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what would be a good basic flippin set up , haven't gotten use to bait casters

so were going with a spinning reels.   rods, reels, line ,flippin sinker and hooks/bait.

up in new England....ct.     thanks all.

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I'm positive there are some who flip quite well with spinning gear.  I'm not one of them.  One of the main reasons I went headfirst into baitcasting years ago was for close combat.  Being able to thumb the baitcast spool to control distance (and lock the spool immediately, as necessary) was a game changer over having so little control over line coming off the spool and then trying to flip the bail while intently watching my line.  The rod will largely depend on the weights, lures and hooks that you choose.  1/4 oz weight and light wire hooks and you can probably get away with a lot less rod than I might normally use. 

    What sort of cover will you normally flip?  From what distance?  Boat?  Bank?  Kayak?  Jigs, texas rigs, flukes, senkos....?  Lots of variables...and lots of possible answers for every set of variables.

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Don't flip with spinning gear but do pitch...youtube has some decent videos for free about pitching with spinning...

 

good fishing...

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If you're planning to flip heavy cover the problem is finding a spinning rod that will handle it. There's some out there but not much variety. 

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A good "pitching" ( I presume that's what you are actually asking about) setup would be a baitcaster.  I know that's not the answer you are asking for, but it is the answer you need.

 

 

Seriously, just learn to use a baitcaster.  Not trying to be dismissive, but it would serve you much better for what you are looking to accomplish.

 

It would be like if you asked me for the best hammer for driving screws into wood.

 

 

 

 

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You can flip with a spinning rod. Suggested setup:

 

1. Medium heavy 7-foot spinning rod that can handle 8 pound test.

2. A Shimano 2000 or 2500 reel or any other spinning reel of your choice that will  hold 8 pound test. The reels are the same size but the 2500 has a larger spool. Make sure the reel can handle 8 pound test line.

3. Tie line to spool and then turn it one turn. Then place electrical or duct tape over line on spool or take some mono of the 8 pound test variety and spool your spinning reel with the mono first, filling the reel about 15 to 20 turns. Tie your braid or fluorocarbon line to the backup line. Stops the line from spinning on the spinning reel.

4. Use 8 pound test fluorocarbon or braid line.

5. Spool line onto reel leaving about an eight or a little more from the top of the spool. If you get the line too close to the top of the spool you are asking for trouble.

6. Put reel on rod and run the line from the spinning reel through the line guides on your rod. Leave enough line, about three arm lengths pulled out, to tie your hooks.

7. Go with "weedless hooks" in the size of 1/0 and 2/0.

8. Tie "weedless hooks" or a 1/8 to 1/4 jig head to your line using a Palomar or other knot you are confident using. After tying the knot put a drop of quick drying glue over the knot. You can use a leader but it is not necessary.

9. Add your Zoom trick worm in either Junebug, Watermelon or Green Pumpkin or the colors of your choice rigged Texas style. You can also rig your plastics wacky or use a creature bait. Anything goes.

10. No weight is needed but if you do want to use a weight go with the lightest tungsten weight you can find, like a 1/16.

11. Tighten your drag and get your needle nose pliers ready.

 

You now have your setup ready to rock and roll.

 

8 pound test is the highest suggested line test suggested but you can go higher if you wish. Some pros go down to 6 pound test but I find that it twists a lot. Some pros are using braid tied directly to the hook or jig head.

 

Remember to throw your bail with your hand plus the fact that you will have some problems with line twist sooner or later. You may want to take a second spinning reel with you to switch out if your first reel gets messed up and tangled.

 

Good luck and let us know how you do.

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8 ft saltwater rod with OHero 3000 reel. 20lb power pro...catchin’em

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I'm pretty d**n good with a spinner. Distance, accuracy and line control. Pretty d**n good.

 

Then I got my first Bait caster this season.... What an unbelievable difference. I still love my spinners but man, Casters are a whole nutha level...

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Another problem with spinning gear and flipping is power. Your just not going to have the same level of fish winching power to get them out of super heavy cover unless you step up to really stout salt water oriented spinning gear, and then you will sacrifice weight and comfort by swinging those heavy big rods/reels all day. Heavy freshwater casting gear is so much more lighter, efficient, and easier to fish comfortably that it's really worth the effort to learn your way around baitcasting equipment.

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built a spinning rod for pitching/flippin for my buddy. he can't throw a baitcaster to save his life.used an MHX 7-6 flippin stick blank and just used a good reel seat and good guides and onePenn 330ssg series reel with 30 lb. power pro and he was good to go.he has tried using a bigger reel,penn 430ssg but it seemed a little to big for his liking.

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I can pitch and skip into just about anything with my spinners and don't have any issues using a Daiwa Luvias 2500 on a MH power INSHORE spinning rod. I would look more at the inshore salt water rods for this purpose. 

 

You do not need a casting rod to pull  bass out of cover (it might be more comfortable to pitch all day on a casting rod for most people though). If I can pull redfish and snook out of mangroves on a spinning rod than I sure as heck can move a bass.

 

Or as Crypt said you can have a custom done up on a blank suited very well to the purpose at hand.

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