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I am trying to set myself up a descent flipping rig on a sort of budget.  I am looking in the 100-150 dollar range.  I have been lookin at the carrot stick, All star Big boy, and St Croix Mojo Bass.  the local BPS only has the Carrot stick in stock.  How are do the other 2 compare?  Is there anyhting else I should look at in that price range?

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I am trying to set myself up a descent flipping rig on a sort of budget. I am looking in the 100-150 dollar range. I have been lookin at the carrot stick, All star Big boy, and St Croix Mojo Bass. the local BPS only has the Carrot stick in stock. How are do the other 2 compare? Is there anyhting else I should look at in that price range?

Are you really going to be Flipping or just pitching?

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I was hoping that I would be able to do both with what finally descided on.  I flip better than I pitch though ( I am learning to pitch still)

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IMO I would not go with the Mojo bass because they tend to lack sensitivity that is a necessity in a good flipping stick.   I would not go with a carrot stick either due to personal reasons.  I have never handled an All Star.  I would recommend a Powell MAX Flipping Rod 7'6" Mag-Hvy 766 it runs about $170 but you can find it cheaper about 140-150 (and *** will honor that lower price) or look for a used one.  Powell has a life time warranty and makes an amazing rod, great sensitivity and IMO this is one of the best flipping sticks on the market.  Now I personally like a slightly shorter rod for pitching than flipping, thats a personal preference though and I know people who do both with the same rod.  I do a lot more pitching than flipping so I went with a 7'1 rod (Kistler Argon Pitch N' Flip) that runs about $200 but if you can wait a bit to afford it, that is without a doubt one of the nicest rods I have ever fished.  Your other option is the Crucial Flipping Cast Rod 7'6" Heavy, I have heard amazing things about this rod, but have never personally handled one.  It will run about $180.

Out of all of these I would recommend the Powell due to your price range vs a quality stand point.  Hope this helps somewhat.

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Here is a thread I started a few days ago, perhaps it will help: http://www.bassresource.com/bass_fishing_forums/YaBB.pl?num=1248847456/

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Here is a thread I started a few days ago, perhaps it will help: http://www.bassresource.com/bass_fishing_forums/YaBB.pl?num=1248847456/

For sure great help! from both you and Koopa.

I am back fishing again after a little over 10 years away and am totally starting over.  So much new stuff I know absolutly nothing about all help is greatly appreciated

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I would recommend the Powell 766H personally! Also, Ebay has some Crucials right now!

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If you want a good all around flipping and pitching stick any 7'6" MH with xfast tip will work nicely.. the xfast action gives you the right amount of stiffness and backbone to flip with & the control to pitch accurately

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I am trying to set myself up a descent flipping rig on a sort of budget. I am looking in the 100-150 dollar range. I have been lookin at the carrot stick, All star Big boy, and St Croix Mojo Bass. the local BPS only has the Carrot stick in stock. How are do the other 2 compare? Is there anyhting else I should look at in that price range?

I'm getting my 7' H Falcon Bucoo in the mail today.. cost 109 and i love mh  version... let you know if it's stout enough to flip with..

Check out my review on the MH ... i think it's on the 2nd page or so

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You can flip or pitch with any rod...the cover dictates rod power.  When I'm fishing heavy cover, I prefer a long rod, heavy or x-heavy power, and a moderate to moderate-fast bend.  A fast tip is nice for long pitch casts, but most are too soft for hoisting bass out of cover.

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I am trying to set myself up a descent flipping rig on a sort of budget. I am looking in the 100-150 dollar range. I have been lookin at the carrot stick, All star Big boy, and St Croix Mojo Bass. the local BPS only has the Carrot stick in stock. How are do the other 2 compare? Is there anyhting else I should look at in that price range?

I'm getting my 7' H Falcon Bucoo in the mail today.. cost 109 and i love mh version... let you know if it's stout enough to flip with..

Check out my review on the MH ... i think it's on the 2nd page or so

incheon the bucoo H is a great flipping stick nice action and a beast of a backbone ,b ut i use my mh the most for just about everything...the more i use them the more i love them rods...how you liking yours?

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I am trying to set myself up a descent flipping rig on a sort of budget. I am looking in the 100-150 dollar range. I have been lookin at the carrot stick, All star Big boy, and St Croix Mojo Bass. the local BPS only has the Carrot stick in stock. How are do the other 2 compare? Is there anyhting else I should look at in that price range?

I'm getting my 7' H Falcon Bucoo in the mail today.. cost 109 and i love mh version... let you know if it's stout enough to flip with..

Check out my review on the MH ... i think it's on the 2nd page or so

incheon the bucoo H is a great flipping stick nice action and a beast of a backbone ,b ut i use my mh the most for just about everything...the more i use them the more i love them rods...how you liking yours?

now i have not fished any rod over 200 bucks... but it's the best ballenced rod i have ever fished in my life... I LOVE IT

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As far as I can tell Castaway makes a descent flipping stick.  I have the Big Show Flipping Stick that I got from TW for $99.  It is a 7'6''H with Mod-Fast tip for fishing braid.  Really nice rod for a great price, haven't had many experiences with it but what I have has been good, work has been a little unforgiving this year

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As far as I can tell Castaway makes a descent flipping stick. I have the Big Show Flipping Stick that I got from TW for $99. It is a 7'6''H with Mod-Fast tip for fishing braid. Really nice rod for a great price, haven't had many experiences with it but what I have has been good, work has been a little unforgiving this year

do you remeber the modle number? they don't have it there any more

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Does the local Bass Pro Shop carry Kistlers? I have one of the Magnesium flipping and pitching sticks and it's awesome. It also works great for frogs.

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Does the local Bass Pro Shop carry Kistlers? I have one of the Magnesium flipping and pitching sticks and it's awesome. It also works great for frogs.

St. Charles one does. don't know about others though

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