No more secrets! If you want to catch bass in heavy cover, this video is for you! Did you know you can punch with a dropshot? In today's in-depth video the guys cover this trick and so much more as they give away all the secrets to consistently catching bass with a flipping stick.
When Summer largemouth bass head deep into heavy cover it requires very heavy tackle to get them back out. Punching, flipping, and pitching are the three techniques used to reach these bass lurking in the shadows. If you're the first angler in your area to pick up a flippin stick you will be amazed by how many bass are deep in the cover. Matt and Tim put their heads together in this nearly 40-minute seminar and teach everything from creature bait selection to color preferences, right down to which speed reel will make your life easier for a long day of flipping.
Traditionally these bass are reached using a heavy Texas-Rigged creature bait on 65 lb braid. This method is deadly and has been responsible for producing an incredible number of big bass. However, as fish become conditioned there are times that a heavy jig and even a heavy dropshot will far outshine the Texas Rig. Knowing this little nuances makes all the difference and Matt and Tim aren't afraid to show you exactly how and when to make the adjustments.
Below is a breakdown of all the gear discussed in today's video. It is broken down by style to make it easier to follow along.
Jackall Archelon (Natural Profile with Gentle Kick): http://bit.ly/2uo4sN5
Reaction Innovations Sweet Beaver (Dead Action): http://bit.ly/29W3RZW
Reaction Innovations Spicy Beaver (Lively Action): http://bit.ly/2MPuma1
Reaction Innovations Kinky Beaver (Lively with Bulk): http://bit.ly/2XQ1kJ1
Strike King Rage Craw (Exaggerated kicking, large claws): http://bit.ly/2uoqsLJ
Strike King Rage Bug (Lively Action with small appendages): http://bit.ly/2aAsuiV
Berkley Power Worm 7": http://bit.ly/2ouqzSU
Zoom U-Tail Worm: http://bit.ly/2H9RnSj
Zoom Dead Ringer 6": http://bit.ly/2PcHIi0
Creature Color Selection: Black Blue Flake, Junebug, Green Pumpkin, Watermelon
Worm Color Selection: Green Pumpkin, Watermelon Seed, Watermelon Red
Hook- Gamakatsu Offset Superline 2/0 or 3/0: http://bit.ly/2ac92XG
Weight Option #1 (3/4 oz)- Miller Punch Shot: http://bit.ly/2PecRSg
Weight Option #2 (Up to 1 oz)- Reins Heavy Shot: http://bit.ly/2ZtWhBA
Weight Option #3 (All Sizes)- Zappu Sasuteki Punch Sinkers: http://bit.ly/2KVpSMj
VMC Tokyo Rig- http://bit.ly/2PtNjkf
Bobber Stop- 6th Sense Peg-X: http://bit.ly/2bHjowk
Weight- Swagger Tungsten "Paintless" Black: http://bit.ly/2NjDYtV
Skirt- Dirty Jigs Punch Skirt: http://bit.ly/2Hqyl7T
Hook- Punch Style- Owner Jungle Flippin Hook 5/0: http://bit.ly/2G5aQTk
Hook- Wide Gap Style- Owner Jungle Wide Gap 4/0: http://bit.ly/2sBsR1Z
Flippin' Jig- Tour Level No Jack: http://bit.ly/2fx8YBI
Punchin' Jig- No Jack Punch Jig: http://bit.ly/2cB4j2F
Jig Color Selection: Green Pumpkin Craw, Pay Day, Molting Craw, The Go To
Flippin' Sticks (High-end to Budget)...
-Megabass Destroyer 7'7" Bunker Buster: http://bit.ly/2wVOSbY
-Dobyns Champion Extreme 795: http://bit.ly/2ab2kRX
-Shimano Expride 7'11" XH: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL
-Shimano SLX 7'10" Heavy: http://bit.ly/2L3wppO
Shorter Crossover Rods (high-end to Budget)...
-Shimano Expride 7'3" XH: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL
-Dobyns Champion 7'3" XH 736: http://bit.ly/2abq8nl
-Zodias 7'5" Extra Heavy: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe
-Dobyns Fury 7'3" Mag Heavy: http://bit.ly/2bGvlVV
Preferred Flippin' Reels...
-Shimano Metanium DC HG: http://bit.ly/2qrSZvs
-Shimano Curado 150 DC HG: http://bit.ly/2yHtsp4
-Shimano SLX HG: http://bit.ly/2NfdOnk