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Switching over to using BC reels, used spinning exclusively, I have gotten casting down okay, but......

I cannot get flipping right, keep getting overrun. Is flipping with a BC a matter of thumb training or is the tips to keep in mind. On my Revo I have two of the centrifugal brakes on and the spool tension is essentially turned off. I don't get backlashes in regular casting (well one or two during 5-6 hours of fishing except when flipping.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, really want to get this down before the largemouth on the lake start hanging around the trees...

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In flipping, your reel should be engaged so you shouldn't be getting any backlash at all. When flipping, you already have the amount of line out you need to reach your target, the reel is engaged, and you use the hand not holding the rod to help you release the line to your target. The reel isn't actually letting any line out. Try reading some of the articles here about flipping or find some instructional videos on youtube.

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I agree with BW.

You might be referring to pitching which does require loose spool tension and a well trained thumb. I'm still trying to perfect it.

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Switching over to using BC reels, used spinning exclusively, I have gotten casting down okay, but......

I cannot get flipping right, keep getting overrun. Is flipping with a BC a matter of thumb training or is the tips to keep in mind. On my Revo I have two of the centrifugal brakes on and the spool tension is essentially turned off. I don't get backlashes in regular casting (well one or two during 5-6 hours of fishing except when flipping.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, really want to get this down before the largemouth on the lake start hanging around the trees...

 ditto I have the same problem

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Yes pitching is what it should have said, I guess it is true working a 12 hour shift on a sunday causes slower brain function......

Guess I can add this to the list of what to practice when I get the boat out onto the lake.

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at first it is a lot of thumb work but after a season youll be pitching with your non-winding hand and will have deadly accuracy.

try standing on a stool when you practice.

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