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I was just curious to see how you set up your reel for flipping. I use a Curado for flipping and it seems I'm not getting enough distance.

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You mean pitching.  Flipping is done with a set amount of line out and the reel engaged.

For pitching, just how far are you trying to pitch?

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Flipping is done with a set amount of line out and the reel engaged.

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Woops, my mistake I meant to put pitching.

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I'm not getting enough distance.

I think it's more likely a technique problem than a reel problem...  if your reel was the problem, you'd have trouble casting as well.  

Pitching is an inverted cast... to get the most of it, you still need the rod tip to work.  Practice with a heavy weight and feel the rod working.  Then aback down and find the feel with whatever you are pitching.

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I think it's more likely a technique problem than a reel problem...  if your reel was the problem, you'd have trouble casting as well.  

Pitching is an inverted cast... to get the most of it, you still need the rod tip to work.  Practice with a heavy weight and feel the rod working.  Then aback down and find the feel with whatever you are pitching.

Totally agreed.  I'll be the first to admit to say that I'm an average fisherman might be a stretch.  However, one thing I can do is pitch.  I learned how to do it well very quickly.  You have to let the rod do all the work.

It became very easy for me once I read somewhere that you need less line out for distance.  It seems that if you start with more you should pitch farther, but thats not how it works.  The more line out the harder it is to get the rod to load.  The article I read to said to never have line out past your reel.  I usually try to have enough line out to stop 12-18" short of my reel.  I hope the tip help you as much as it did me.

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I think it's more likely a technique problem than a reel problem... if your reel was the problem, you'd have trouble casting as well.

Pitching is an inverted cast... to get the most of it, you still need the rod tip to work. Practice with a heavy weight and feel the rod working. Then aback down and find the feel with whatever you are pitching.

Totally agreed. I'll be the first to admit to say that I'm an average fisherman might be a stretch. However, one thing I can do is pitch. I learned how to do it well very quickly. You have to let the rod do all the work.

It became very easy for me once I read somewhere that you need less line out for distance. It seems that if you start with more you should pitch farther, but thats not how it works. The more line out the harder it is to get the rod to load. The article I read to said to never have line out past your reel. I usually try to have enough line out to stop 12-18" short of my reel. I hope the tip help you as much as it did me.

That is absolutely spot on and I too have noticed that.  I have also noticed a difference in pitching depending on where you are holding the lure before the cast.

At least for me, the closer my hand that is holding the lure is to waist height, the easier and farther the pitch. If it held and stomach height or higher, it isn't as good.

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Okay, please no dummy comments, but what exactly is pitching/flipping and what is the difference?  What applications are they used for?

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Dummy. ;D :D.  Close quarters fishing where accurate casts or a soft entry is important.  Think trying to hit holes in vegetation, certain stumps or posts on docks.

I'm not good on trying to explain things, but pitching is basically an underhand cast.  Usually anywhere from 5-20'.  Once you get the hang of pitching it is easy to pitch further than 20', but somewhere around there I'm guessing that accuracy is going to start diminishing for most people.

I don't flip so I will let someone else give it a try at explaining that.

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Okay, please no dummy comments, but what exactly is pitching/flipping and what is the difference? What applications are they used for?

Flipping: you strip a certain ammount of line from the reel, enough to reach the target, you grab the line with your free hand and pull it until you have about 1-2 ft of line from the rod tip with the bait danging from it, aim with the rod and flip ( for the lack of a better word ) the bait and while at the same time you release the line from the free hand, the bait acts like a pendulum.

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Pitch: you strip line ( about a rod length ) from the reel, you grab the bait with your free hand, aim at the target with the rod tip  and pitch with the rod as you release the bait from your free hand.

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Okay, thanks Raul, although I've used these techniques I really had no idea as to the definition of them.  Thank You.

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