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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-27-2018, 11:29 PM Thread Starter
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Rods and casting

or I should say flipping. This forum gave me the trout bug so I got a few dumb questions. Big , stocked streams I'm ok on. Small mountain streams I struggle where you need accuracy, so I've been practicing , in the pool which don't make the wife happy, but she tells me just go fishing lol. what is best technique for flipping ? and I found I do so much better with old rod with the rings you can adjust your reel placement.( close to base of rod ) What rods can you buy that have the rings to set reel where your comfortable or close to the base. Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-28-2018, 06:47 AM
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With today's trend of "minimal" cork I think you would have to find a custom rod builder...or troll E-bay/Craigslist looking for an older rod

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There is a lot of info on YouTube.

I found that it is much better to "lob" the lure than trying to use any force but every situation is different.


BTW I use my pool also. I test different lures to get an idea how they perform. I do worry about sticking one on the bottom.

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post #4 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-28-2018, 10:51 AM
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I don’t have any experience with trout and flipping but I’ve flipped jigs for bass. I agree it’s more of a lob than a real cast. I use spinning gear which helps too. Just keep practicing, you’ll get it down in no time.
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I think flipping is definitely the way to go. It’s easier to control, so casts are more likely to be accurate. There’s two ways to flip cast. One way is to open the bail and grab the line with your non-rod hand, rock the spinner back toward you and release when you make the underhand flip motion. The other way is to use your rod hand to release the line and flip.

To get the accuracy down of different length casts, you can practice various length casts in your yard or some other convenient place. If you have a frisbee and can land your casts in it, you’ll have the accuracy down.

I sometimes use side arm casts on larger streams. I throw a straight overhead cast maybe 5 times a year and only when I have no other alternative. Overhead casts can sail and the result is often a lost lure.

Hope that helps.

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Settler -- The handle you are referring to with slip rings, is called a Tennessee handle. This should help in your search for a rod.

I just finished this one last week.

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Critter, that’s a gorgeous rod you made! And that handle looks perfect for flipping. I only use an overhead cast when there is nothing above me to get caught in as stated previously, they have a tendency to sail and the lure launches at a high angle. If I want a cast as long as I can possibly cast, I use somewhere between an overhead and sidearm cast, making sure my surroundings can allow it. Mostly, it’s a sidearm cast to keep it low but still gets good distance. The lure lands a little more softly I think too since there’s not as much angle on it coming into the water. The streams I fish rarely call for a super long cast so the sidearm thing works literally 98% of the time for me. What kind of lure are you flipping exactly?
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Dogface, they sell plastic hook covers for both single hooks and treble hooks if you’re worried about poking the pool.
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Dogface, they sell plastic hook covers for both single hooks and treble hooks if you’re worried about poking the pool.

I know but I'm too cheap to buy the and too lazy to use them and they would affect the action.

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I just bent the hooks down for practicing, figured exact weight would be best. That rod looks great critter, Building one looks like way to go.
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