Good flipping/pitching reel??
Posted: 19 July 2010 12:02 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Anyone have suggestions as to which reel to buy for a jig?

Using the rod to pitch jigs in all kinds of cover. Deepest i’ll be using it is about 8-10 feet. Have a 3/8 ounce jig tied on and probably wont use any different for now, seems like a pretty versatile weight for those depths.

Price doesnt matter, just won a bunch from a tourny.

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Posted: 19 July 2010 12:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Just about any baitcasting reel will work for pitching and flipping. Pitching and flipping is just a way to cast and if your reel can’t do it then it is broke. As for my pitching/flipping reel I us a Pro Qualifier 7.1:1.

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Posted: 19 July 2010 12:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_10205051_100001001_100000000_100001000_100-1-1

Was thinking this in 7:3:1

Any thoughts?

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Posted: 19 July 2010 01:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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That reel would work for flipping/pitching. It has a strong drag and high IPT so it would be very good.

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Posted: 19 July 2010 01:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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thanks!!

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Posted: 19 July 2010 01:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Any reel with a 7.X:1 ratio is a good choice. I have a few of those KVD Tours. They are a nice reel. The regular Tour in the burner model is also a very good reel.

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Posted: 19 July 2010 02:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Right now, the two reels I’m using for pitchn’, are the Revo STX, and the BPS Pro Qualifier. The reels have totally different price points, but they both work great. If your on a budget go with the Pro Qualifier. or if you can spend twice as much go with a Revo. You will get your moneys worth either way, because both reels will handle much more than pitchn’ and flipn’.

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Posted: 20 July 2010 11:57 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Use a reel you like and are comfortable with (I use Quantum).  For pitching/flipping you will want a high-speed (6.x:1 or 7.x:1) with a high IPT (at least 26) to get the fish out of heavy cover fast.

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Posted: 20 July 2010 04:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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The reel you have pictured would be a good choice.  I like a faster reel for flippin/pitchin, that way I can get my lure back in faster if I don’t get bit and get it back out to another target.

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Posted: 20 July 2010 05:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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a fast retrieve is a must, I use the same reel (2 of course) for flippin and pitchin and froggin. I was looking at those ardents, but they are $$$$$ and who needs that much drag power? I’ve “water skied” 4lb bass with 65lb power pro with my reels now and I’ve never had a drag issue? unless I’m fishing the Delta pulling out 8lb bass out of 20 pounds of grass I’ll stay with my set up I got now.

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Posted: 20 July 2010 11:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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I was confused by the Ardent powerful drag comment(everything I’ve heard/read on their reels, the drag is anything but musclebound), but then I remembered their flip n pitch jobs with the set drag at 28lbs. I don’t know about them, even if you are a flipping freak. They’re 10 ounces, that’s a pretty heavy reel to be flipping with all day.

As for the reel I use, Revo STX-HS for now, although that’s gonna be replaced by a Premier HS when they finally hit store shelves.

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Posted: 21 July 2010 05:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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I use a 7.1…Either the Tour Edition or the Energy. 

Drag doesnt matter….you should have it cranked down anyway…and a 10oz reel is insane.  Way to heavy to use all day. 

Here is a pic of a flippin setup I have….some of you have seen it in other pics.

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Posted: 21 July 2010 08:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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I use a Revo premier on 1 stick and also have 2 Quantum Kinetics on the other 2 sticks. X is right though, the lighter the better for flipping. The lighter the setup you have, the more enjoyable flipping will be.

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