Flipping and Punching | Everything You Need To Know!

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.

Creature Baits...

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

Plastic Worms...

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

Dropshot Components...

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


Texas-Rig Components...

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


Jig Variations...

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

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Reel Adjustment Tricks That Actually Make A Difference!

Wonder why you can't skip, flip, or make long casts? Learn how good fishermen are actually adjusting their reels. Matt explains the "traditional" method of reel adjustment but follows it up with real tips on how he tunes his reels so he can cast farther and fish cover more effectively. 

Why do the pros cast so effectively? Why can they skip and flip into tight spots but when you try you get backlash after backlash? Some of it is time on the water but some of it is reel adjustment. If you loosen everything up and learn to control the spool with your thumb you will become a much more effective fisherman. 

Gear Shown in this video...
Shimano Zodias MH Casting Rod: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe
Shimano Citica Reel: http://bit.ly/2dWFHA4

Shimano 6'10" Medium Expride: http://bit.ly/2czPlZl
Shimano Chronarch MGL: http://bit.ly/2n8DghB

Matt's Favorite Braided Line: http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji
Matt's Favorite Leader Material: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9