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Difference between Jig & Worm rod vs. Flipping/Pitching rod

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Is there any differences? Are the jig and worm rods better for casting as opposed to making short flips/pitches?

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Flipping rods are usually 7'6" and longer, have more power per the rating and often have a more moderate action. What I mean is a MH pitching rod is usually heavier than a MH worm rod and worm rods are usually fast to x-fast and pitching rods are often mod fast to fast. Like everything else, it depends on the manufacturer.

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You have to cast or pitch worms and jigs so a MH rod with some flexibility in the tip section is favored.  A flipping rod is usually longer, heavy power and usually has a stiffer tip section.

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Another diffrence i noticed when i got my champion 765flip is the first eye is noticibly further down the blank than my other rods. I figured that its to aid in actual flipping, so you canb hold a bit more line in hand. 

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You can flip and pitch both worms and jigs.

Tom

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27 minutes ago, WRB said:

You can flip and pitch both worms and jigs.

Tom

I realize that. It seems like there really isn't any real difference between a JWR and a flipping rod.  Probably just a way to rope people into buying more rods.

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1 minute ago, The Maestro said:

I realize that. It seems like there really isn't any real difference between a JWR and a flipping rod.  Probably just a way to rope people into buying more rods.

This is entirely possible 

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Flipping and pitching are specific techniques of presenting your lure in close quarters to pinpoint targets. Your flip and pitch with really any rod even spinning gear. It is often done with jigs or trigged creature baits. 

 

The big big difference in what are advertised as flipping sticks is their power and length, those rods are typically designed to hold up to heavy weights presented in thicker heavier cover then general jig n worm rods. 

 

I do do most of my pitching with MH and Heavy powered rods, heaviest I own is a gen 1 MB Orochi Perfect Pitch. 

 

Kinda like the difference between a .30-06 and a Barrett 50 cal. 

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2 hours ago, kschultz76 said:

Kinda like the difference between a .30-06 and a Barrett 50 cal.

Nah, it's more like the difference between a .30-06 and a .308Win.

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5 hours ago, The Maestro said:

I realize that. It seems like there really isn't any real difference between a JWR and a flipping rod.  Probably just a way to rope people into buying more rods.

Big difference between a flipping rod that you don't use the reel to cast the line 10 to 15' and uses the rod lift the bass out of cover. Flipping rods need to be very stout and 8+ feet long. The standard JWR rod is anywhere from 6'6" to 7'4" long, fast action and uses the reel to cast the jig or worm up to 40+ yards. Pitching rods are inbetween a standard JWR and flipping stick.Pitching rods use the reel to extend the flip out to 30' and the rod reel combo is used to pull the bass out of cover.

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I have 2 worm rods and 2 jig rods on deck 24/7/365!

 

One worm rod and one jig rod is for lighter weights up to 1/2 oz.

 

One worm rod and one jig rod is for heavier weights 1/2 to 1.0 oz.

 

Casting, pitching, and flipping is about distance from the target!

 

I cast, pitch, and flip with all 4 rod!

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