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#11578066 - 05/02/16 11:11 AM What size weight when flipping and pitching a soft plastic
slim 285 Offline
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I guess I am old school and starting worming first with a 3/8 oz weight. Usually just keep the same weight on when I flip and pitch. Do you think there is any advantage to a smaller weight?

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#11578070 - 05/02/16 11:12 AM Re: What size weight when flipping and pitching a soft plastic [Re: slim 285]
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depends on what I'm pitching or flipping

1/2oz or bigger for really thick stuff

1/4oz-3/8oz depending on wind for flipping/pitching hardwoods

I will also use a different plastic for each of those applications

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#11578667 - 05/02/16 02:44 PM Re: What size weight when flipping and pitching a soft plastic [Re: slim 285]
forkduc Offline
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Registered: 03/28/07
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Loc: Plano,Texas
My favorite size and I use tungsten.

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#11578961 - 05/02/16 04:51 PM Re: What size weight when flipping and pitching a soft plastic [Re: 04champ]
Bigron119 Offline
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Registered: 06/28/07
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Loc: Lufkin, TX
Originally Posted By: 04champ
depends on what I'm pitching or flipping

1/2oz or bigger for really thick stuff

1/4oz-3/8oz depending on wind for flipping/pitching hardwoods

I will also use a different plastic for each of those applications


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#11579049 - 05/02/16 05:28 PM Re: What size weight when flipping and pitching a soft plastic [Re: slim 285]
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I use a 3/8 when I pitch beaver type baits and craw tubes. I use a 1/4 oz for baby brush hogs.

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#11579091 - 05/02/16 05:54 PM Re: What size weight when flipping and pitching a soft plastic [Re: slim 285]
Ban-D Offline
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1/4 and 5/16 are My most used.

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#11579113 - 05/02/16 06:06 PM Re: What size weight when flipping and pitching a soft plastic [Re: slim 285]
Mike_Soriano™ Offline
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1/4-3/8..1oz for mats
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#11579662 - 05/02/16 09:28 PM Re: What size weight when flipping and pitching a soft plastic [Re: slim 285]
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Depends....sometimes 1/4 ounce....sometimes more....MUCH MORE! Yesterday I was flipping and punching with two 1 1/2ounce tungstens pegged. The mat was an inch thick and I swear a raccoon could have walked across it no problem. A few times I had to flip up high and snatch down on the rod to blast the 3 ounce weight though to the bottom. Must have been crazy looking to a fish. Probably looked like a meteor shower under the mat!!!! Haha. But...hey....we do what we gotta do to get to the fish. And it worked.
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#11579699 - 05/02/16 09:55 PM Re: What size weight when flipping and pitching a soft plastic [Re: slim 285]
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I usually go with a 3/8 or 1/4.

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#11580011 - 05/03/16 07:48 AM Re: What size weight when flipping and pitching a soft plastic [Re: slim 285]
Bubba Broadus Offline
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Registered: 04/26/16
Posts: 112
Loc: Long branch, Texas 75669
5/16 or 3/8 usually been doing good using my 3/4 tungsten punch skirts punching grass using a California lizard from double zz lures

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#11580804 - 05/03/16 02:14 PM Re: What size weight when flipping and pitching a soft plastic [Re: slim 285]
Cmack Offline
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Registered: 10/14/04
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Loc: Onalaska,Tx
1/4 or 5/16 usually. Occasionally I'll go up to 3/4 oz in thick huisache or retama bushes and hydrilla. 75% is probably done with 5/16.
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#11581186 - 05/03/16 06:04 PM Re: What size weight when flipping and pitching a soft plastic [Re: slim 285]
toledo puma Offline
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Registered: 05/02/16
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I drag, pitch, and flip as light a weight as I can.

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#11581364 - 05/03/16 07:43 PM Re: What size weight when flipping and pitching a soft plastic [Re: 04champ]
RedEar12 Online   content
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Registered: 11/30/15
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Originally Posted By: 04champ
depends on what I'm pitching or flipping

1/2oz or bigger for really thick stuff

1/4oz-3/8oz depending on wind for flipping/pitching hardwoods

I will also use a different plastic for each of those applications


This guy is a grass master. +1

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#11581444 - 05/03/16 08:13 PM Re: What size weight when flipping and pitching a soft plastic [Re: slim 285]
danwill12 Offline
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Registered: 05/30/14
Posts: 333
Loc: Florida
Some guy named Hackney out of Louisiana has taken the time to write about this very subject. I know that most of you fellows won't believe a thing he say's so do not read the Bass.com article #1 or #2 and there is a #3 coming soon. By the way he really likes the Palomar knot. But then what does he know? Dan

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#11581455 - 05/03/16 08:16 PM Re: What size weight when flipping and pitching a soft plastic [Re: toledo puma]
Happykamper Offline
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Registered: 01/20/07
Posts: 7373
Loc: Southlake, Texas
Originally Posted By: toledo puma
I drag, pitch, and flip as light a weight as I can.


Me too, 1/8 to 3/16 unless really windy or deep.

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