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For me that depends on if I am boat or bank fishing.

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Depends on the type of cover you're fishing.

Heavy cover- 7'6" H or XH, F or XF

Sparse cover- 7'-7'4" MH, F

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ADEIII, go on line to various retail outlets and look for a pitching/flipping rod.

 

Everyone on this site can give you their input which will muddy the water and confuse you.

 

From cheap Wal-Mart rods to the G. Loomis flipping sticks and all in between you have so many choices that no matter what you purchase you will always have buyers remorse.

 

So do your homework; know your height and if a longer rod will be better than a shorter one; know your price point; and read, read and read about what each tackle outlet or manufacturing company says about their rods so you can make a computation of all of the data for a review.

 

Check out what Denny Brauer, the father of pitching and flipping, says about flipping rods and follow Denny's advice as to the mechanics and what profile you will need in a flipping stick.

 

For my two cents, you want a specific rod for flipping and pitching. Period! You may go with a pro's rod line (KVD, Ike, Skeet, Duckett, etc.) or with a leading manufacturer like G. Loomis, Steetz, Shimano, BPS and Cabala's flipping sticks or any rod you like. And may I add that I like to flip and pitch with a spinning rig. Line twist can be a problem but your casts can be right on target when you use spinning gear to flip and pitch.

 

Just one more thing to bring up, and yes, I know you guys who are regulars on the Forum will gag again: IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT YOU ALWAYS READ THE SPECIFIC ROD'S PARAMATERS STAMPED ON THE ROD.  Keep within these line test and bait size parameters for the best results.

 

Good luck and now get ready for all of the input on rods.

 

Don't be surprised if the Mods, when they finally wake up this Sunday morning, move your post to another section that deals with tackle.

 

Happy Father's Day!

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ADEIII, go on line to various retail outlets and look for a pitching/flipping rod.

 

Everyone on this site can give you their input which will muddy the water and confuse you.

 

From cheap Wal-Mart rods to the G. Loomis flipping sticks and all in between you have so many choices that no matter what you purchase you will always have buyers remorse.

 

So do your homework; know your height and if a longer rod will be better than a shorter one; know your price point; and read, read and read about what each tackle outlet or manufacturing company says about their rods so you can make a computation of all of the data for a review.

 

Check out what Denny Brauer, the father of pitching and flipping, says about flipping rods and follow Denny's advice as to the mechanics and what profile you will need in a flipping stick.

 

For my two cents, you want a specific rod for flipping and pitching. Period! You may go with a pro's rod line (KVD, Ike, Skeet, Duckett, etc.) or with a leading manufacturer like G. Loomis, Steetz, Shimano, BPS and Cabala's flipping sticks or any rod you like. And may I add that I like to flip and pitch with a spinning rig. Line twist can be a problem but your casts can be right on target when you use spinning gear to flip and pitch.

 

Just one more thing to bring up, and yes, I know you guys who are regulars on the Forum will gag again: IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT YOU ALWAYS READ THE SPECIFIC ROD'S PARAMATERS STAMPED ON THE ROD.  Keep within these line test and bait size parameters for the best results.

 

Good luck and now get ready for all of the input on rods.

 

Don't be surprised if the Mods, when they finally wake up this Sunday morning, move your post to another section that deals with tackle.

 

Happy Father's Day!

I thought I'd be able to help but after reading this I can't.

I decieded to go back to bed.... ;)

Mike

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To the OP, I don't know what budget you are working with or if you have any particular rod companies in mind, but I have using a Dobyns Champion 734 and I its been great. I have been using it strictly for jigging. 

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I've been using a 7' fish eagle ii, I don't think they make them anymore, but its rated 3/8th to 2 & 1/4oz and has a moderate fast taper its been working great for me pitching matted grass.

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For heavy cover I use a 84" HVY G-LOOMAS GL-2 With 30 lb. P line

For Laydowns, docks, etc. I use a G-LOOMIS GLX MH with 2" chopped off the butt end.

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Depends on your intended lures types and weights, type/how heavy cover, and budget. Given they are feel techniques where sensitivity counts buy the best you can afford, but truly what you can afford. You can be successful with something modest compared to what the hardcore enthusiast crowd may buy.

If you give us some more details we can provide more specific advice.

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Dobyns 735

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ADEIII, go on line to various retail outlets and look for a pitching/flipping rod.

 

Everyone on this site can give you their input which will muddy the water and confuse you.

 

From cheap Wal-Mart rods to the G. Loomis flipping sticks and all in between you have so many choices that no matter what you purchase you will always have buyers remorse.

 

So do your homework; know your height and if a longer rod will be better than a shorter one; know your price point; and read, read and read about what each tackle outlet or manufacturing company says about their rods so you can make a computation of all of the data for a review.

 

Check out what Denny Brauer, the father of pitching and flipping, says about flipping rods and follow Denny's advice as to the mechanics and what profile you will need in a flipping stick.

 

For my two cents, you want a specific rod for flipping and pitching. Period! You may go with a pro's rod line (KVD, Ike, Skeet, Duckett, etc.) or with a leading manufacturer like G. Loomis, Steetz, Shimano, BPS and Cabala's flipping sticks or any rod you like. And may I add that I like to flip and pitch with a spinning rig. Line twist can be a problem but your casts can be right on target when you use spinning gear to flip and pitch.

 

Just one more thing to bring up, and yes, I know you guys who are regulars on the Forum will gag again: IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT YOU ALWAYS READ THE SPECIFIC ROD'S PARAMATERS STAMPED ON THE ROD.  Keep within these line test and bait size parameters for the best results.

 

Good luck and now get ready for all of the input on rods.

 

Don't be surprised if the Mods, when they finally wake up this Sunday morning, move your post to another section that deals with tackle.

 

Happy Father's Day!

 If the opinions you asked for might be confusing, you might want to try Tarot Cards.

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Probly a good all around rod for jigs would be a medium heavy fast, or a moderate fast if you set the hook super super hard. A rod that is rated 1/4-1oz. Around 7 ft. And balanced will be nice too. I think a medium heavy will suffice as long as your not flipping through heavy vegatation. Alot of people I hear say you need a heavy because you need to puncture that thick hook through the fishes mouth. Never had that problem with a medium heavy. Just don't use shark hook jigs...it's just a bass. Haha

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I use a dobyns champion extreme DX705C for this exact technique. The rod is worth the $$$ IMHO. It is a designated pitching stick, but can be used for so much more. The rod can easily handle larger baits and line that is used for this technique. The rods length is a nice happy medium, is long enough for quick hook sets yet short enough for accurate pitching. Its a fast action but loads up nicely to keep the fish pinned. The most important part, its POWERFUL. With heavy line you can turn big fish.

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I really like using my St. Croix LTB 7'1" MH/F for those techniques. 

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Lots of great options, but hard to recommend anything without a budget, weight of lures and type of cover.  Personally I love my megabass xx perfect pitch.

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What is your budget?  If you don't have the cash for a high dollar rod, you may want to consider a 7'3" HF Duckett Ghost.  Really good rod for the money. 

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