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Best Value 7'6" Heavy Action Flipping Rod ?

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Based on your experience and research - what would you consider to be the best value (under $150) 7'6" heavy action flipping rod to use for punching beaver style of craw baits through generally heavy mat using up to 1.5oz tungsten weight and 65lb. braid for bass ? ...Feel free to mention your favorite heavy flipping reel and gear ratio as well ...Thanks in advance !!

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I will modify to say :

 

* I assume 7'6" is a comman flipping stick length  - perhaps some favor longer models up to 7'10" or so ...

* I assume 1.5oz. tungsten weight is fairly common for heavy mat - however 2ozs. may be required in some situations .

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The shimano Crucial (CRCX77MHA) is $169.00 but the is designed  for what you are looking for. It is a little longer at 7'7" but close to where you want to be. There is the link. Check it out. I would also get a high speed (7.0:1) reel to bring the bait in quicker.

http://www.basspro.com/Shimano-Crucial-Casting-Rod-CRCX77MHA/product/1110040501174/

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the abu veritas 7'9" heavy or the 7'11" heavy are great sticks for 80.00 plenty of power, light, pretty sensitive. For a reel I would suggest either the Lews super duty, a citica E, curado E, or really any other aluminum frame and gear sideplate reel out there should work. I like  a faster retrieve for most of my bottom contact, but punching it sometimes is good to have power, so maybe the 6:1 ratio is a good one for this, and an upgraded power type handle might not be a bad option either...

 

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You can find a Powell Endurance 775 FLIP for $150 new if you shop around.  You will not beat this rod in this price range...period.  I own atleast one of 90% of the big name rod brands and the Powell is top notch.

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I'm a dobyns guy but even I would recommend the veritas 7''11 at $90 bucks. Invest in a heavier reel to balance it out. The 7'9H veritas is meant for Arigs and as such actually think it might be over powered for what you want.

I may catch hell for it but the skeet reese 8ft flippin stick would also work for you

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I may catch hell for it but the skeet reese 8ft flippin stick would also work for you

 

Grounds for "Warning Points" on that one!

 

Veritas 7'11" with a BPS PQ 7.1: and 60lb Sunline Fx2.  You can get all that right now for $150 total and it'll serve you very well for years.

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I appreciate all of the replies - I actually believe going a little longer than 7'6" may be advantageous for flipping mats  ... I just happen to have bought a BPS PQ 7:1 reel on sale for $79 recently - now for the right flipping rod !

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Powell endurnace 775 for 150. Its 200 dollar rod that is a steal at that price.

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I just ordered a 775 yesterday. They've been out of stock at Powell for awhile now and places that sell them. If that gives you an idea of how popular of a rod it is.

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I have a Phenix Recon 766H that I got during one of the sales. At the sale price, it's below your budget and a pretty decent rod. I have a Tatula 100H on mine and it gets the job done.

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I have a Phenix Recon 766H that I got during one of the sales. At the sale price, it's below your budget and a pretty decent rod. I have a Tatula 100H on mine and it gets the job done.

I've got that rod (and a 714 and 715). Awesome rods and if you can get it for$~150 DO IT!!!!

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Dobyns Savvy 766 is a beast. It's well balanced and not tip heavy and would match with your PQ very well. Ron at Valley Sports is a Dobyns dealer and can get you into the rod and hit your budget I would bet.

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I am looking for a 7'6 as well but I have an 8 ft Daiwa that id a beast and pitching a flipping

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I just ordered a 775 yesterday. They've been out of stock at Powell for awhile now and places that sell them. If that gives you an idea of how popular of a rod it is.

You are gonna love that rod. It loads pretty good with a half ounce jig or Texas rig.. it makes pitching pretty easy. Good back bone too. I punch with it sometimes too. I use it a lot for deep jig fishing and it works pretty good for big ol spoons and traps

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At 79.95 the Daiwa T-rod 7'6" heavy telescopic is a great rod. and looks pretty cool also. It's a perfect "starter" flippin rod. I happened on it by accident as I needed a rod to throw A-rigs and had about 2 hours to find something. Local shop had it and I gave it a try and was pleasantly surprised

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You are gonna love that rod. It loads pretty good with a half ounce jig or Texas rig.. it makes pitching pretty easy. Good back bone too. I punch with it sometimes too. I use it a lot for deep jig fishing and it works pretty good for big ol spoons and traps

Yeah I'm pretty excited to get it. I have to wait until the place I'm buying it gets their order from Powell first. I've spoke with Keith 'owner of Powell' twice now and he's got me talked into it. Plus other stuff I've read about it online. I believe you mentioned it to me also.

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Grounds for "Warning Points" on that one!

 

Veritas 7'11" with a BPS PQ 7.1: and 60lb Sunline Fx2.  You can get all that right now for $150 total and it'll serve you very well for years.

I looked at this rod the other day at basspro. I was surprised how light it was for a 7'11" rod.

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shimano crucial is a killer rod!

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To try and narrow choices down further - what is your preferance between a heavy action 7'6" flipping rod and a 7'11" flipping rod ? ... Any advantage for going longer OR is 7'11" too limited ?

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I like the Powell diesel 7'6 medium heavy. I like my rod to have a little bit of give with braid so I don't rip the hook out.

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