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Flippin' & Pitchin' with a spinning outfit ?

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Has anyone used a spinning rod & reel for flippin' or pitchin' ?

If so, what type of setup did you use ?

Thanks for all replys !

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It's just not a good idea.  flip'n and pitch'n is going on around cover.  With a spinning rig, once you hook the fish, you have to use the rod to fight him.....that can be slow.  With a baitcaster you can use the reel and winch the fish out quickly...not to mention the casting rods usually have more backbone and are much better suited for this application.

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Spinning rod, why not I do it everday.  I just use 15# braid instead of 10#...........no problem.

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Spinning rod, why not I do it everday. I just use 15# braid instead of 10#...........no problem.

x2 I also itch with a spinning rod any day of the week for sure. Pitching is just a type of cast. I pitch cast my Drop Shot rig most of the time.

For heavier cover, a casting set up might be the better choice as Trav mentioned, but it can be done with a spinning reel.

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When floating by cover and using a spinnerbait, I actually will flip or pitch the spinnerbait to my target and reel back to the boat.

Flipping and pitching are methods to deliver your bait to your target.

You can flip or pitch any bait to any target with any rod/reel setup.

Give it a shot.  B)

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Pretty much all the time im using a Senko its pitched or flipped....Very rarely do i cast it.....But if i was pitching or flipping into heavy cover (Which is what i think you mean) the rod is just not designed for it....Sure, it can be done, but i think you will have trouble landing some fish and losing fish.

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I can't do it, but I have a buddy who can.

He uses a heavy spinning rod; rated in the 14-25 pound line range, a large spinning reel, 50 pound braid, and a 20 pound flouro leader.

No problems for him getting a bass out of heavy cover.

And, he can put a jig into a teacup from about 50 feet.

I've tried, and can't get the hang of it. I'll stick to my baitcasters.

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I use a medium heavy action spinning rod with 30# braid for flipping lightweight presentations into heavy cover-timber, hydrilla, and pads. Saying that a spinning rod is not designed for it is incorrect, what is a medium heavy or heavy action spinning rod designed for-dropshotting with 4# line?

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Flippin' & pitchin' are used by different anglers in different situations.  They are basically a way of delivering a shorter, more accurate cast.  Can this be done with spinning gear?  Yes.  What type?  Depends what your doing.  For bass, if your talking about being around medium cover & some docks in clear to stained water (for example); I'd say you could use a 30 size reel with a 6'6" to 7' MH or H rod.

A baitcast reel is considered to be better in these situations because:

A) They allow you to more easily control the lure during the cast.

B) They typically have a stronger drag than FW spinning reels.

C) The "drive train" gives you more torque than similar size spinning reels.

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These were posted quite awhile back by someone. I googled it and thought it was worth posting again. This guy is very accurate using the pitching technique and spinning gear. B)

Sorry, I had to add an extra link showing how accurate this guy is.

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I do it too, I had to adapt because I hate baitcasters, so I had to adapt.

                -gk

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Why in the world would you want to!!!!?????!!!!!!

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