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Ban The Umbrella Rig
Petition Background (Preamble):
An umbrella rig is defined as an array of more than three artificial lures or baits (with or without hooks) used by a single rod and reel combination. FLW's rule #12, "Permitted fishing methods" states...Fishing is defined as having A LURE attached to a line and a rod and reel with THE LURE in the water.
The use of this MULTI LURE rig completely compromises the integrity of professional bass fishing and creates many other possible negative issues for the sport down the road.
We understand it is not a lure, but several lures attached to a wire device. Umbrella rigs compromise the sport we love and have no place in tournament competition, especially at the highest level.
We feel that FLW's Rule #12 should never be compromised and must be enforced.
The Ban The Umbrella Rig petition to FLW Outdoors, Bass Anglers Sportsman's Society, and The Professional Angler's Association was written by Anonymous and is in the category Sports at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: bass fishing, fishing tournament, umbrella rig, alabama rig, pro fishing, professional bass fishing, pro tournaments, kevin van dam, mike iaconelli, dave lefebre, flw tour, bass, pad