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#11561724 - 04/24/16 06:29 AM Wise choice?
TanHner36 Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 04/03/15
Posts: 916
Loc: Houston, TX
Ever year I buy myself a birthday present and get a new setup to add to the collection. Flipping and top water are definitely my weak point though, so I'm just looking for some input. The reel is an 8.0:1 ratio. I know a lot of you recommend the power tackle flippin stick but after holding that rod it just didn't feel comfortable to me which is a big factor IMO. Anyone have either of these?

#11561737 - 04/24/16 06:45 AM Re: Wise choice? [Re: TanHner36]
papamark Offline
Mini Tractor

Registered: 04/28/05
Posts: 10466
Loc: Winnsboro
I have the Dob. 766 flip, in fact I have two and love em

#11561815 - 04/24/16 08:08 AM Re: Wise choice? [Re: TanHner36]
Texjef84 Offline

Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 182
Loc: Colleyville, Tx
I prefer shorter for flipping, especially in close quarters to docks or brush. Heavy rod with medium or fast action and I like the 8.0:1 to get them out of the junk quickly. Have fun shopping and let us know what setup you chose.

#11561837 - 04/24/16 08:23 AM Re: Wise choice? [Re: TanHner36]
Frank the Tank Online   content
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Registered: 02/27/13
Posts: 17565
Loc: Rockwall & a lake somewhere
That sticker is a HUGE bonus
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#11561872 - 04/24/16 08:43 AM Re: Wise choice? [Re: TanHner36]
rowlettfisherman Online   content
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Registered: 01/25/12
Posts: 719
I have that reel, I prefer my Abu STX, but it is a good reel. I also use a shorter rod. I use a St. Croix Legend 6'6" MHF

#11561873 - 04/24/16 08:44 AM Re: Wise choice? [Re: TanHner36]
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