Taking the bass fishing world by storm, the castable umbrella-rig has been responsible for several high profile tournament wins. A deadly way to target suspended Fall bass feeding on shad, the Sworming Hornet Swarm Castable Umbrella Rig has what it takes to take down up to five bass at once, and it can even be cast on a stouter, standard rod. Featuring a realistic painted head and five, durable wires with swivels extending behind it, you can affix your choice of swimbaits, grubs, spinnerbaits, jigs, etc. and create your own school or "swarm" of baitfish. Don't get stung by the competition, get your Sworming Hornet Swarm Castable Umbrella Rig today.
Professional bass angler, Paul Elias used an Umbrella rig to run away with the win at the October 2011 Lake Guntersville FLW Tour Open. The entire top 5 actually used Umbrella rig as well. Dan Morehead also used the Umbrella rig to win at the Kentucky Lake Everstart Championship, as did Scott Brummett at the Walmart BFL Wheeler Lake Regional.
**Don't forget to check your State's fish and game rules and regulations, a fully rigged umbrella rig is illegal in some States.
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Comments: i have 3 of them and they are fine the only problems are the swivels break easily and it always twists around
Comments: Illegal in Minnesota, Tennessee, Iowa and maybe others (check our regs).
From: Rollie: Knoxville, TN
Comments: I have 2 of these. They work great caught 20 saltwater stripper on them. They hold up just as well as the real alabama rigs.
From: Stephen: Belmont, MS
Comments: I just received The Swarm from TW. I bought this one because I wanted one of the smaller ones. It is 6" and weighs 3/8 ounces. (I don't know if "size matters" in this case, but it is short).
The quality seems OK, but I don't know what the other brands are like. Most are longer I think, but to keep the weight down, the rig has to be slight I guess, which this one is. The Picasso School E and the Rago Bait Ball are each 8" long.
It has to be manageable using a heavy, freshwater spinning or low profile, baitcasting combo. You have to be able to reasonably cast it, along with up to 7/8 ounces of fish head spins or other jig heads, with plastics attached. The School E weighs 1/2 oz. and the Rago weighs 3/4 oz. Others might weigh close to the 3/8 ounces.
The previous reviewer complained that The Swarm has defects. He indicated that the loops at the end of the rods are not closed and that the cheap barrel swivel could fall off. I don't think it's advisable to permanently affix the snap anyway. If the swivel breaks or gets too loose, it has to be replaceable. (I'm more worried about losing the whole darn rig, spins and five baits.) I plan on switching to different snap swivels anyway
I plan on keeping it unless I read some poor reviews on it, or better reviews on others, in a week or so.
From: Ed: Astoria, NY & Tennanah Lake Roscoe, NY
Comments: This rig works but it has problems. One problem is the absence of a twist at the end of the wires where the clip goes. The wire is just rounded and not twisted. You will eventually lose fish and jigheads due to this because the barrel swivel can slide out of the loop. The other problem is the cheap split rings/barrel swivels. They are lightweight and they break, frequently. These problems would be understandable if this rig was $10. It isn't though, it's one of the more expensive models and these cut corners are inexcusable. This rig CANNOT hold up to quality bass and the inevitable striper catches.
From: Michael: Nashville, TN