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Lightest Weight You Can Pitch With

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I have gotten comfortable pitching a 3/8 ounce weight on 14 pound line, up to about 25 - 30 feet now. I am having trouble pitching 1/4 ounce weights because of overruns.

What's the lightest weight you guys can pitch with? Any tips for pitching with lighter weights? My motion is still awkward but I'm getting better. Next up is to learn skipping.

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I know 14 pound test is a little light for pitchin and flippin', but in most of the lakes I fish the cover is sparse enough that it's all you need.

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I pitch 1/8oz jigs frequently on a couple different reels, but more consistently it's a 3/16oz jig.

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I have regularly pitched 3/16 and 1/4 oz jigs and t-rigged plastics on 30+ 50lb braid and/or 15+17 lb fluorocarbon.

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I pitch a 1/8 Rage Rig with no issues on my Revo S-L or Daiwa Viento, both with 20lb fluoro.

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I regularly pitch 1/4oz jigs, rarely do I ever use 3/8oz unless the water is murky (endangered lake) then I'll switch to a bulky 3/8 jig.

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Learn to use your thumb to control the line/spool and get your reel set correctly. You shouldn't ever have to deal with "overruns" while pitching. I quite commonly pitch weightless plastics if the fish are being finicky.

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Learn to use your thumb to control the line/spool and get your reel set correctly. You shouldn't ever have to deal with "overruns" while pitching. I quite commonly pitch weightless plastics if the fish are being finicky.

There are situations where I will pitch a small senko-wacky rigged, and weightless with an old Pro Lite Finesse BPS baitcaster.

(of course though I guess senko's aren't that light)

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a 1/8 oz weight, size 5 hook and a 7.5" culprit worm is the lightest i usually pitch. guess thats about 1/4oz? i can only pitch that light with a lews tournament pro and a JB custom rod, both are smooth and the guides on the JB allows for virtually no line slap.

It takes a very smooth reel to pitch light weights, if you haven't cleaned/serviced your reel recently I would do that. Bet that will help.

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1/8 ounce finesse jigs, with skirt and trailer probably weigh around a 1/4 oz though. I also pitch 4" beaver style baits on a 1/32 weighted hook, but they also weigh around a 1/4oz total. A 5" senko weighs close to a 1/2 ounce for weight comparisons. I do have a true 1/8 unskirted jig with the hook cut off that I pitch in the yard to drive my cats nuts in the spring, I tell my neighbors I am cat fishing...lol I don't have any problems pitching that, usually on my lighter pitching rig which is a 7'6" medium and this year gets upgraded to a curado e series instead of the Daiwa 150h its been rigged with

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1/8 ounce finesse jigs, with skirt and trailer probably weigh around a 1/4 oz though. I also pitch 4" beaver style baits on a 1/32 weighted hook, but they also weigh around a 1/4oz total. A 5" senko weighs close to a 1/2 ounce for weight comparisons. I do have a true 1/8 unskirted jig with the hook cut off that I pitch in the yard to drive my cats nuts in the spring, I tell my neighbors I am cat fishing...lol I don't have any problems pitching that, usually on my lighter pitching rig which is a 7'6" medium and this year gets upgraded to a curado e series instead of the Daiwa 150h its been rigged with

Ha! I do the same thing.

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