The Alabama Rig

Alabama RigIn some ways I didn’t want to write this post. Everything about the Alabama Rig goes against what I love about sport fishing. But somehow, over the pond in the US, they’ve caught Alabama fever.

A little history. The Alabama Rig was made famous by a US Bass Tournament Pro called Paul Elias. He won a recent Walmart FLW Tour event on Lake Guntersville (Alabama) using the rig and since then everyone wants a piece of the winning formula. Maybe not surprising when it netted Elias a cool $100,000 prize fund!

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Daiwa Launches eCommerce & In-Store Pickup in the US

ShopatronOfficial Daiwa Press Release – 24th February 2010 – Daiwa, the maker of quality fishing rods, reels and tackle, has launched eCommerce on daiwa.com. Consumers in the US can now shop online and order directly from the website for freshwater, offshore, inshore, controlled depth and surf & jetty products. These products can then be picked up or shipped from local Continue reading “Daiwa Launches eCommerce & In-Store Pickup in the US”

Italian Lure Manufacturer Molix sets sights on US Market

Although Molix is not a brand all too familiar here in the UK it is one I am familiar with. You can’t help but notice their first-class lures if you pick up a European fishing magazine like ‘Loup & Bar’ in France or ‘PescaMar’ in Spain. The French especially are Sea Bass fanatics and they’ve certainly been bitten by the ‘cooler’ side of sea angling – including the tackle. There’s an obsession for quality lures but they’re not entirely reliant on Japanese brands, with a keen eye for European brands. Molix are one of those brands. I’m not sure why the tiny English channel proves to be such an obstacle in the United Kingdom – I for one look forward to the influx of quality European fishing tackle, especially the lures. Continue reading “Italian Lure Manufacturer Molix sets sights on US Market”