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i am going to buy st croix mojo bass rod 7' hvy and i am wondering what reel is good for flipping and i prefer get reel with a flipping switch so any help will be good thanks

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If you are truely flipping, you don't need the flipping switch.

When you flip, you are not letting any more line off of the spool.

Brut

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The more stuff built on a reel is just another thing that you could have problems with. I'm not a fan of the flippin switch or the twitching bar. Just get you a good reliable reel and get comfortable with it. You will be money and fish ahead.

Jack

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The first thing you want to look for is a heavy reel. Why? I have that 7' H Mojo, and it is one tip heavy rod. It never felt right with a Revo, Citica E, or any of my Daiwa Advantages. When I finaly paired it with a Citica D (at almost 10ozs.) it seemed to balance out better, but IMHO still needs a balancing kit. In all honesty unless your going to be pulling BIG fish out of the nastiest, heaviest cover around, I would get a different rod. A 7 MH' St Croix will handle alot of flipping and pitiching situations just fine and be a lot more versitile, and more comfortable to fish with all day. About the the only thing I use that 7' H Mojo for is punching thick mats with 1 oz. + baits, and dragging frogs over top of the same stuff. It should be labled just "Slop" rod, any one who can walk a frog with that pool cue for more than 15 mins. is a better man than me.

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They should be called "pitching reels." here is what I use:

Daiwa TD-X103HSDL

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The Quantum Accurist and Accurist PT both have the flipping switch. Last years models are pretty cheap on Ebay for both and if you use a lefty reel Quantum has them pretty cheap on their website as well

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You don 't need a "flipping" reel to flip nor you need a reel with a flipping switch to flip, my old Abu XLT Plus and Black Max have the flipping switch feature and I can count with my fingers the times I 've used the flipping switch in more than 2 and a half decades of flipping and I do flip a lot in my everyday lake.

What you need is a good quality reel with a good smooth drag and more importantly a good rod to practice the technique.

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A friend of mine has a Shimano Castiac that he uses for flipping. To re-engage the reel you simply flip the thumb release up with your thumb. I've used it a couple of times. It works well .

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_44485_100001001_100000000_100001000_100-1-1

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I use the quantum kevin van dam series reels. It has ten ball bearings and i love it. Bass pro has it on sale now for 80 bucks it has a flipping button but i never use it. Ive never had any problems out of it and its not too expensive.

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