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Old 03-26-2015, 10:04 AM
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I know this is WalleyeCentral but I know there are many of you that also fish bass. I had a friend give me a 7 1/2 foot Cabelas Flippin Stick baitcaster. It's a Med Heavy action telescopic. I have a Quantum Accurist with the flipping feature to mate with it but am not sure what type and poundage line I should fill the reel with. I will be using it 90% of the time fishing around piers and docks with jig and plastic. Rare to catch a bass over 4 1/2 pounds around here. Thanks for your suggestions.
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Old 03-26-2015, 10:57 AM
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12-15 lb test will work well and will let you tear weeds out of cover.
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Old 03-26-2015, 11:49 AM
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Bass are not walleye and flipping is usually done in cover with stained water. A light flipping set up would be 30-40 lb braid and if I was looking at flipping stumps, brush or other heavy cover I would have 80 lb braid. Bass in these situations aren't line shy and it is important to be able to get them out quick. You can't use the drag to keep the line from breaking and that kind of fishing is hard on line.
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Old 03-26-2015, 10:45 PM
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Back to my serious bass fishing days. I would not consider less than 20lb for flippin and 17 for pitching. Line now days is so much better with very little memory so you could go to 25 for a serious flippin combination.
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Bass are not walleye and flipping is usually done in cover with stained water. A light flipping set up would be 30-40 lb braid and if I was looking at flipping stumps, brush or other heavy cover I would have 80 lb braid. Bass in these situations aren't line shy and it is important to be able to get them out quick. You can't use the drag to keep the line from breaking and that kind of fishing is hard on line.
I totally agree and run 30-50 lb sufix 832 which works for me.
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I use 55lb Diawa Samuari braid for flipin'
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