In recent months, multiple sources had indicated that B.A.S.S. was open to the idea of allowing a one-hook version of an umbrella rig in competition in 2013. However, that notion was quickly put to rest with the release of the 2013 Elite Series rules, which prohibit the use of multi-lure rigs as was the case in 2012.
A B.A.S.S. communication official confirmed to BassFan today that, “the 2013 Elite Series rules are set in stone, and there will be no change from the 2012 rule prohibiting umbrella rigs.”
Word is the umbrella rig was killer at Grand Lake last winter and could’ve played a factor in the upcoming Bassmaster Classic.