Winter A-Rigs (Beginner Tips AND Advanced Rigging Tricks)

Are you doing it wrong? Are you going down the bank mindlessly casting an A-rig? Winter is when the fine details of A-rig fishing become critical. Its time to focus on modifying your rigs to reach new depths and catch fish you can't target any other way. This isn't the same old A-rig info, its time to do things differently.

7 years ago the Alabama Rig hit the scene and shocked the tournament world. Anglers thought it was the end of the world and fishing would never be the same. While that has already proven itself to be ridiculous, the A-rig remains an incredible tool for Winter bass fishing.

When the reaction bite dies and you've resigned yourself to finesse fishing, there is still a shot that the A-rig will work. It works long after most other reaction offerings have lost their effectiveness. Don't be afraid to pick up an A-rig this Winter, make a few adaptions for the cold water conditions, and start slinging!

Below is a breakdown of the rigs, baits, gear, and storage options of the A-rig.

The Rigs...

Yum Flash Mob Jr.: http://bit.ly/2bgDGNu

G-Funk Baits Cali Rig: http://bit.ly/2nD76fw

The Heads...

Matt Allen Swimbait Head: http://bit.ly/29RrTYN

HD Swimbait Head: http://bit.ly/2SwNaJH

Guppy Head: http://bit.ly/2nyUJRS

Hardware...

CPS Centering Pin (Medium): http://bit.ly/2b2YgDf

Owner Hyperwire Split Ring (Size 3 or 4): http://bit.ly/2v8ArBX

Spro Power Swivels: http://bit.ly/2ay0p7d

Tim's Preferred Combo...

Rod- G Loomis IMX Pro 7'6" Heavy (894): http://bit.ly/2R4f2Ud

Reel- Shimano Metanium MGL: http://bit.ly/2ezIBfB

Line- 65 lb Power Pro MaxCuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Leader- 20 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

All-Around A-Rig Combo...

Rod- Shimano Curado 7'6" Medium Heavy: http://bit.ly/2gUWTft

Reel- Shimano Curado 200K HG: http://bit.ly/2tHewEh

Line- 65 lb Power Pro MaxCuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Leader- 20 lb Power Pro: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

A-Rig Storage Options...

Plano A-rig Box: http://bit.ly/2DUvbJN

Red One A- Rigger: http://bit.ly/2nymWrO

Eye Surrender Pouch: http://bit.ly/2idps7n

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Easy A-Rig Mods For Spring Bass Fishing

If you're not using the A-Rig for pre-spawn bass you're making a huge mistake! We break down modifications that work in EVERY state, regardless of your local laws. The A-rig is an incredible tool when used effectively, here is what you need to know. 

The key to effectively using the Alabama rig is setting it up properly. Once you've achieved this, combining it with proper equipment and the right retrieves makes all the difference. 

Swimbait Heads...
Matt Allen Swimbait Head: http://bit.ly/29RrTYN
Stefan Finesse Guppy Head: http://bit.ly/2nyUJRS

A-Rig Components...
Hyperwire Split Rings (Size 3 & 4): http://bit.ly/2v8ArBX
CPS Springs (Size Small & Medium): http://bit.ly/2b2YgDf
Reaction Innovations Skinny Dipper: http://bit.ly/2bf1uEn
Reaction Innovations Little Dipper: http://bit.ly/2brnU5I
Keitech Fat Swing Impact: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v
Keitech Easy Shiner: http://bit.ly/2bxJK6H

Necessary Tools...
Our Favorite Split Ring Pliers: http://bit.ly/2fT4Qw0
Our Favorite Pliers: http://bit.ly/2tfxFvw
Wire Snips: http://bit.ly/2EwDbOg

A-rig Storage...
Red One A-Rigger: http://bit.ly/2nymWrO
Eye Surrender Bait Wrap: http://bit.ly/2idps7n
8' Rod Sleeve: http://bit.ly/2GFOT9R
Plano A-Rig Box: http://bit.ly/2DUvbJN

Our favorite A-Rigs...
Light Wire Bladed: http://bit.ly/2rZhST7
Light Wire: http://bit.ly/2nD76fw
Standard Bladed: http://bit.ly/2bgDGNu
Standard Wire: http://bit.ly/2nuruR5
Heavy Wire Bladed: http://bit.ly/2FCQ74A
Finesse: http://bit.ly/2j6F1Nz

5 Hook A-Rigs...
Bladed: http://bit.ly/2rYw8eF
Non-Bladed: http://bit.ly/2cq4pJQ
Budget Friendly Option: http://bit.ly/2DU469U

3 Hook A-Rigs...
Bladed: http://bit.ly/2rZhST7
Non-Bladed: http://bit.ly/2nD76fw
Budget-Friendly option: http://bit.ly/2DTAjOx

2 Hook A-Rigs...
Bladed: http://bit.ly/2s4DPjI
Non-Bladed: http://bit.ly/2s3m7Ne

A-Rig Setup #1...
Rod- Shimano Expride 7'6" Heavy: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL
Reel- Shimano Metanium MGL: http://bit.ly/2ezIBfB
Line- 65 lb Maxcuatro braid: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
Leader- Maxima 20 lb: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

A-Rig Setup #2...
Rod- Dobyns Champ Extreme 784: http://bit.ly/2ab2kRX
Reel- Curado 200K: http://bit.ly/2tHewEh
Line- 65 lb Sufix 832: http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji
Leader- 15 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Finesse Rig Setup...
Rod- Zodias 7'2" Medium Heavy: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe
Reel- Curado 200K: http://bit.ly/2tHewEh
Line- 50 lb Sufix 832: http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji
Leader- Maxima Ultragreen 15 lb: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9
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Late Winter A-Rig Tips To Locate Schooling Bass

Spring is fast approaching and before you know it the bass will be back in the shallows. How do you know when the transition is happening? Should you stay deep, should you move shallow, and where are the bass? When these questions begin creeping into your mind, look no farther than the A-rig. 

Whether you like the A-rig or not, it will help you locate fish very efficiently in the late Winter and early pre-spawn. Once you've found the schools you can use a variety of other baits to catch them. The A-Rig is the BEST bait for finding active schools of bass that are on the move and for quickly identifying which fish are willing to feed. 

The A-rig is here to stay so you may as well learn to use it to your advantage. The pre-spawn is prime time to put it to work for you. 

Standard A-Rig...
Rig- http://bit.ly/2n8cOGO
Heads- http://bit.ly/29RrTYN
Swimbaits- http://bit.ly/2bf1uEn
Dummy Baits- http://bit.ly/2brnU5I

Bladed A-Rig...
Rig- http://bit.ly/2bgDGNu
Heads- http://bit.ly/29RrTYN
Swimbaits- http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v
Dummy Baits- http://bit.ly/2brnU5I

Finesse Rig...
Rig- http://bit.ly/2j6F1Nz
Heads- 1) http://bit.ly/2jhuhcm
            2) http://bit.ly/2cHMZbm
Swimbaits- http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v
Dummy Baits- http://bit.ly/2bxJK6H

A-Rig Setup...
Rod- Shimano Expride 7'6" Heavy: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL
Reel- Shimano Chronarch MGL: http://bit.ly/2n8DghB
Line- 65 lb Maxcuatro braid: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
Leader- Maxima 20 lb: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Finesse Rig Setup...
Rod- Zodias 7'2" Medium Heavy: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe
Reel- Curado 200K: http://bit.ly/2tHewEh
Line- 50 lb Sufix 832: http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji
Leader- Maxima Ultragreen 15 lb: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9
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10 Bass Weighed 81 lbs?!?! The REAL Story Behind This EPIC Photo!

You've seen this photo but you've never heard the story! Heart wrenching, painful, and epic, all at the same time! If you want to hear the heart and soul behind TacticalBassin, you've got to check this out!

Tim was as low as you could be. After more than a week in NICU with his youngest son struggling for life, Tim hit rock bottom. There was no where left to go but to the lake. He just wanted to clear his head... he had no idea he was about to begin the most epic week of fishing he'd ever experienced! When have you ever heard someone say they were hooking 6-10 lbers on every cast? Its almost unimaginable but that is exactly how it happened!

Here are all of the baits the fish were eating that week...

LV-500 Lipless Crankbait: http://bit.ly/2aAUUbd

Yumbrella Flash Mob Junior: http://bit.ly/2bgDGNu
Matt Allen Swimbait Head: http://bit.ly/29RrTYN
Owner #3 Split Ring: http://bit.ly/2v8ArBX
Medium CPS Springs: http://bit.ly/2b2YgDf
Keitech 4.8" Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

Osprey 6" Tournament Talon: http://bit.ly/2bqsLS0

3/4 oz Prayer Jig: http://bit.ly/2rCrl2s

S-Waver 168: http://bit.ly/2aiu8Sh

Lipless Crankbait Setup...
Rod- G Loomis 845 CBR: http://bit.ly/2og0BmK
Reel- Curado 70: http://bit.ly/2apmDJt
Line- 30 lb Sufix 832: http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji
Leader- 15 lb Sunline Sniper: http://bit.ly/2p7fxju

A-Rig Setup...
Rod- 7'8" 4 power: http://bit.ly/2ab2kRX
Reel- Curado 200K: http://bit.ly/2tHewEh
Line- 65 lb: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
Leader- 20 lb: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm
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