig
The Picasso Finesse School-E-Rig is a multi-wire
Alabama-Style Rig that features a central connection from which five
wires extend and end with snap swivels. After the mind-boggling display
by Paul Elias at the FLW Tour Open on Lake Guntersville, the
Alabama-Rig popularity has spread like wildfire. Although resembling
something you would see hanging above a baby's crib, the odd looking
contraptions have proven to be unbelievable fish catchers. Stories of
hundred fish days have quickly gone from fish tales to reality after
more and more anglers got their hands on the A-Rig. In just the
following three weeks after the FLW Open, and additional three major
tournament titles fell victim to the Alabama Rig.
version of the School-E-Rig is a smaller, scaled down version of the original School-E-Rig with a total length of 5" and weighing just 1/8oz before adding baits. The smaller size exhibited by the finesse affords anglers a more versatile approach for multi-lure umbrella rigs. Anglers can cast this bait with less effort and more accuracy resulting in a rig that can be employed around docks, laydown trees and other structural elements. Additionally, the bait will perform better with the smaller size swimbaits due to the .035" wire diameter it possesses.
When fishing any type of Alabama Rig we
recommend the following gear considerations:
The original Alabama Rig has spawned a similar product from just about every manufacturer in the industry, but as angler have the opportunity to put more time in with the technique there are modifications being made to better suit their needs. One such example is Picasso's Finesse School-E-Rig which has become an instant hit in the Ozark region and other areas which present a large population of spotted bass.
- 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
50-80lb braided line
- Hook: Swimbait jig heads ranging from
1/8-3/8oz are commonly used when employing soft plastic swimbaits
The Picasso Finesse School-E-Rig measures 5" in length and weighs 1/8oz. We offer the bait in four different colors: Albino Ayu, Big Sexy, Gizzard Shad, and Shad.