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Rod And Reel For Flippin And Pitchin?

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I use a 7'6 MH, XF rod. I don't need a heavy rod, because I don't flip. And I'm curious how many people actually do, today, with the higher fishing pressure our waters receive.

I use a 7'6 Johhny Morris signature rod from BPS. It's to bad they don't make them anymore because it's a perfect rod....Light, fast, sensitive, etc.

I guess in the end, I would say ask yourself where and how you will be using the rod, because for me anyway, I don't need a rod that is as heavy as most "flipping stiks"

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Because of the number of pitches/flips you make in a day of fishing when the fish are tight to cover, the most important thing IMHO is one that is comfortable in your hands. My flipping setup might suck for you and vice versa. Go to the tackle shop and put the reels on the rods and handle them. It won't be the same but you'll know pretty fast if the balance is off, it's way too big/heavy, etc.

I'm a shorter guy so I use a 6'10" MH action stick. I rarely use a heavy action stick because where I live it's unlikely you'll hook up w/ a fish over 6lb. MH does all I need it to do.

I use high speed reels for wood cover and low speed for heavy grass in case I have 5lb of bass and 10lb of milfoil, I need the power to horse them out.

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Because of the number of pitches/flips you make in a day of fishing when the fish are tight to cover, the most important thing IMHO is one that is comfortable in your hands. My flipping setup might suck for you and vice versa. Go to the tackle shop and put the reels on the rods and handle them. It won't be the same but you'll know pretty fast if the balance is off, it's way too big/heavy, etc.

I'm a shorter guy so I use a 6'10" MH action stick. I rarely use a heavy action stick because where I live it's unlikely you'll hook up w/ a fish over 6lb. MH does all I need it to do.

I use high speed reels for wood cover and low speed for heavy grass in case I have 5lb of bass and 10lb of milfoil, I need the power to horse them out.

Try to use the rod as your main fish fighting tool. Using the reel as a winch may do damage to internals.

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You need to take a look at the newest challenger, Pinnacle Optimus XLT:

http://www.pinnaclefishing.com/shop/p-78-optimus-xlt.aspx#page=page-1

I think you should consider a matching rod, too!

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by far my fav pitching stick is my steez 7.1 compile x and for the really heavy stuff i will use one of my xbd frog sticks.. i know these are much more then you wanted to spend but can be had slightly used for around that. the compile x is a awesome stick i love them check on auction site if you would like one used ones in great shape come up on there from time to time and go for 300 to 400 bucks.

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by far my fav pitching stick is my steez 7.1 compile x and for the really heavy stuff i will use one of my xbd frog sticks.. i know these are much more then you wanted to spend but can be had slightly used for around that. the compile x is a awesome stick i love them check on auction site if you would like one used ones in great shape come up on there from time to time and go for 300 to 400 bucks.

But then what would he use for a reel if he spent his whole budget on just the rod? :lol:

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But then what would he use for a reel if he spent his whole budget on just the rod? :lol:

lol didnt see the reel part... in that case i would go with a h3ll i dont know lol

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Daiwa made a few reels with a flip/pitch release such as this one. It happens to be left hand, but you shouldn't have much trouble finding a RH one if that is your preference.

Lots of people prefer a Shimano for flipping/pitching. Seems to me the Curado 50/51E should work just fine considering you don't need a lot of line for those techniques.

I'm just throwing these out as possibilities based on my reading. My setup is a Zillion Flip and Pitch rod with a TD-Z 103HL Type R, but I must admit it hasn't been used for either of those techniques yet. :( It sure will throw a frog, tho. :) I haven't been in a situation this year where I could use either technique. (Didn't get the rod/reel until the end of last year, & didn't get out much this year.) Note that the Type R would most likely put you over your budget unless you skimp on the rod.

I imagine there are a ton of other reels suitable for the job. Cover would dictate rod choice. Heck, I probably could flip/pitch with a medium power rod in some of the places I fish. :lol:

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Agree, cover and lure weight should help you narrow down your choice.

I flip super thick cover and I use a Kistler 7ft Broomstick and a STX 6:4:1 reel. This setup may be a little heavier than some like, but this combo for me is a tank setup. I'd use a longer 7'6 stick or even 8' but I'm only 5'7.

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cashion 7'6" h flippin n pitchin rod w/ an ardent f700. itll run a lil more than 350 but well worth it.

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