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Would this rod work for flipping?

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I currently have a 7’9” XH 1/2-4oz Fast Fenwick elite tech rod that I use for swimbaits and was wondering if it would double as a flipping rod or is it a bit too heavy?

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I don't think the XH power is right, and with a rod that is both XH and quite long, it's probably going to be very tiring.  And even pitching does load the rod some, so this rod may be like a long broomstick.  

 

 

Costs nothing to try it though.  I could be mistaken.

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With an old school Flipping technique or as a Punch Rod; I think it could work.

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I think that's a bit overkill for flipping.  Like @MickD says, unless you're the hulk, that sucker is gonna tire you out fast.

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Absolutely.  With flipping, all you are essentially doing is dipping the bait into a spot, and if a fish bites it, set the hook upward as you hoist them out.  

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It isn't what I would use but if you are actually flipping or punching and not pitching, I'm sure it would work fine. 

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Yep.  It is  not uncommon for guys to use a swim bait stick as a punch rod or a punch rod as a swim bait stick.  Some even buy with the dual purpose in mind.

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