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Texas Angler

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Anyone care to share what they like to use as far best quality for the money?  I found some pretty decent ones but the blades get tangled up at the top of the head.  Others the wire is loose at the head.

I was hoping someone local could make these that are ideal for Lake Texoma.  Something with a 2-3 ounce head to allow for depth.

The Yumbrella rigs are a bit too pricey for me.

I definitely like the ones with willow or Colorado blades.  I feel more confident that it attracts fish.
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KC Schoolem rigs are great.
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I have not tried the umbrella rigs yet, but one in particular that I’m interested in is one made by capt mack. He has a website with videos and per his website they include instructions on how to set the depth when trolling with one.
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Make them illegal lmfbo. Good ones not cheap kc school em tough and fair priced.
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Thanks for the note on kc schoollem rigs. Found the recommended 7-HD-5CL on EBay. Will definitely give it a try.
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I like the smaller "Flashmob" rigs with willow leaf blades.
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For casting, I use the mini-flash mob rigs, too, with three inch chartreuse storm swim shad.

They work great, and no complaints about the performance, but by the time you're done loading it, it's a $20 rig.  The arms tend to break off after a few trips as well.  I probably go through 10-15 or so per year.

I'd like to find a cheaper option that's more robust and works just as well.
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If you like making your own "A" rigs.....Barlow's on 75 in Plano has all of the material you need.  They have 3 basic styles of 4 and 5 wire rigs.  Finished product is way under $10.00 but I have not calculated exact cost per each.

The heads come with 4 or 5 wires in a lead head and all you have to do is to add the beads, the clevis and spinner blade and the brass stop to keep spinner from moving down and the swivel at the end of each wire.

Finial step is to twist the loop with the swivel at the end and this can be completed with pliers.

They also sell the jig heads to go with any size of plastic bait you want to use.

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Thanks all for the suggestions and advice.  I run into Barlow's when i'm down that way.
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I buy all my supplies at Barlow's.

I was selling them but it is a lot of hand work.  I'm only making $3/hour now.  [smile]

I can't compete with the other guys.  Some are having them shipped in from China and I ain't doing that.

Others I know are losing money on A rigs in order to make it up on other product that an A rig customer is ordering.  I ain't doing that either.  [smile]

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Thanks Axe.  Hope you have a speedy recovery!!

I spoke with the younger fella at the counter and he was showing me how to make them.  Looks like one can make them for less than $5 each.  Hardest part is making the loop on each wire from what I'm told.

I did break down and bought one of the Yumbrellas for $21. yikes!
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Just a little tip Texas Angler, if your going to use A rigs you better get a A rig puller recovery device. It can get expensive if you don't.
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can you list a recovery device?

also 50-65 braid helps

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can you list a recovery device?

also 50-65 braid helps

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I picked mine up at academy. Large cylinder shape chunk of lead with a big trible hook attached to it. I’ll try to post a picture of it
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Here you go

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thank you
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