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What line do you use for flippin/pitchin?

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Just wanted to see what you guys are using for flippin and pitchin. Also, is it true that braid will cut/ruin the guides on your rods? Is fluorocarbon good enough for these techniques?

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It depends on what I'm flippin and pitchin and how heavy the cover is. If cover is light I am use my worm rod that I have spooled up with 14# Sufix Siege. I've also pitch my spinnerbaits in certain situations. I have my spinnerbait rod spooled with 17# Sufix Siege. My two true flippin sticks I have spool up with 20# Sufix Elite on the one and 50# Sufix braid. I have used 20# fluro in the past flippin and pitchin with no problems. As far as the braid cutting into the guides, I have a BPS Tourney Special spinning rod that I have spooled up with 20# Sufix braid. I've been using this setup for about 3 years now. Several times a year, I take a cotton swab on each guide to make sure there are no issues. I haven't found any cuts in the guides yet. I've heard that cheaper rods (not that the Tourney Special is expensive) that are prone to guide damage by braid. Hope that helps!

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Berkley 17lb fluoro

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Sunline Machinegun Cast 16 or 20, Berkeley New Radial Braid 30 lb test.

If the guides are quality, there should not be an issue.

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17 lb. Trilene 100% fluo. or 50 lb. Sufix braid.

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I use 20lb fluoro now but i am always nervous when hooking a fish that it's going to break. I want to use braid on my Powell 766h Max flippin stick(on its way to me) but i don't want to ruin the rod. I think it comes with fuji guides.

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You should have no issues with braids on most rods. I use anywhere from 4lb all the way up to 80lb Power Pro.  Never once have I had an issue with the guides being damaged from the line.

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I like to use 20# flourocarbon for flipping and pitching.  For some reason I think that braided line reduces my number of strikes.  I now you guys are probably laughing at this right now but it is just something I have always thought.

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I like to use 20# flourocarbon for flipping and pitching. For some reason I think that braided line reduces my number of strikes. I now you guys are probably laughing at this right now but it is just something I have always thought.

Trust me, your not alone! Those are my thoughts exactly. But i always feel insecure about using fluoro in nasty cover. I wish there was an invisible braid, LOL! And yes, i tried Berkley Fire Line Crystal, it sucks!!!!  >:)

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I use 15# P-Line CX Premium or Flouroclear for just about everything, including flipping and pitching.

I have a BPS Extreme rod that has guides that were demolished by 50# Power Pro in just one or two outings with only the resistance of the bait against them.  Those are Fuji Hardloy guides and they are found on a ton of rods.  Just be careful with braid.

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17lb Trilene XT. If there is a line available with better abrasion resistance that costs less (or the same) let me know and I'll try it out.

I used to fish braid a lot when it first came out and I have not destroyed any guides. I've seen pictures of some that were destroyed though, so it does happen.

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I like to use 20# flourocarbon for flipping and pitching. For some reason I think that braided line reduces my number of strikes. I now you guys are probably laughing at this right now but it is just something I have always thought.

Ditto..........I use 20lb XPS floro. I'm not laughing, I agree................Al

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I choose line (and rod and reel) based on cover.  For working heavy weed cover, 50 or 65# braid.

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Sparse cover Berkeley Big Game 15#

Heavy Cover Braid 50#

Braid will not hurt your rod's eyes!

If you're fishing vegetation bass can not see your braided line!

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I would have to wear a glove on my left hand if i flipped with braid though,  ;D

True flippin anyways.

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Quality rods have quality guides and I have never once had braid damage my guides.. however on cheapy guides i wouldnt use braid.

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