"Casting Reels"&"Pitching & Flipping"

Discussion in 'Bass Fishing' started by shania, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. shania

    shania New Member

    San Leandro, Ca
    Good Morning Everyone,
    I'm going to try some new (to me a lease) things this season:
    The first thing is "Pitching & Flipping" for Bass
    and the other thing is fishing with a "Casting Reel" when doing so.
    I'm not new to this - but I've use a spinning reel all of my life & as you may or may not know - I like to learn new things & I would like to hear some members views of both.
    (Good & Bad)


    Bert (Shania)
  2. Catfishboy1995

    Catfishboy1995 New Member

    Council Bluffs
    I do pitching and flipping but i have to say i pitch more...And it isnt that hard if you back off your brake alot and keep your thumb ready...Try it in the grass untill your able to watch your lure and stop the spool at the same time keep your eyes on the lure..or your asking for a backlash!!!..I tried it for the first time on the water and got fish while undoing my backlashes and missed the fish...I got backlashes because i wanst watching my lure hitt the water...

    Hope this helps!!

  3. Waterbug

    Waterbug New Member

    Pitch'in a jig up under a tree, letting in fall, and having a hawg suck it in is awesome.

    The key to success here is practice. If you can cast a baitcaster without a bird's nest that's great. Get ready to backlash your reel doing this. Just know it's going to happen; it has happened to everyone learning to pitch their lure up under stuff.

    A couple of tips:
    1. once you have pitched your lure into the water practice free spooling the line out so that your lure can free fall straight down. Some folks pitch the lure and immediately turn the reel handle locking the spool. This causes the line to be tight so that your lure will fall at an angle back toward you.
    2. Pay particularly close attention to your line - especially in cold water. Many times the bite will come very softly. Often you will notice line movement during a subtle bite before you can feel anything through the rod.

    This is a productive way to fish; just keep after it and I bet you'll hook into a bucket mouth in no time.
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2010
  4. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

    Montgomery, Alabama
    Shania you is going to have fun, I have fun using my baitcasters for Bass fishing.
  5. Jeremy Sheffey

    Jeremy Sheffey New Member

    Columbus, Ohio
    diawa and many others make baitcasters with a button designed for flipping and pitching. it allows you to press the button as you pitch and when you release the button it stops the spool. it kinda acts like a spin-cast reel. once you get used to it and have the break set correctly along with the magnets, it really is a easy way to do it. i prefer a baitcaster in most situations to a spinning real.
  6. shania

    shania New Member

    San Leandro, Ca
    Well - I think that I'm ready to get it a shot :soldier: - I got some new toys to play with the next time I get out on the water:
    (check them out)





    OK - "Lets do this"!