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All-Around Pitching/flipping Rod -- Need Help Please....

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Hello everyone, as the weather starts to cool down and I am starting to re-evaluate my arsenal already for next year. I am looking to get a new pitching/flipping rod to pair up with my shimano Chronarch 200E7 with 15-20 lb flouro. I plan on using it for jigs mostly (3/8-1/2 oz) and possibly some t-rigs ing the same range. I fish usualy light to moderate cover, mostly lay downs and light grass. I am not partial to brands and have a budget of $250. So hit me with you best shot on what type of rod to get!! All responses are much appreciate! Thanks in advance!!

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I prefer a shorter rod, around 7'2", with a MH power. My rod of choice is a Rapala R-Type, but there are much nicer rods out there that would work for you.

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For $250, I would see if I couldn't get into a custom stick for your purpose, I believe you could.

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Thanks for the responses, I wasn't sure if there are any specific rods for that technique that you would recommend (brand and model) that performs great and balances well with a Chronarch E on it?

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If you wait for black friday, you can get a DX745 for 256$ from TW or BTD.

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If I had 250 to spend on a jig rod, I would go with one of these three rods...

 

1)---> Falcon cara t7 split 6'10" H/F ( 200.00)

2)---> Daiwa Tatula 7'1" MH/XF (150.00 but can be had closer to 100.00)

3)--->St. Croix Avid 7' M/XF (200.00)

 

If I wanted 90% the performance of these for half the cost (except the tatula) I would go with a falcon bucoo micro 6'10" H/F

 

Mitch

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I've always thought of pitching and flipping being long rod techniques.  My 7'6" Zillion HF was advertised as a "Flipping and Pitching" rod.  A heavy wouldn't me my first choice for those weights.

 

Now if you were just talking about a jig rod, then I would suggest one of the Fenwick Aetos rods.  I hope to get the 7'2" MH-XF model this winter.  Already have the 7' MHF.  These are beautiful rods with plenty of sensitivity.  Just not what I normally think of as a flipping/pitching specific rod.  However, nothing says you have to fish with a 7'6" or longer rod.  When I got my grandson's reel back from cleaning (it was a new reel), I mounted it on the rod I was giving to him with the reel, and did a little pitching practice.  The rod is a 6' MH.  Not exactly considered the ideal rod for that technique.  :teeth:

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If you are looking at dobyns here is my take. For those weights I used a champion 734 down here in fl. I throw trigs, 1/2 spinnerbaits and pitch 3/8 to 1/2 oz plastics mainly with a flipping weight sometimes with a jig. The 734 has a nice fast tip with some flex. I also have a CW 735, use it for frogs. I don't quite like the xfast tip for much else. I don't fish hard bottom or jigs which this rod probably excels at. Pitching and such is as not good for me with this rod. I much prefer the 734 especially for the 3/8 to 1/2. I say this to point out the styles of the two tapers are different. If your really just flipping/pitching the champ series has a 765 mh flipping stick with a fast tip. I will be seeking this out next to replace my 735.

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Dobyns champion 735c or megabass orochii xx79 Aaron martens flipping stick I actually stopped fishing my 735 dobyns in favor of my megabass orochii for jigging at the beginning of the year. Yes I know its a flipping stick rated xxh it still has a soft tip, lots of sensitivity and tons of backbone.

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I like the amistad blank by falcon. I own one in the bucoo series, but I have fished one in the cara series and I feel it is an exceptional pitching rod and a decent flipping rod. It's 7'3 and has a quick taper. I use it for the above techniques and also big worms.

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