I used #50 PP 4 strand
What’s the consensus on the powers and actions of an A-rig rod? I used a H Fast Berkley LR that was actually an XH Moderate, if not XXH Moderate, that did not cast anything well but cast an A-rig very well it did. I’m talking casting distance that was bar none amazing. It took like 2oz just to begin to show signs of light tip load on that rod. 5/8oz frogs were uncastable on it. 2oz was hardly pitchable. It convinced me that very heavy powers and moderate actions where ideal for the A-rig in terms of casting distance and accuracy.
EDIT: for those who have fished the A-rid deep, how was you countdown ability? Were you able to maintain a set depth under a normal retrive once counted down? I had to remove 2 baits and replace them with spinner blades to generate a bit of lift to have a true countdown bait ability. Without this mod the baits had a tendency to run much deeper than what I wanted.
A bit of advice: stay away from lead-head A-rigs. The rig requires a mass bias towards the bait portion of the rig to cast effectively. Any weighted head will cause the rig to tumble in the air, loosing casting distance (dissipating casting energy) as well as tangling the line.