Kathy Fennel, President of Operations for FLW, just released their open letter about Alabama Rigs and other umbrella rigs for use in their bass fishing tournaments. Basically the letter further elaborates on their stance of allowing the rigs in their tournaments until the effects of using the rigs can be studied and understood by each state’s wildlife officials. They are taking a wait and see approach and avoiding any knee jerk reactions or persuasion by pros over reacting to the effects of the new rigs.
We especially liked one section of the letter that dealt with complaints from people that the Alabama Rig will be the end of bass fishing or that it makes a novice angler as good as pro angler now. Which in our experience couldn’t be further from the truth.
Here is one excerpt from Fennel’s open letter that we appreciated: