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Has anyone ever tried flipping a Senko in the Grass weighless with spinning gear and thin, light braided line........... Just wondering if it has worked for anyone?

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Yeah it works well, depending on the thickness of the cover you would need a heavier rod/heavier line, 20# braid works well on spinning gear 30# could work also.

I find flipping weightless senkos a great way to catch some fish, usually flip it into a small open pocket and the line tightens immediately, I give it a second or two to let the fish get a hold of the hook then just give it a solid hookset.

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I've fished weightless Senko-type lures in the weeds a lot. It's with spinning gear and for the last 5 or 6 years years I've used 15# braid. Just caught a 2#er yesterday using that exact method.

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Yep grass and weeds about the only "structure" so to speak in my fav lake. I use 10#PP with 8' ML Mod rod. Like dmac14 toss to open pocket.

This little one just on the other side of that weed bloom I see bass around this often. Ive pulled quite the amount of weeds in with 10# pp and fish attatched

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Ive been trying pitching into heavy cover w/ a senko and had one on a texas rig but only after countless outings trying this do you guys find a wacky rig to be more suitable for this presentation?

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Ive been trying pitching into heavy cover w/ a senko and had one on a texas rig but only after countless outings trying this do you guys find a wacky rig to be more suitable for this presentation?

Depends on the situation, if its pretty heavy weeds a wacky rig might not last long without getting covered in weeds. However I find that sometimes when flipping senkos; because it drops down vertical, it often shoots right to the bottom, and when it is shallow (2-3ft) it doesn't have time to turn sideways. Thus not actually utilizing the tantalizing wiggle of the tail.

Try it wacky rigged and see for yourself. Usually I start texas rigged until it becomes ripped and doesn't hold on the hook any more than switch to wacky rig.

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I love to punch senkos when the grass is matted...I always catch a few hogs doing that!

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IMO: Flipping is one of the most diversely described methods of fishing. Many describe what I would call pitching, flipping, and at times casting by weeds as flipping..

What I consider flipping is into heavy cover with a 1 to 1/2 ounce weight dropping into heavy vegetation that's matted or blown into cat tails.

To answer the question, for MY DESCRIPTION ABOVE I wouldn't opt for a senko, it can work but this is usually better with a smaller piece of plastic, such as a craw or bug. Im sure at times flipping a large worm or Senko would work well but in general it would slow down the presentation not allowing the covering of a large area.

At least this is what I find down in the south's grassy swamps.

I would rather cast a senko to a hard line of reeds or hydrilla with spinning gear, weightless letting it fall down the edge.

Signed: My 2 cents

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For this presentation, I have been downsizing to a 4" senko usually and sometimes a 3" with more limited success. I have convinced myself, the shorter length has more time to turn and wiggle and is easier to wacky rig for the same reasons.

Twitch

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Become my favorite way to fish senkos. Use 7ft MH rod, 20# PP and weightless t-rigged bubblegum senko.

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Yeah a senko type bait is good in grass.Just gotta keep picking the grass off of it tho.I like a trick worm type bait better through grass tho and on top of Lilly pads.Just gotta have braid to do it tho or heavy mono.

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For those of you who have never pegged a 1/4 up to 1 oz. sinker in front of a texas rigged 4", 5" or 6" senko, and flipped heavy cover with it, you don't know what your missing..............and I will say no more.

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I have never pegged a sinker before really till maybe one time and never caught anything.Pegged it with a toothpick.good way to damage the line.I guess u could use a bobber stopper.

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