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9-10 foot Flippin' rods

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2 hours ago, FryDog62 said:

Thanks Rich, any idea on how much those rods weigh?  I think that and balance will be the biggest issues in these longer rods...

 

Haven't seen any weight info.  I would imagine they'd hover around the 6 - 7 oz range.

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if i were a pro id use one, but im not so i really dont have a need for it. i think my 7'11 does just fine

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biggest I use is 8 foot.built it using an MHX blank.no need to go any longer.also have 3- 7'6"  and a 7'3" ......I do a lot of flipping, pitching,punching. hey it's Florida what else are ya gonna do? but anything bigger is gonna be to cumbersome/heavy if your gonna be doing it all day long. 8 is my max length. 

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For years I used a 7' because it felt right in my hands and had no complaints. 

Eventually I got a 7'6", and honestly I can't say with certainty that my catch rate increased because of it. 

 

When I need to flip the extra 6" come's in handy sometimes. 

When pitching it doesn't matter.

 

 

 

Mike 

 

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On 8/4/2017 at 11:28 AM, WRB said:

A true Flippin presentation the line is pulled away from the rod between the reel and 1st guide to shorten the line length, the lure flipped underhand while the line is released, the rod is simply an extension to get the lure close to the target. A good flipper can drop a lure into a tea cup. The rod tip is lowered to allow the lure to fall to the bottom. When a bass strikes the rod now comes into use by lifting the fish straight up out of the water and into the boat. Lifting 5 lb to 10 lb bass out of the water is all about power and leverage lifting. Why would you want a long light weight flippin rod?

Tom

 

 

I agree that I wouldn't want want a noodle rod for this ... but I also don't want something as heavy as the Skeet Reese pole.  I would use that for about 10 minutes and be done. Something stiff enough but a reasonable weight would be preferable.  But not at $400 I think I'd wait for other options than the Legend.  Maybe there'll be a Mojo version in a couple years ... or the long rod fad will be over by then anyway...

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The new Abu Veritas line will have a 9'0 Heavy, mod-fast casting model for $119.99.  Not much of a fan myself, but a lot of people seem to like them.  TW says they're do to arrive at the end of Sept. 

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59 minutes ago, RichF said:

The new Abu Veritas line will have a 9'0 Heavy, mod-fast casting model for $119.99.  Not much of a fan myself, but a lot of people seem to like them.  TW says they're do to arrive at the end of Sept. 

I'd say a maybe on the Veritas.  I see it's only rated to 1.5 ounces, but then again that was always the knock on the Veritas is that they are quite stiff and it might be closer to 2-3 ounces in reality.  Will take a look, thx for the heads up!  Probably will be other options out there too --

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On 8/3/2017 at 11:37 PM, Big-Bass said:

Wait a minute...is it the length of the rod or the action?  :P  Just kidding...but I have contemplated a steelhead rod for spinning techniques and river fishing for both bass and trout.

It won't work. Don't try it Forget he even mentioned it. :)

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Nothing wrong with a ten ft rod. Too many desk jockeys here. I see many places where I could use a 10 or longer rod to catch fish otherwise unobtainable.  Tall reeds up and over quietly. Deep inside green trees overhanging the water. Not to mention special purpose shore fishing for long cast. Or great lakes spinnerbait. Or ledge cranking. Or float n fly smallmouth. Approximately ten ft longer cast for each additional ft of rod.  Example 75 yd cast for 8 ft rod would be 85 yd cast 9 ft would add additional. 3-4 ft depth.

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Personally instead of flippin, I'd just pitch to those places with a shorter one. You can still get into the water virtually without a sound and you can use a shorter rod that won't kill your arm. Maybe that wouldn't work for you but I don't see using one of the new super long rods. 

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Too many desk jockeys here

Don't think I am a desk jockey. honestly don't even own a desk.

I do own an 8ft. fish eagle flipping rod that hangs neatly in my garage. longer rods wear me out.

i use a 7ft. medium heavy fast action rod for flipping. if I need to reach out farther, then I pitch.

 

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 A-Rod is a tool I'm sure that I could use a 9-foot + even a 14 or 15 foot flipping stick on occasion you're fooling yourself if you think there are places where you could not use it. I fish for fun and I fish from the shore there are always places I can't reach and oh boy I throw a Carolina rig a lot man could I AT&T a 1 oz Sinker or ounce and a half into the stratosphere here in Florida round reads where the bass spawn that are very big around and to reach the center and get up over the top of the Reeds and not explode into the middle of it you need a longer rod. I thought many times to use a surf rod.

 also , there are areas of my lake where even a 7ft 6 rod is tool long i hit overhanging branches so i use a 6ft 6 jig rod.  absolutely will have a skeet reese 9 ft rod, and it will pull double duty as a carolina rig rod maybe even a couple other jobs like small swimbaits. When you're stuck on shore reaching the fishes 90% of the battle

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I can see what you are thinking and I flip a lot of milfoil and other grass But i have a 744 champion that can do most of it and a 7,6 heavy cashion that does the rest but I think that fliiping isnt a struggle to get the fish out if you set the hook hard enough and if you just winch em in. I personally never see myself using that big of a rod becuase The tournemnts I fish their is no nets so I would have the rod so far behind me to be able to lip or belly grab the fish.

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