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Who uses them? I am considering buying one and using it this spring. Any recommendations?

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Tom

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Save some money and buy a knockoff. Many of them are built a lot better than the original. I would recommend the one I've been using for the past few weeks. It's made by a company owned by JJ of JJ's Magic. The call it the Ol' Nelle Umbrella. It's has held up to some serious abuse and has saved the day a few times.

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After the way the owners of the original have acted towards kids on u-tube, I would not buy the original. Any of the knock offs or get your self some piano wire and make your own.

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YouTube Fish n Fool knot, the only braid knot you'll ever need

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Or you could just use a Palomar like most people do when using braid.

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Don't use a knot on the rig at all. Tie a 100# coastlock snapswivel to your line with your favorite knot and attach the rig to the snapswivel.

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The important features of the umbrella rigs are the durability of the components; the wire should be stainless with high memory, the head should be light weight and strong, the swivel clip should be high quality like Berkley cross-lok or equal.

The last I looked nearly every major lure maker offers the umbrella/A-rigs. Yum and Luck E Strike for example make a moderate priced umbrella rig in the $15 range.

Remember the umbrella is like casting a rake and will snag everything, so use heavy tackle and superbraid or will loose the rig quickly.

Tom

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After the way the owners of the original have acted towards kids on u-tube, I would not buy the original. Any of the knock offs or get your self some piano wire and make your own.

No kidding. Compelety classless. I wouldn't contribute a dirty sock to those owners.

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There are some very good reason to buy other brands. I just picked up a couple with the resin head from Picasso. It's light, works PERFECT with 1/8 oz. ballheads and 3-4" Keitech Swing Impacts. And it already has a swivel for a line tie to boot! The whole thing is less than 2 oz. FINESSE UMBRELLA! LOL.

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There are some very good reason to buy other brands. I just picked up a couple with the resin head from Picasso. It's light, works PERFECT with 1/8 oz. ballheads and 3-4" Keitech Swing Impacts. And it already has a swivel for a line tie to boot! The whole thing is less than 2 oz. FINESSE UMBRELLA! LOL.

Those are the same rigs I bought. And today Noel and I just made some 1/4 and 1/8 oz ball heads for use with them LOL.

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You'll like them. Got use mine in the casting pool at the dome this weekend. Preliminary advice: pour more 1/8 oz. ball heads.

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