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A couple questions on flipping rods.......

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Why are so many of the flipping sticks out there collapsible?  Is it so they better fit into cars/boats?

I'm looking at a fantastic deal on a collapsible flipping stick online, but if its not going to give me as good performance as a 1 piece, I'd just as soon pay the extra $$$....Thoughts?

Also, heavy/fast seems to be a pretty consistent power/action for a flipping stick.... is that so?

Any further advice on this matter?

Thanks!

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The Kistler Magneisum TS7'8" teloscopic fillping stick is a sweet stick. i don't personally own that rod. i own two 6'8" heavy cover fish snatchers that flip with. but my fishing partner does and i have used it a few times. plus if you can still find the 08 models they can be had for around 100 bucks. check simmons sporting goods on ebay. he is a good guy to buy from and i'm not the only one that will say that on here.

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My Kistler telescopes from just above the reel seat.  As far as sensitivity goes, its a million times more sensitive than my old 7' All Star, and much lighter, which equals less fatigue.  I'd be willing to bet that a one piece is a bit more sensitive, but not much more.  Be sure it will fit in your rod locker, as that seems to be the primary reason for telescoping models.

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im looking into the new zillion 7ft6 heavy fast ... this is a one peice rod ... this thing looks sweet too ..

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Flippin sticks became popular when the average rod box only held 6'6" -7' rods...  the +T was needed to store rods in the box.

A one piece is nicer to use but if you can't get it off the deck...

I think more true flippin' rods are mod-fast but that's because true flippin' is at very close range and the softer action is easier on the fisherman and his gear.  Today so many people use a single rod for flippin and pitching that it's a compromise in length and action to serve both.  

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I use a Berkely Lightning rod, 7-6 telescoping.  it only cost $45 and I like it.

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I think the telescoping flipping rod can cause problems with 1. added weight (its easier to keep it light when you dont overlap material), and 2. a point of weakness. I broke 3 daiwa telescoping rods flipping/pitching this year, and 3 throwing toads.

I am almost exclusively flipping deep south rods now.  they telescope, but are light and durable.  If i had my druthers i would have them be one piece.  I also use a fenwick elite tech, which is a one piece and does a nice job, but they certainly didnt get the memo on keeping it light.

I like softness in the tip.  as was said it is easier on the fisherman, and you have better feel on the fish.  It is important to have the tip be fast enough though to keep your pitching accurate, if its "floppy" on the end, you can forget about a clean entry.

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