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Settle a bet please...my buddy said a FLIPPING hook is only a VERTICAL type hook that it cannot be used for (example) dragging a worm etc...that you have to fish it straight up and down...

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A lot of guys prefer to use straight shanks for every type of Texas rig. I use them for pitching/punching but it's only because I like a longer hooks when I am dragging a big worm or creature. If I could find a long straight shank is definitely be up for using Them for dragging worms

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"Flipping" hooks are marketed by having a bait keeper built into them which helps to keep the plastic attached when flipping or pitching into heavy cover or punching. 

I'm sure that's his point. 

 

But it it doesn't matter

 

Your buddy lost. 

 

 

 

Mike

 

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Straight sproat hooks were the first t-rig hooks. Hooks are made and marketed for specific purposes, but work in all sorts of situations. Circle hooks which are now a sportsman hook, were originally a commercial hook. I think dedicated flipping hooks aren't the best choice for t-rigging, but will work with the right plastic and stout tackle. -1 for the buddy.

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Straight shank round bend is all I use for plastics up to the diameter of a Senkos.

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Like everyone else is saying you can definitely drag them and use them for a variety of different techniques or in your case with your buddy in different parts of the water column 

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"Flipping Hook" is a generic term and there are many different hooks you can use for flipping.  "Normally" a true flipping hook will be a thicker gauge steel and "may" have an additional baitholder.  As for your question, you are correct, you can use a flipping hook for any application that the hook style you choose works for (straight shank, EWG, etc).  

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Well then just go outfish him. put a flipping hook on a carolina rig and drag it all around and whoop him.

 

 

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