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Old 10-11-08, 12:15 PM   #1
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Default Best Flippin Stick

Im gonna get me a flippin stick this winter. I plan on using power pro braid. Got any suggestions ? My buddy likes his Shimano Crucial 7'6" Heavy.
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Old 10-11-08, 12:37 PM   #2
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7'6'' x heavy rod good feel in and out is about all you do with it...rod choice wold be up to you..

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Old 10-11-08, 04:10 PM   #3
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7'6'' MH BPS Extreme, thats what I use, I like the mh instead of h because I can pitch the bait a little bit better, and I mainly fish docks and brushpiles when I flip. If I fished alot of Hydrilla or Milfoil I would definitly go with Zooks recommendation.
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Old 10-11-08, 07:49 PM   #4
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Lots a grass and pads skeeter..
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Old 10-11-08, 08:06 PM   #5
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I'd go with 7'6" H if your fishing grass and stuff like you said. Brand is pretyt much personal preference. pretty much every brand makes a flippin' stick, frog ugly stick to g.Loomis. Personally, I like Falcon, Fenwick, Shimano, and I've heard Kistler makes a great rod. (by the way, they've got a 30% off coupon on the back of Bassin' magazine for all the '08 models.

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Old 10-11-08, 09:36 PM   #6
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ditto to da zook.
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Old 10-12-08, 01:58 AM   #7
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i agree that brand probably doesn't matter a whole lot in a flippin stick, but i do love my falcon.
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Old 10-12-08, 03:30 PM   #8
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Falcon 7'6" H Original series.
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Old 10-12-08, 11:17 PM   #9
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I've got a Falcon Original, a Lightnin' Rod, but the one I like best is a Fenwick Techna AV.

That said, a 7-6 H action is what you will want. The brand? Like all rods, the one that feels best to YOU.
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Old 10-14-08, 06:31 PM   #10
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Loomis Mossyback 7'5" F/H is excellent for heavy weights. I use it for 1 oz jigs or flippin weights in grass.
I've got a 7' F/MH St. Croix Premiere for lighter weights 3/16 to 3/8 that works nicely for me for wood and sparse grass or edges.
Crucial would be a good choice too. What you looking to spend?
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Id like to spend between 100 to 175. If possible.
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Old 10-16-08, 04:46 PM   #12
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I have actually thought about the BPS Nitro combo. I have never bought a BPS Rod , or reel for that matter. I am a big garcia revo fan , with 4 now , 3 stx's and one Premiere. Do the BPS reels come close to the performance of my revo's ?
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Old 10-16-08, 06:19 PM   #13
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You can get the Premiere for around $100 and a decent Abu for $75. Crucial will run you a little more but would be in you range without the reel. The Loomis you can get too if you are lucky and find one on sale but no reel.
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Old 10-16-08, 06:21 PM   #14
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smitty,

you ever had a falcon? I busted a rod tip and need to find a new stick, and have heard alot of postive reviews on the falcon..anyone have a
popular falcon rod in MH? thanks
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Got one 6'6" F/Med Spinning rod. Got it before I bought my 6'6" Crucial. It works real nice for light weight plastics or floating worm and a step up from the less expensive Shimano's I bought way back when. For the money, $65 or so, it's a nice rod.
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smitty,

you ever had a falcon? I busted a rod tip and need to find a new stick, and have heard alot of postive reviews on the falcon..anyone have a
popular falcon rod in MH? thanks
fc5-17 is a great 7' falcon origional mh rod. i have several origionals and love my cara's as well but this rod is the one i am most comfortable with.
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Old 10-16-08, 07:45 PM   #17
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I'd go with 7'6" H if your fishing grass and stuff like you said. Brand is pretyt much personal preference. pretty much every brand makes a flippin' stick, frog ugly stick to g.Loomis. Personally, I like Falcon, Fenwick, Shimano, and I've heard Kistler makes a great rod. (by the way, they've got a 30% off coupon on the back of Bassin' magazine for all the '08 models.

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Old 10-16-08, 07:50 PM   #18
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I paid 140 for the new rod and it will fish allday without wearing you out.
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Old 10-17-08, 11:04 PM   #19
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smitty,

you ever had a falcon? I busted a rod tip and need to find a new stick, and have heard alot of postive reviews on the falcon..anyone have a
popular falcon rod in MH? thanks

JB, with one or two exceptions all I use are Falcons-mostly Low Riders. The 6-6 MH rods-I have several-are the best all-around rods I have found. Good quality but won't break the bank, either.
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Old 12-04-08, 09:27 PM   #20
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i have 3 kistler flipping sticks. a 7'11 lta a 7'6 lta and a 7'8mg series. i love them all equally. 2 of them have revo stx on them and i have to find one more over this winter. probablly a zillion.
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Old 12-05-08, 05:48 AM   #21
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Flippin stix ? We don't need any stinking flippin' stix.I don't flip but once or twice a year and the rest of the time they are to long to pitch jigs for my liking.They do look good sitting in the rod rack though. Ivan

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Old 12-05-08, 08:55 AM   #22
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CMORG,
I have a 7'6" BPS Bionic BladeHeavy action with a balancer kit on the handle that I would sell for $50.00 plus shipping. It is like new, because, like P & J said, all I did was carry it around in the boat and I found better use for the reel.
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I just bought a Carrot Stix that I will attempt (thats the key word) to flip and pitch with. I only got to try it out once but it feels great. I had one of my reels for crankin on it to try it (since I broke one of my crankin sticks ). What speed reel would yall recomend for a flippin stick?
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Old 12-05-08, 12:31 PM   #24
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I perfer I 7:1:1 so I can get my slack in faster and also get it in and outta the strike zone faster. That being said, im not much of a flipper, im a Pitcher! But I to just got a 7'0 XH Carrot stick for pitching
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Old 12-06-08, 06:19 PM   #25
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99% of the time I'm pitching not flipping. And my choice of rods is a 7'0 MH IM6 Shimano Johnny Houston model. The only time I bring my H with me is if I know I'm going to be pitching into some real nasty stuff which is a rarity these days.
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