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Any issue with it in light to medium cover?

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If your pitching in real light cover you could get away with it I suppose if you have a high speed reel so you can horse her away from the cover before she breaks your heart and heads back into the junk.

Just depends on what type of cover you're talking about really.

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I use it on my medium power rods for light/medium cover all of the time. Heavier power and cover get 15 or greater. As camo said you have turn her head immediately or she will break your heart.

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I'm not talking about  weed mats and pads I have 50# braid and a 7:1  on a heavy for this. I'm gonna use a MH/F with a 6:1. Thinking more like lay downs, stumps, rocky areas, and grassy areas.

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I'm going to say whatever your tackle choice is (including your line), as long you feel confident that it will give you whatever chance you believe to be acceptable in landing the largest bass you expect / hope to land, you're good to go.

 

 It may all boil down to size of the bass you're fishing for. 

 

btw,  I call Flipping or Pitching in "light Cover" with 12 pound line . . . . . . . Casting.

 

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You certainly could but i prefer to never go that low around wood or any cover for that matter. light to medium cover is a relative term anyway. 

 

 

 

btw,  I call Flipping or Pitching in "light Cover" with 12 pound line . . . . . . . Casting.

 

 

:drinking-62:

so true. if i'm "pitching or flipping light cover", there's at most 1 stick poking up in the water.

 

If i'm pitching of flipping, I always do so /w 18-20# fluoro. 

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I use as low as 10 on one of our lakes. The big fish there are super line shy for some reason. You can catch tons of dinks on normal gear, but the big girls require you to go to light fluorocarbon. Unfortunate thing is that it's nothing but rocks and docks and now it has zebra mussels, as if getting a 5+ pound fish out from under a dock with post going to the bottom isn't hard enough. 

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Only if the cover is really light. I would say 14 pound test minimum. I use 17 most of the time.

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I bought 12# flouro for something else. When I got home I realized I didn't need it for that something else, and decided too make a dedicated flip and pitch set up for "light and medium cover". Well I guess I'll have to go to Dicks tonight and make an exchange. It's actually Suffix Invisiline Flouro, and how is that in a 17#?

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12 would be fine for what you're doing with it.

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I'm going to say whatever your tackle choice is (including your line), as long you feel confident that it will give you whatever chance you believe to be acceptable in landing the largest bass you expect / hope to land, you're good to go.

It may all boil down to size of the bass you're fishing for.

btw, I call Flipping or Pitching in "light Cover" with 12 pound line . . . . . . . Casting.

A-Jay

Yeah, I hear what your seeing. Up here the State record is 10 1/4. Pretty much everything will be under 10 lbs 99% of the time NLMB wise.

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I had a few trips this summer when the ticket was throwing 5" paddle tail worms on a 1/4 oz slider head.

Throwing that bait on 10 lb Abrazx generated many more bites than the same bait on 14 or 15 lb fluorocarbon.  I think it had to do with drop speed more than anything else.   All I know, and I experimented quite a bit during those trips was that if I went heavier than 1/4 oz jig head, I didn't get bit nearly as often.   A 3/8 oz head on the 10 lb line either dropped too fast or overpowered the rod I was throwing, jury is still out on that issue.

 

So, bottom line is yeah, you can pitch using 12 lb line.  I don't know if I would flip with it.  I don't flip very much, mainly because I'm more comfortable backing off and pitching to targets.  Big fish got interesting.

I caught a few fish in the 5 lb range and had to cut back 10 to 12 feet of line after I landed the fish due to line nicks and skuffs.  

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Tackle choices are dictated by bait size, cover, and to various extent, some other factors, like depth, clarity, gear preference. 

 

Casting technique is dictated by where and how you want to place your bait.

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Tackle choices are dictated by bait size, cover, and to various extent, some other factors, like depth, clarity, gear preference.

Casting technique is dictated by where and how you want to place your bait.

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I joke.

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