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Flipping reel advice

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So, now that I have my Dobyns 735 which will be used for Flipping/Pitching/Froggin', I have one question about a reel.

I'm wanting to load the reel up with 50-65 PP braid, but most reels only hold a small amount of line (>=120yds of 12lb mono which = ~50lb PP). Would a wide-spool reel be a better option, or should I stick with a standard width spool?

I'm liking the Browning Citori in either the wide-spool or standard. Looks like good reviews and pretty beefy drag and the right price.

http://www.basspro.com/Browning-Fishing-Citori-Baitcast-Reels/product/10205099/-1650517

Thoughts?

Thanks.

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You'll be fine with a standard spool.  If you're using it for flipping, you really wont have all that much line out anyway.

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120 yds is plenty!!!

I'd say just look for a nice drag, both powerful and smooth.

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The Revo is the only reel I use for flippin, pitchin, punchin and frogs. Plenty of drag power in the Revo.

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I picked up a Dobyns Champ 735 during the Black Friday sale...used 2 gift certificates and got the rod for $180  :(

I think it's the perfect platform for a Daiwa TD-Z 103HL   8-)

The reel holds maybe 80 yds of 50# Cortland Masterbraid, which is plenty

dobynsdaiwa001.jpg

c'mon spring!

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Sweet combo there, Russ.

Oh, and I use a Revo STX for what you have mentioned, and it's perfect with braid for that.

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I fish some pretty heavy timber and have never had an issue with my Revo S-L for flippin and pitchin in it.  Hauls em out of there nice and good.

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