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Re: Punch Shotting
« Reply #15 on: September 10, 2018, 04:08:04 PM »
How to you secure the drop shot weight to the wire?
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Re: Punch Shotting
« Reply #16 on: September 10, 2018, 08:23:49 PM »
I have stuff that I could make one of these rigs out of as well. I think I am going to try it. So @Brazzy You seem to like it for flipping? I don't punch, I dont have any rods that I can really do it with. But I love Flipping and Pitching. Also, what kind of line are you running with it. Id assume its just your regular flipping and pitching setup, but just curious. Thanks!

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Re: Punch Shotting
« Reply #17 on: September 11, 2018, 09:51:26 AM »
Ike shows the rig in this video.


Curt, here's the one i made. The first one i used an old buzzbait for the wire, only problem is the wire is thick so it's hard to bend. The others i made i had some wire that's easier to bend.


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Re: Punch Shotting
« Reply #18 on: September 11, 2018, 09:59:38 AM »
Thanks guys! Lots of great info here in this thread  :nod:

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Re: Punch Shotting
« Reply #19 on: September 11, 2018, 11:26:27 AM »
Hi Metz.  Yeah the set up is my typical light flipping set up. So Med-Hvy 7'6" throwing 20lb AbrazX fluoro. I haven't had to punch mats with it yet, but am looking forward to it. In that case I would use my 8' Hvy with 65lb braid. So far I have just been flipping with it on my normal set up.

and that Ike video is pretty good. I saw it when he posted it and. He did an hour long seminar on it for Bass U and thats what really turned me on to it. He's been a huge advocate for it since his trip to Japan a couple years ago. Now with VMC coming out with the rig at Icast a lot of guys are coming out of the wood work saying its something they have been using for a couple years and now the cat is out of the bag. What really got me going was at Icast Feider had mentioned that the guys back in Minnesota that within a year this will completely replace the Texas rig for flipping milfoil. Being a HUGE fan of flipping milfoil for smallies I wanted to make sure I had this technique down before I head out to Candlewood at the end of this month. I cannot wait to throw this in that milfoil.
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Re: Punch Shotting
« Reply #20 on: October 09, 2018, 11:34:57 AM »
Another group asked me to do a video on it so I did. Nothing special, but just a quick run through of the set up and how to use it.


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Re: Punch Shotting
« Reply #21 on: October 09, 2018, 06:46:41 PM »
Awesome! I am going to have one tied on for a tourney this weekend. I will be flipping a decent amount of coon tail. I made one out of a bullet weight and some through wire I got from Lure parts online. I am curious if I can get anything on one.

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Re: Punch Shotting
« Reply #22 on: October 09, 2018, 07:33:21 PM »
Good luck! My only thing is dont force it. The Texas rig still has a place (and always will). So if you have a soft, slimey, weedy, or mucky bottom give it a try.
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Re: Punch Shotting
« Reply #23 on: October 09, 2018, 07:38:01 PM »
Also... right after the video...

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Re: Punch Shotting
« Reply #24 on: October 09, 2018, 09:59:51 PM »
@Brazzy  I got the fish in my avatar on a texas rig at where I am fishing the tourney this coming weekend. Well, a kind of texas rig. I am going to be flipping a punch shot around to change up the profile of a regular texas rig. I am hoping My buddy and I found a spot where we can get a limit together. I had 2 fish over in this one spot. Water and weather conditions may be different, but coontail and rip rap are usually pretty good for fish!