A recent field-test of new Seaguar Flippin’ Lines shows they are a logical addition to this specialized technique—and deserve a strong look in any avid bass-hunter’s arsenal.
NEW LINES COMPLETE A SPECIALIZED FLIPPING ARSENAL
Techniques don’t get any more “extreme” than flipping, which is plainly evident in most “flipping specific” gear. Heavy-duty flippin’ sticks, as well as unique flippin’ baits and flippin’ jigs, have been around for many years, and all continue to evolve. Also exciting is the recent development of specialized, high-tech flipping lines, a charge that has been lead by line innovator Seaguar. Last season I had a chance to use these new high-tech lines, and can say without reservation that if you are a fan of this technique, you need to try these new lines.
Seaguar worked with Denny Brauer, considered by many the all-time master at flipping, to develop its Seaguar Flippin’ Line. The specialized line is available in both Fluorocarbon and Braided line versions; the key characteristics of both lines are strength and sensitivity, and both are critical when flipping. To maximize flipping success, you need to be able to feel everything your bait is doing, instantly, as the amount of “working line” is quite short. At the same time, you can’t sacrifice line strength, as you are dropping your bait into truly unforgiving cover: wood, sharp rocks, and, as previously stated, the heaviest, nastiest vegetation around.
SEAGUAR FLIPPIN’ LINE FIELD-TEST SHOWS SWEET PROMISE
As mentioned, I had a chance to try Seaguar’s new Flippin lines last fall, during an October trip to Kentucky Lake, and was extremely impressed. The “testing grounds” were the lake’s boat docks and stump fields, and I was able to boat many fine largemouths in the two- to three-pound class. These weren’t lunkers, but certainly big enough to whet my appetite and show these new lines are something special. Based on those results, I’ve been busy spooling up my reels with the new lines this winter, in preparation for my annual season-long, multi-state assault on all types of flipping cover throughout 2016.