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I hope so because I use them :)

Also local versions known as the hillbilly rig ;)
 

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Oh yeah I've seen people use those all the time, I'm almost certain they are legal. You can make your own for cheap with some 30 pound mono, 2/0 or 3/0 gold hooks and colorful straws.
 

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I was curious what the hillbilly rig is, so I searched. Got all kinds of crazy stuff. Added "fishing" to narrow it down. I like this one:
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and a bunch of Alabama rigs. It seems Google has decided that Alabama and hillbilly are synonyms. Being originally from AL, I am not sure whether to be insulted or proud...

Anyway, what is the hillbilly rig?
 

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Well, sounds like there is no problem with the rig. I just wanted to make sure b/c I do know some states limit the number of hooks. I was able to find this unofficial site that summarizes the rules for what they call the umbrella or Alabama rig. A few states limit the number of hooks to 2 or 3. You can have teaser baits on the other leaders, just no hooks. http://www.fish307.com/umbrellaoralabamarig-isitlegalinyourstate.aspx

Thanks, for the replies.
 

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By the way, I know this isn't the same rig as the the original one that I posted (Mackeral Tree Rig/Hillbilly rig) but I would think the same hook limit would apply. But then again...maybe not.
 

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I was curious what the hillbilly rig is, so I searched. Got all kinds of crazy stuff. Added "fishing" to narrow it down.

Anyway, what is the hillbilly rig?
Similar to the clarkspoon rig but made by one of our members (Brent Griffin) and sold in shops around here, i can attest they work great.
 

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Use to make this rig using cut pieces from a McDonald's straw. Perfectly legal and effective.
 

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It is legal to use in the state of NC. Lots of people use them and other types similar.
 

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OptiMystic: I was born & raised in Bama as well (Covington Co -> Opp). Google is not far off, historically speaking. Suppose it can be an insult or compliment, depending on context ;):

"the term [hillbilly] first appeared in print in a 1900 New York Journal article, with the definition: "a Hill-Billie is a free and untrammeled white citizen of Alabama, who lives in the hills, has no means to speak of, dresses as he can, talks as he pleases, drinks whiskey when he gets it, and fires off his revolver as the fancy takes him."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillbilly


Roll Tide -- or War Eagle (I've lived out of state so long I'm happy to greet either one!)

// joel

It seems Google has decided that Alabama and hillbilly are synonyms. Being originally from AL, I am not sure whether to be insulted or proud...
 

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I was born in Birmingham and both sets of grandparents lived there so I spent a lot of time there, but we actually lived in the cultural conclave of Cullman at the time, then Auburn for a little while, then GA for most of my child hood (but with frequent trips back). Both parents went to Auburn and dad used to have to make sure Bear wasn't under my bed so I could go to sleep so it is still hard for me to root for Bama, but I do when Auburn is out of the running. About 75% of ancestors, aunts uncles and cousins lived in AL or the FL panhandle, many still do and about half the ones that don't are in GA.
 
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