How Many??

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by whisker maniac, Aug 1, 2008.

  1. whisker maniac

    whisker maniac New Member

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    How many old or retired bass fishermen that we have here use their old flippin rods as catfish poles??
     
  2. zeboman

    zeboman New Member

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    I don`t even know what a flippin` rod is. LOL
     

  3. Katmandeux

    Katmandeux New Member

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    I'm not a bass guy, but I have a flippin' pole:smile2: that I bought, cuz I thought it would be great for cats. Other than the material it's made of, I can't tell a bit of difference between it and my Berkley E-Cat #1.

    IMO, this whole species specific business has been hugely oversold. Up to a point, a fish is a fish.
     
  4. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    I have three flipping sticks and have used them before to catfish. Lots of backbone and sensitive tip.
     
  5. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    Not here,I got poles that I only use specifically for the species targeted . By the way,I dont even own a flippin stick. I just have two IM 6 graphite 6' rods I use for bass,one in a med and one in a m/h action.
     
  6. ozzy

    ozzy New Member

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    I fish for channels so I use my bass rods for them also. I semi-retired my spinning gear for the moment.
     
  7. poisonpits

    poisonpits Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    johnnie
    ihave 2 fliping poles that i use for channels and small flats.when i go to the big river they dont make the cut.
     
  8. germanmudfish

    germanmudfish New Member

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    Very good point. I am constantly looking for a deal on rods and have begun looking strictly at the lure and line weight the rod is designed for and then trying to figure out how far I could pust it. With the new teenager in the house, it is hard to find the money for the gear and the bait, but I am learning a lot here and will soon not need to purchase bait anymore. Time it is the only resource that I can not seem to manage properly to get to the water. One more week, we will be moved and the rest of that Greek crowd can leave me alone for a minute then I will be drowning and cutting bait. Yipppeeeee.
     
  9. fishstick

    fishstick New Member

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    i have a 7 1/2 ft flippin rod i use when i fish dip bait for eaters. my go to rods for drifting is a 6'3" xhvy musky rod from basspro