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I'm looking into getting a new flippin set up. But had a question about the round baitcasters compared to the low profile ones and which would be better? I figure the low pro are more comfortable but the rounds seem to be more powerful and durable. I've never had a round so just looking for some insight from people who have one or both and there preferences.

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Personally I would use a low-pro reel.  If you are gonna be flipping and pitching for an extended period of time, I think you would benefit from the improved ergonomics of a low profile. 

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Definitely low-pro. Durability shoudn't be a concern with a quality reel. 

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Was looking at spending around 200.any one have any recomendations on a reel and gear ratio you would get. I have a 6.3:1 shimano curado baitcaster right now on a 6'6" med fast st croix rod. I use this for most things but when I'm around heavy cover its 50/50 if I get the fish out.

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This is another one of those "personal preferences" threads.  Everybody has their favorites; no answer is "wrong", but most aren't "right" for you.  You just need to try out a reel or two to decide what you like.

I personally use round reels for flipping/pitching with a low gear ratio.  The low-profile reels are more comfortable for winding and cranking in lures on long casts, but you're not doing that with flipping/pitching. I like to have the power to winch them out, hence the low gear ratio.  Some folks like speed, so a high gear ratio would be the choice for them.

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I was actually leaning towards a reel with a low gear ratio to muscle them out of the heavy cover. I know most of it is personal preference but I just wanted to hear some people experiences with diff set ups. 

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I like the Abu Revo sx, I agree with Glenn, don't say what he should get, but more rather tell him your experience, which I think is more valuable as far as for him to decide. 

As far as the Revo goes it is about 150, and does what I need it as far as a low pro goes.  But many brands are good. I usually go on Cabelas and read the reviews, and then go to my local tackle shop and hold it in my hand. This gives me a informed decision.

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This is another one of those "personal preferences" threads. Everybody has their favorites; no answer is "wrong", but most aren't "right" for you. You just need to try out a reel or two to decide what you like.

I personally use round reels for flipping/pitching with a low gear ratio. The low-profile reels are more comfortable for winding and cranking in lures on long casts, but you're not doing that with flipping/pitching. I like to have the power to winch them out, hence the low gear ratio. Some folks like speed, so a high gear ratio would be the choice for them.

Wow that blows my mind you use a round reel. I let my big rod do most the heavy lifting on the fish and prefer a high gear ratio to pick up slack fast. Right now I use a Citica and a Curado and find the 6.3 citica is almost to slow for me. The high gear ratio really helps when you have some wind and your being blown towards your target. I also like it because when you first shock that fish with a hook set with a fast reel you can really get that fish moving your way and out of cover.

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This is going to be my first flippin set up so I appreciate the input. Any suggestions on a good rod for the job? I've pretty much used st croix as all my other rods.

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There have been a number of flipping sticks in the Flea Market lately...I would start there, there are some good deals to be had.  If you want something new, give us a price range and we'll give some suggestions

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I would be looking to spend 150-200. Some of the ones I've been looking at but haven't had time to read reviews are the kistler magnesium TS, daiwa light and tough, St croix premier and avid series, and the johnny morris elite series and signature series. Any feedback would help. Thanks.

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I would be looking to spend 150-200. Some of the ones I've been looking at but haven't had time to read reviews are the kistler magnesium TS, daiwa light and tough, St croix premier and avid series, and the johnny morris elite series and signature series. Any feedback would help. Thanks.

The kistler is a good rod but don't get the 7'H, look at the all day flipping stick, the 7'H is a great rod but not a great flipping stick.  I know some people really like them but I would forget about the JM rods, they are extremely heavy and lack sensitivity of rods in the same price range.  I would choose the Avid over the Premiere, and as for the L&T, well, they may be tough but aren't all that light.

I'm also gonna throw in the Powell Max 766c as a suggestion, the Powell Max series of rods are very comparable to the Kistler Magnesium series.

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I was actually leaning towards a reel with a low gear ratio to muscle them out of the heavy cover. I know most of it is personal preference but I just wanted to hear some people experiences with diff set ups.

Shimano Calcutta CT100A Gear Ratio: 5:8.1 Weight: 8.8 oz Bearings: 2+1

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looking forward to more suggestions on flippin sticks.  I want to spend $200 this winter on one too.  I already have a Shimano Curado (Low profile) which I use for it.  I am a St. Croix fan but not attached to it if there is a better rod for the money.

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looking forward to more suggestions on flippin sticks. I want to spend $200 this winter on one too. I already have a Shimano Curado (Low profile) which I use for it. I am a St. Croix fan but not attached to it if there is a better rod for the money.

St. Croix Avid AVC710HMF.  $210.

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I prefer power over speed, and round over low profile.

As far as reels go, I happen to really like a Shimano Calcuttta 250. It has a real low 5:1 ratio and has no problems winching big fish out of cover.

As far as rods, I have the Kistler Magnesium flipping stick. Its really light and has enough backbone for a hard hookset in the wood.

This is my preference for a set-up.

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I think the sensitivity of a flipping rod is as important as power.  I think I've missed alot of bites in my life from when they suck it in and spit it out fast.

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For years I always wanted to try a Shimano Castaic. I finally bought one last winter. I now own two Castaics and a Scorpion Quickfire.

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