Ramblings of a Writer: Add Another Word We Can’t Say!

It looks like the guys who own the ****** Rig have finally stepped up and gave everybody a piece of their mind! But can they really claim a name? Striper anglers have been using Umbrella Rigs for the longest time, so does that mean that companies can Trade Mark names like “Red Eye Shad” or “Crankbait”? Personally I find it a little crazy with how everything is being handled. For instance, other guys sell Umbrella rigs for $16.99 while the “Original” sells theirs for $27.99. I would imagine theirs sales have dropped but the beautiful thing about being in a sales industry is that you must adjust prices to what are fair and competitive not monopolize an already existent market.

And it seems like even companies like Bassmaster may even be in trouble by the looks of the following snippet from YouTube. Check it out and let us know what you think.


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  1. I think they talk a really big game. I have been following this stuff from the beging being a writer like you. I even posted a picture on Facebook of a umbrella rig and was contacted by some one T…. …s and told I would be sewed for making and selling them. I had not made it just simply reposted a pick. The whole situation is a joke. I dont understand how they can make a claim to a rig that has been around for a very long time. It is said that it has come to this and lets be honest it has driven the bass fishing world to opposing sides.

  2. It really is a shame that anglers are fighting over such things. I understand that it is a multi-lure tool but if it had not been used to win an event I firmly believe that it would still be allowed in the BASS Elite and Classic.

    To the best of my knowledge Slick Lures Trademarked “The Alabama Rig” I couldn’t find anything on patents let alone “A-Rig” or “Alabama Rig” but “The Alabama Rig” is trademarked.

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