Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
ODgreen

Could I use this as a Flipping/pitching rod?

Recommended Posts

You can flip and pitch with any rod/reel combination, including spinners.  match the rod and reel to the cover.  Personally, I wouldn't touch that combo with a 10' crappie pole, but to each his own.  I'd be looking for a 7 to 7.5 heavy power rod, and a metal framed baitcaster.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That rod is going to weight about 60lbs, and have as much sensitivity as a 2x10. Flip with it for 2 mins and you will curse life.

If you don't want to spend a ton on a flipping rod, Berkley makes a 7'6" H telescoping flipping rod in the regular Lightning Rod Series for less than $50, they are pretty good "cheap" rods, and a much better choice. Go on e-bay and look for a Quantum Accurist PT or CX reel, they are good aluminum framed reels, and can be had New in box for $35-$60 because they are discontinued.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You can, but you shouldn't. There's quite a few rods that are only a bit more expensive yet will do you MUCH better.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Typical flipping and pitching cover would suggest a Hvy/Fst rod 7-71/2'. There many much better choices that won't break-the-bank.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

THanks for the help guys, but this is what I'm working with.

I have $125 to work with. $25 of which is a BPS gift card.

I'm looking for a flipping/pitching combo that fits in that, and thats even inlcuding at least 10 bucks for shipping and 6 bucks for a 1 piece rod if neccesary.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If that all I had to spend I would opt for the 7'6" Bionic Blade in Heavy paired with the Daiwa Megaforce for $129. You may have to cough up an extra $20 but it would be worth it  vs flipping with an ugly stick. Its under Bass Pro's combos.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
If that all I had to spend I would opt for the 7'6" Bionic Blade in Heavy paired with the Daiwa Megaforce for $129. You may have to cough up an extra $20 but it would be worth it vs flipping with an ugly stick. Its under Bass Pro's combos.

Or wait until the Extreme rods go on sale. Either would work MUCH better then an ugly stick.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If the Ugly Stick is your only option for pitching/flipping, don't pitch or flip.  Save your money and get a better combo next year.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i think everyone is of the oppinion that the ugly stick wouldnt be sensitive enough for the job... but truthfully.... they are plenty sensitive. the real problem is that they are heavy... esp if youre looking at the eva foam grip ones and not the cork graphite ones... and most impotantly i think ... all ugly sticks are inherently soft tipped. they just have wayyyy too much tip to be flipping and pitching in the sense of heavy cover.

i love ugly sticks and they have their time and place... mostly in saltwater.

you should listen to others here and find something else. maybe sell your bps card to a buddy so you can follow ww2farmers advice about a lightening rod and a disconinued accurist pt. you can not get a better reel for what you can find them at now and the lightening rod is arguably the best economy rod made.

itll be a good rig. 8-)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I had a rod like that for Walleye fishing, I don't think you'll like that rod much after about an hour tossing a lure. It's too heavy and bulky, If your going to use it for flipping I would also look at getting a rod with a cork handle. MY .02

Like these guys said, spend the xtra few bucks to get a nicer rod, you'll be happier you did and you'll want to keep it, not throw it off the boat. :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • fishing

    bass fishing

    fishing forum

    fishing rods

    fishing rods

    fishing rods


    fishing rods

    fishing reels
    fishing gear

    Truck Caps

    fishing reels
    fishing reels

    fishing

    bass fish

    fish for bass
    fish

×