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#11563274 - 04/24/16 11:29 PM Ok let's be honest...!!!
sunsetroosters Offline

Registered: 11/11/07
Posts: 252
Ok how many of you guys actually practice flipping at home? I know I suck but never realised my skill was decent till I fished with some family that can't flip worth a flip lol. Just wondering, cause I been thinking about practicing at home.

#11563278 - 04/24/16 11:46 PM Re: Ok let's be honest...!!! [Re: sunsetroosters]
tx2va07 Online   content
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Registered: 07/24/14
Posts: 573
Loc: Joshua, TX
I practiced at home when I first started learning how.

#11563305 - 04/25/16 02:26 AM Re: Ok let's be honest...!!! [Re: sunsetroosters]
fitter2259 Offline
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Registered: 12/29/11
Posts: 6127
Loc: Humble, Texas
I did for several years (both flipping and pitching) when I was first learning the technique from my uncles. They would use it as a tool to get me to get better by telling me if I wanted to go out I needed to practice and get better. This was back in the late 60's and early 70's, they took their fishing very seriously back then which also instilled it in me. Now it has become second nature and is my absolute favorite technique, and responsible for most of my biggest fish.

#11563350 - 04/25/16 05:34 AM Re: Ok let's be honest...!!! [Re: sunsetroosters]
Jigfish Offline
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Registered: 02/28/03
Posts: 2905
Loc: Tx
All the time. I set up a course of different ranges and go from right and left handed with different weights.

The weak call it obsession, the strong call it dedication!

#11563393 - 04/25/16 06:27 AM Re: Ok let's be honest...!!! [Re: sunsetroosters]
SteezMacQueen Online   sleepy
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Registered: 11/02/14
Posts: 5208
Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
I don't have time! I'm either working, fishing,nor sleeping. .....honestly.
Eat. Sleep. Fish.

#11563439 - 04/25/16 07:12 AM Re: Ok let's be honest...!!! [Re: sunsetroosters]
361V Online   content
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Registered: 11/21/08
Posts: 4793
Loc: somervell county
Ya, I don't have time to fish as much as I'd like. I definatly don't have time to practice fishing. grin

#11563473 - 04/25/16 07:39 AM Re: Ok let's be honest...!!! [Re: sunsetroosters]
ezbassin Offline
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Registered: 01/15/04
Posts: 13063
Loc: Mansfield, Tx.
I don't ever flip but I love to pitch jigs and soft plastics and do so all the time in my swimming pool or at a local pond when im not at the lake.

#11563482 - 04/25/16 07:48 AM Re: Ok let's be honest...!!! [Re: sunsetroosters]
RedSkeeter Offline


Registered: 04/12/05
Posts: 15189
Loc: Fork/Arlington some.
I do.. Sometimes it can put a little cash in your pocket..$$$

#11563489 - 04/25/16 07:51 AM Re: Ok let's be honest...!!! [Re: sunsetroosters]
bradnitro175 Online   content
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Registered: 07/11/08
Posts: 4697
Loc: Dallas,tx
Use to flip "pitch" a jig under my bedroom Door with it closed

Edited by bradnitro175 (04/25/16 07:52 AM)
Edit Reason: pc

#11563493 - 04/25/16 07:52 AM Re: Ok let's be honest...!!! [Re: sunsetroosters]
formula462 Offline
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Registered: 09/08/13
Posts: 1667
Loc: arlington, tx
I can consistently hit a 4" hole from 20-30'out. Practice is ur friend

#11563498 - 04/25/16 07:54 AM Re: Ok let's be honest...!!! [Re: sunsetroosters]
northtexascrappiehunter Offline
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Registered: 02/21/09
Posts: 5386
Loc: Corinth Texas
whats the difference between pitching and flipping?
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#11563522 - 04/25/16 08:04 AM Re: Ok let's be honest...!!! [Re: sunsetroosters]
Flippin-Out Offline
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Registered: 02/25/15
Posts: 2141
Loc: Magnolia, TX
Pitching is essentially a controlled underhand cast where a lure develops speed as a rod is dropped and then lifted rapidly to swing the lure out to a target. The reel is allowed to free-spool and the lure takes line as it sails at a low-trajectory to a target entry point usually not far from the boat. Flipping is more up close and personal - like swinging a bait out to a spot with a stout pole held high. If line is fed to it, it's generally not much, and at a slower controlled speed. Flipping is often done around thick cover with heavy gear meant to hoist a fish back out of the hole the bait went into. Pitching can be done with almost any lure/tackle.

If someone is hitting a target 30 feet out, they're more likely to be pitching than flipping. Many confuse the mechanics of the two.

Edited by Flippin-Out (04/25/16 08:06 AM)

#11563662 - 04/25/16 08:55 AM Re: Ok let's be honest...!!! [Re: sunsetroosters]
rowlettfisherman Offline
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Registered: 01/25/12
Posts: 804
That's why I bought a house with a pool. Stand on the diving board drunk and aim at the kids with weights

#11563681 - 04/25/16 09:03 AM Re: Ok let's be honest...!!! [Re: sunsetroosters]
TBassYates Offline
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Registered: 12/21/01
Posts: 6494
Loc: Scurry, Tx - S/E of Dallas
When I first started out I used to flip for hours around my house. I watched a tape from Denny Brauer talking about flipping left handed and spent forever learning to flip that way. Now days I rarely flip right handed. I still have fun doing it just walking around my property flipping at everything I see and teasing the dogs.

#11563698 - 04/25/16 09:09 AM Re: Ok let's be honest...!!! [Re: sunsetroosters]
Jobooo Offline

Registered: 06/11/15
Posts: 42
Flipping is where you pull some line out and take that line in your hand and then swing your bait to the spot. It's up close and personal like previously said.

Pitching is where your line is tight, no slack, take your lure in hand, lower your rod tip and then let the lure fly by raising your rod tip. It's a under hand cast like previously said. YouTube it if you still don't follow.

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