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Hey guys I am planning on flipping soft plastics on a Team Lew's HM85 7'3" XH F and a BB1 Pro 7.1:1 Left Hand model with a 1 1/2oz Eco Pro Tungsten Flipping weight and I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations on what hooks to use and on what soft plastics (preferably craws). Thanks!  

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Rage Tail Lobster on a 3/8 oz Moaner Weighted Hook (Rage Rigged)

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Huh? You would use a weighted hook with a 1.5oz flipping weight?

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Rage Tail Lobster on a 3/8 oz Moaner Weighted Hook (Rage Rigged)

 

That is exactly what I was thinking, Tartan34.  RW, could you elaborate on how flipping with a 1 1/2oz weight and a 3/8oz weighted swimbait hook would benefit the OP.  Also, can you explain your experience flipping with a weighted swimbait hook?  I've never seen nor heard of that....maybe he is on to some secret that we don't know about!

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I'm going to be using some of the Owner ZO wire flipping hooks this year.  The other option I like is a straight shank flipping hook

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I use a Trokar 4/0 or 5/0 flipping hook snelled with a missle baits d bomb, zoom ultra speed craw, or havoc pit boss

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RI Sweet Beaver with a 5/0 Owners screw lock.

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OP, one thing to keep in mind is that when you have a bunch of anglers flipping, try switching baits.  you can still punch with a 1 1/2oz weight and use a finesse style soft plastic.  Make sure to include some french fry style baits or a 4" senko.  Grande Baits makes a lure called the RattleSnake and it is a KILLER bait to flip and pitch around shallow cover.  Thing also works great on a c-rig.

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Personal pick would be 1/4 or 3/8 oz weight with a 5/0 trokar tk 130( straight shank) hook. Put a missile baits d bomb on it and that will be one skillet setup. Or if you are punching the same set up but with a 3/4 to 1.5 oz weight. Also the missile baits missile craw is deadly when needing a little smaller presentation.

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Rage Tail Lobster on the back end of an Oldham's Eye Max Jig!

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I like the Trokar anything from 3/0-5/0 straight shank. Baits vary from a beaver to a Smallie beaver,ultra vibe speed craw or one of the big bites baits that looks like a bluegill. All we used to flip was 6inch lizards and if it gets tough that's what I go back to

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3 or 4/0 straight shank. I was using havov subwoofers and rage tail products last year.i did well on those

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I'd go with a Trokar either a the TK130 (straight shank flippin') or a TK120 (Magworm). Either will work, it just depends on if you want a straight shank or a EWG hook. Either way, both of those hooks are super super sticky and will help you catch a few that you wouldn't normally. As far as a bait, I'd recommend a Big Bite Baits Fighting Frog. It's a very versatile creature bait with a unique profile and action that I don't think bass see TONS of. Otherwise, the D Bomb or Craw Fatty are decent other choices as well as many many more out there.

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That is exactly what I was thinking, Tartan34.  RW, could you elaborate on how flipping with a 1 1/2oz weight and a 3/8oz weighted swimbait hook would benefit the OP.  Also, can you explain your experience flipping with a weighted swimbait hook?  I've never seen nor heard of that....maybe he is on to some secret that we don't know about!

 

 

Flipping a creature bait with a weighted swimbait hook to get a flat profile on the drop with flapping claws and a drag instead of hop on the bottom instead of a nose drop with a bullet weight doesn't work.  Yeah, it's terrible.  Don't try it.  And don't tell anyone because it's a terrible idea......

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And to add to RW's input, a 5/16 swimbait 4/0 on a Rodent or a rage craw.......

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McAlpine....so you are telling me that the 1 1/2oz flipping weight gets it through the junk, and then it flattens out on the fall because of the weighted swimbait hook?  That isn't clicking in my mind.  I feel that the 1 1/2oz weight would overpower the weighted swimbait hook and cause the bait to continue to drop nose down.  Im confused how the weighted swimbait hook benefits the OP with such a heavy weight pegged above it.  

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McAlpine....so you are telling me that the 1 1/2oz flipping weight gets it through the junk, and then it flattens out on the fall because of the weighted swimbait hook? That isn't clicking in my mind. I feel that the 1 1/2oz weight would overpower the weighted swimbait hook and cause the bait to continue to drop nose down. Im confused how the weighted swimbait hook benefits the OP with such a heavy weight pegged above it.

no. hes aying use a swim bait hook instead of a bullet weight. The soft plastic flutters down horizontally rather than plunges nose first

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Ok so RW and McAlpine are not answering OP's question, just giving their take on flipping plastics.  I got it now.  I'd be interested to see how a wide gap hook with a chunk of lead on the belly of it, would get through heavy cover.  Interesting.  

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Back to the OP - Soft Plastics I plan to flip this year :

* Havoc Craw Fatty

* Havoc Pit Boss

* Zoom Ultra Vibe Speed Worm

* Big Bite 'Yo Mamma

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straight shank hook 3/0-5/0 - tungsten wt. to fit your situation and the zoom super hog is a very reliable bait - if needed, peg the weight.

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