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I have read a lot of the past posts I could find on flipping rods. Living and fishing in Michigan I do not think I would need as heavy of gear as the southern fishermen are used to using.  I want to learn to flip and jig fish this year. Last year I was under gunned with a med 7' rod and the 2 jig fish I caught were on back to back casts and both 18". For the Michigan waters and medium sized bass I am likely to encounter what would be a decent dedicated flipping rod. I am 6'2" and fish from a boat most of the time and do have a sit on / stand up kayak. Thanks for any advice....Scott

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Check out the St Croix Legend Tournament Bass line

 Both the LBC76MHMF and the LBC75HMF have attributes you may like.

 

https://stcroixrods.com/collections/freshwater-legend/products/legend-tournament-bass-casting

 

https://www.fishusa.com/product/St.-Croix-Legend-Tournament-Bass-Casting-Rod

 

A-Jay

 

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What kinda budget were you thinking for this rod? 

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I really enjoy my 735 dobynsn furys for pitching and flipping 3/8 to 3/4 ounce jigs and also 1/4 to 3/4 ounce texas rigs. Very versatile rods as you Could throw frogs, big topwaters, big spinnerbaits and Carolina rigs well. 

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As with everything in fishing, how much do you have to spend?

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1 hour ago, CroakHunter said:

I really enjoy my 735 dobynsn furys for pitching and flipping 3/8 to 3/4 ounce jigs and also 1/4 to 3/4 ounce texas rigs. Very versatile rods as you Could throw frogs, big topwaters, big spinnerbaits and Carolina rigs well. 

This ^^^^^

 

Best "all purpose" moderate to heavy cover jig and worm rod I have. It's also a great frog rod. I have two now, one with 50lb braid and an 8:1 reel for frogging, and heavier cover work, and one with 30lb braid, a 7:1 reel for "do-all" kinda work.

 

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I would like to keep the price around $100, not more than $150...I have 2 dobyns rods 733 and 734 but have not had a chance to use them yet. I like the feel of them so far

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Curious on what your plans are for the 734.

I use my 734c for pitching jigs and creature baits.

Some may say it is a little light for that, but I am not a fan of fishing with a broomstick. If I ever feel the need to go heavier I will buy a 735.

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I am thinking the 734c will work for pitching and flipping in my neck of the woods

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9 minutes ago, Abby said:

I am thinking the 734c will work for pitching and flipping in my neck of the woods

Have you presented any lure by flipping it?

Tom

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53 minutes ago, Abby said:

I am thinking the 734c will work for pitching and flipping in my neck of the woods

 

6 hours ago, Abby said:

I have 2 dobyns rods 733 and 734 but have not had a chance to use them yet. I like the feel of them so far

The lakes I fish are old. most of the heavy brush has rotted away. All that is left is standing timber and laydowns.

I have a couple heavier flipping sticks, but use the 734 most of the time. It weighs less and is more sensitive.

Since you already have a 733 and 734 that has not been tried, I would try them out and decide if you need to go heavier.

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2 hours ago, Russ E said:

 

The lakes I fish are old. most of the heavy brush has rotted away. All that is left is standing timber and laydowns.

I have a couple heavier flipping sticks, but use the 734 most of the time. It weighs less and is more sensitive.

Since you already have a 733 and 734 that has not been tried, I would try them out and decide if you need to go heavier.

Have you ever presented a lure by flipping it!

Tom

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1 minute ago, WRB said:

Have you ever presented a lure by flipping it!

Tom

Occasionally I flip, but multiple target in close quarters, is uncommon on the waters I fish.

Usually I prefer to stay farther away from the target and pitch. 

What is your point?

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My point is you need a strong long rod to flip because the line length is only as long as the rod,no line comes off the reel. After a underhand flip cast the bass is lifted out of cover using the rod. My guess is you and the OP are pitching or loop casting the lures to shoreline cove targets. Foe examplecI never flip a lure because don't own a 8' flipping rod but do pitch and loop cast using my standard jig rods.

If the OP ask what is a flipping/pitching rod then you get the pass, flipping is flipping not pitching and that is my point.

Tom

 

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1 minute ago, WRB said:

My point is you need a strong long rod to flip because the line length is only as long as the rod,no line comes off the reel. After a underhand flip cast the bass is lifted out of cover using the rod. My guess is you and the OP are pitching or loop casting the lures to shoreline cove targets. Foe examplecI never flip a lure because don't own a 8' flipping rod but do pitch and loop cast using my standard jig rods.

Tom

 

I have been fishing for 40 years. I know how to flip. 

I have an 8 foot fish eagle flipping stick. It gets used if I am flipping exclusively. 

The op wanted a dedicated flipping/jig rod. To me that meant a combination flipping/pitching rod.

I suggested the 734, because in my opinion it is a better option if you are pitching with an occasional flip.

The 734 is a heavy power fast action rod. It is 7 foot  3 inches long. It is also rated for 10 to 20 pound line and 1/4 to 1 ounce baits.

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We just need to agree to disagree, the Dobyns rod line up the 735C would be a better choice IMO. Dobyns 734 is a excellent all around bass rod, marginal jig rod in heavy cover.

Tom

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As the OP I may have stirred the pot a little on this but did not mean to. I want a rod that will be rigged full time in the boat with a jig on it. I want to be able to flip a jig into cover or pitch a jig a little farther into cover..I am thinking that Dobyns Fury 734 will work. I just got it in December and havent been able to even use it yet. I was just wondering if there may be a better rated rod for a lighter flipping / pitching application. Thanks everyone for their responses..

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4 hours ago, Abby said:

As the OP I may have stirred the pot a little on this but did not mean to. I want a rod that will be rigged full time in the boat with a jig on it. I want to be able to flip a jig into cover or pitch a jig a little farther into cover..I am thinking that Dobyns Fury 734 will work. I just got it in December and havent been able to even use it yet. I was just wondering if there may be a better rated rod for a lighter flipping / pitching application. Thanks everyone for their responses..

The 734 is to light for what you are wanting. I like rods on the lighter end for most techniques, but the 734 is not a heavy or medium heavy cover rod. I use both the 734 and 735. The 735 is a much better pitching and light flip stick.

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Looks like I have an excuse to look for another rod then..lol

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5 hours ago, Abby said:

As the OP I may have stirred the pot a little on this but did not mean to. I want a rod that will be rigged full time in the boat with a jig on it. I want to be able to flip a jig into cover or pitch a jig a little farther into cover..I am thinking that Dobyns Fury 734 will work. I just got it in December and havent been able to even use it yet. I was just wondering if there may be a better rated rod for a lighter flipping / pitching application. Thanks everyone for their responses..

Obviously I am not in the heavier is better camp.

Give it a shot. If it feels too light you can always move up. Either way it is a really nice bass rod for the price.

Amazon sells them at about the same price as anywhere else and if you have prime, it only takes 2 days to get it.

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Guess I've been doing it wrong all these years!

 

My flipping-n-pitching rods are only 7' 😉

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43 minutes ago, Catt said:

Guess I've been doing it wrong all these years!

 

My flipping-n-pitching rods are only 7' 😉

That's how long my flip/pitch rod is.

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