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baitcasting question (flipping and pitching)

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So I've stuck with the baitcaster a bought last year and am beginning to love it.  I'm making full casts with many different baits.  The major thing I have not made any progress on is flipping and pitching....

Do any of you guys have tips for helping me learn how to flip and pitch with a baitcaster? (technique, brake settings etc..)  Thanks guys.

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I setup tagets in the yard and flip off my back steps all the time.  

Some tips......

- The heavier the bait the more distance you can get

- Start with short pitches and make very soft pitches to get the hang of it

- Once you get the hang of it setup multiple targets at different distances and swich on every pitch

- For the reel, I enable a couple of the brakes and adjust the tension knob accordingly.  It will vary with lure weight and distance.

- Practice!

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2 things. First I like 2 tighten my spool so i dont have 2 thumb it all the way. This way you should only have 2 stop it when it hits the water. This will allow you to take your mind off of the casting itself and be more conectrated on the landing spot.

2nd.. PRATICE!!! setup a target and PRATICE until you can hit that target everytime without birdsnesting or missing. you must be comfortable with your casting in order to make good casts consistanly in those heavily brushed areas.

Hope this helps!

JJ

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For pitching, I use a completely free spool and no breaks.  For flipping brakes and spool tension don't matter.  For any other casting, I like a freer spool and a lot of breaks.

Like Catt said, PRACTICE!  My son likes to set up small coffee cans in the front yard as "challenges."  Sometimes he uses the gardens as cover, and will even lay the can on its side, with the opening away from me.  get your jig in there, and your doing very well.

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x2  thats all it takes

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x2 thats all it takes

Well that & a couple fish; gotta practice on em after awhile :)

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[movedhere] General Bass Fishing Forum [move by] Glenn.

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There are some great tips for you here man! I always hear that the water is no place to practice but.........to be quite honest, that is where i learned to pitch/flip. I did however practice in the backyard with my bushes, trees etc. I even used my kids trampoline to simulate a boat dock. I eventually had to stop because the neighbors were trying to Baker Act me!!!!! ;D ;D ;D

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He's got it, its all in the thumb, and wrist. Also you have to work on depth perception so you can get the range down. I have found it is easy to be inline with the target, just going over or too short are the most common ways of missing. Set a small bowl in your backyard at ~10 yards and keep pitching till you start making it regularly when you can get 8/10 then move it back 5 yards or so, or make it a smaller target. Get some friends and make a game. I set a cup under a fallen down tree in my friends backyard and out pitched them 20:2:0  ;D.  

Good luck  

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very true, but I will qualify it by saying it takes focused practice.  Practice does not make perfect because if you practice the wrong way you will not not improve. Just look at a golf driving ranges. Thousands of ball striking and hits but much of it is unfocused or with no direction, which is why many golfers show little improvement. :)

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For pitching, I use a completely free spool and no breaks. For flipping brakes and spool tension don't matter. For any other casting, I like a freer spool and a lot of breaks.

x2 - same here.

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