Times change and tackle/rigging improves.....
Flipped all through the 90's with screw lock Gambler weights and offset Owner hooks.
Bobber stopper lets the bait slide down the hookset, opening up the gap for better penetration. I used to use pieces of jig skirt pulled in the weight to accomplish this until the someone showed me the bobber stop method of pegging a weight.
For close in work, flipping/pitching, almost every accomplished fisherman I know of, now uses a snelled, straight shank flipping hook with a bait keeper. Owner Jungle, Trokar TK130, Strike King Hackney, pick your poison. It may not happen on every flip, but the elbow on an offset hoof will snag brush or grass. You'll notice you do alot less shaking on the way down to get it to fall naturally with this setup. And with a snelled hook, the hook pops out and up. Unicorns em through the top of the mouth almost every time.
So... Zoom Ultravibe gets a 5/0 Owner Jungle and a 1/8th - 1/2 ounce tungsten pegged with a 6th Sense Peg X stopper.
I now use the same rig whether casting or flipping. That way I don't have to switch rods when I move up- from casting TRig to grass lines to flipping bushes.
Edited by RBO (06/08/15 10:49 AM)