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Heavy action swimbait/flippin rod

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looking to flip heavy mats/throw 1.5-2 oz swimbaits any ideas i would like to keep the rod under 150 new or used tell me your favorite brand and what reel you pair it with thanks

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A good swimbait rod makes a poor flipping stick and a good flipping stick makes a poor swimbait rod from my experience.  These are two techniques that are best performed with substantially different tackle.  I'd suggest that you pick the one you do the most and then acquire the other stick later on!

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A good swimbait rod makes a poor flipping stick and a good flipping stick makes a poor swimbait rod from my experience. These are two techniques that are best performed with substantially different tackle. I'd suggest that you pick the one you do the most and then acquire the other stick later on!
it all depends on the rods tip , my 2-6 oz. rated swimbait rod ( rainshadow iswb945) has a pretty stiff tip , excellent for hooking a fish in close and getting it moving towards you . some other swimbait rods like the Dobyns 795mlsb and the G.Loomis 953 and 955 have too soft of tip (for flipping and pitching). so , this is in my own opinion , choose a swimbait stick that has a stiffer rod tip , or just get a flipping stick (at least 7'6''-8') and check out the tip action of it first to make sure that it can cast the swimbaits you want with it . kinda sounds like an oxy moron of having a swimbait rod doing flipping duty and the oppisite , but i believe with a little research , you can come up with a rod that will do both very well :) btw , the swimbait rod that i mentioned was wrapped (made) by GBLANKS , cost around $180.00 or so , shipped to my door . so well worth it :)

her is a pic of the rod , the bottom one with the REVO SX on it , BTW, i also use for frogs  :D ( the one above it is rated for 3-8 oz. baits)

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Just to drop this in. Check out Deep South Rods www.deepsouthfishingrods.com and I think you'll find a flippin and a swimbait rod that not only will suit your needs but your pocket book as well. The 7'11" telescopic is a great flippin rod and they also have a 7'2" H action for throwing the larger swimbaits. These rods are light, durable, andhave quality guides and reel seats. They are all that's on my boat now. Gave my Kistler's to my wife. lol

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I used to use a 7'6''H flipping stick for both applications.  I don't use it anymore because I don't care for braid, the mod-fast action was best for braid, and I have some heavier swimbaits, so I now have a X-F flipping stick and a beefier swimbait rod.  However, I had no problems using it for both applications, especially for smaller swimbaits under 2oz.

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Maybe I am naive about swimbait rods, but would something like this work? It is from the Compre Muskie Series...Hard to beat for that price- I don't see why you would need an ultra sensitive rod, as long as you can tell if your lure is fouled. Correct me if I am wrong, I have never fished a swimbait specific setup, just trying to offer another option.

CPC-M76XH      

Length= 7'6"      

Power/Action= X-Heavy/Fast      

Line= 20-50 lb.

Lure= 2-6 oz.      

Pieces= 1      

Fore grip/Rear grip= 5.0"/14.0"            

$119.99

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I think I'd opt for the Okuma. They got good reviews on tackletour..in fact I'd take the Okuma over a Curcial..

Maybe I am naive about swimbait rods, but would something like this work? It is from the Compre Muskie Series...Hard to beat for that price- I don't see why you would need an ultra sensitive rod, as long as you can tell if your lure is fouled. Correct me if I am wrong, I have never fished a swimbait specific setup, just trying to offer another option.

CPC-M76XH      

Length= 7'6"      

Power/Action= X-Heavy/Fast      

Line= 20-50 lb.

Lure= 2-6 oz.      

Pieces= 1      

Fore grip/Rear grip= 5.0"/14.0"            

$119.99

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