Boat Flipping Frog fish!

Want to boat flip your fish instead of using a net? Stop breaking rods! Stop hurting fish! We're going to quickly teach you how to boat flip safely and consistently. The next time you're on the water with heavy tackle and want to flip a fish, you're going to know exactly what to do! 

The technique of flipping fish into the boat instead of lipping them or using a net is very simple. Once you've learned the method you can replicate it over and over. Whether using heavy tackle and braided line or moderate tackle with mono or fluorocarbon, you can do this effectively. 

Below, we've broken down the gear we were using in this video. We're also going to include a handful of product lines from different companies that we recommend for boat flipping. Keep in mind that "higher end" tackle tends to be more brittle than "lower end" product so the key is to find the product lines that offer the best compromise of sensitivity, strength, and consistency. 

Rod- Shimano Expride 7'3" XH:
Reel- Curado 200K 7:1 Ratio:
Line- 65 lb Power Pro MaxCuatro Braided Line:
Frog- Bully Wa 2 (Little Allen Color):

Rod Lines that maximize sensitivity and strength (besides expride)...

Shimano Zodias Series:
Dobyns Fury Series:
Daiwa Tatula XT Rods:
St. Croix Avid X Rods:

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Swimbaits Part 4: Fish Care

The way the breeze felt coming across the water, the angle of the sun in the morning light, and the way that giant bass looked when she jumped next to the boat will be remembered long after your first trophy fish has been released. There is something special about catching a big bass that instantly memorialises the moment in one’s memory.
Years later you’ll look back and remember the experience like it was playing out for the very first time. When replaying those moments that last thing you want to consider is whether or not that fish survived the experience. By treating your catch with respect and care you can virtually insure that she was returned to the water safely.
There is nothing greater than watching the fish of a lifetime swim casually back to deep water and few experiences darker than watching the same fish lose it’s life before it could be set free. If you fish for trophy bass long enough the day will come when one of your catches doesn’t survive the ordeal. Speaking from my own experience, it is a sad day.
Follow these quick tips to ensure that your next bass is able to swim away in the same condition that you first found her in.

Let’s hear your thoughts. Is there something I missed? Now is your chance to chime in and share your own experiences.