If you’re anything like us, a little rain doesn’t stop you from hitting the lake in search of big bass. The only real problem is finding a foul-weather gear that doesn’t push us into a foul mood because it fails to deliver on the promise of keeping us warm and dry. We just stumbled upon a review on one of our favorite sites, Tackle Tour. Simms ProDry Rain Jacket is exactly the kind of gear that can make the difference in how productive you can be on the water.
If you’re having trouble keeping warm and dry while hunting big bass, take a look at this great new product from Simms!
Everything is better when you have someone to share it with. It is a tried and true belief and it doesn’t get any more true when it comes to fishing.
Over the last few years, like a lot of social past times, Fishing Clubs have been hard hit by the economy. If recent news is to be believed, the light is appearing at the end of the tunnel and the economy seems to be getting healthier.
We’ve got a ragtag group of fishermen who are big supporters of Flippin The Bird who have weathered the storm and are looking to increase their memberships in 2013. It seems that lots of people are returning to their fishing clubs and if this recent article in the Tennessean is to be believed, some bass clubs are also pushing for new members in 2013.
We can’t think of a better way to spend time with friends than with a fishing pole in hand and a Flippin The Bird topwater lure at the end of the line, coaxing bigger bass out of your local lakes. Heck, all you need is 8 other friends in your club and you can all pitch in and get a 9 pack of birds for just $85!
As we proceed to the beginning of the tournament season, many anglers will encounter the first competition primarily focused on the prespawn and staging fish. This typically means fish are leaving their winter haunts to press the shallows and feed before entering the spawn.
For the tidal Potomac, this typically means fish are locating themselves in the mouths of large bays that contains spawning grounds focusing on emerging new grass growth that houses an abundance of valuable nutrients.This time of year is typically when the largest weights are weighed in on this famous river as large school of large females are much easier to target based upon the quality and quantity of grass that is available for cover relatively close to zoned off or protected spawning areas.
Once found, you will not be alone this time of the year. Typically, along with constant large weights are large amounts of boats flocking “community” holes which creates a scenario frequently seen on the Potomac, boats on top of boats. The key to success this time of year to separate yourself from other anglers is to offer baits that are slightly different then every other lure buzzing by the bass’s lateral line.
Silence can be deadly, less can be more. My opinion to getting the bigger bites needed to out gun the competitions can be achieved by using the most natural approach possible. Lures such as swim jigs, which emit a more natural presentation without all the flash and rattling offer bass a slightly different temptation. Regardless of water clarity, for the most part, swim jigs offer a deadly combination of natural presentation, a natural vibration to the lateral line, and fishibility in heavy cover that is unmatched by other lures.
My preferences are a Dirty Jigs swim jig, along with home made J&J jigs, paired with an MHX Mountaineer Custom rod 7 foot, medium heavy, with 14lb Gamma Edge. This combination gives me the most confidence in offering a distinctly different lure to bass in the grass in prespawn situations.The use of a highly sensitive rod from Mountaineer, matched with the superior quality of Gamma Edge allows for the slightest strikes to be noticed when creating a reaction strike within the grass which hold the large schools of bass. The best areas for these swim jigs this time of year to have the best chance at a larger fish is to located deeper grass concentrations or grass adjacent to shell beds. Small J&J Jigs and Dirty Jigs paired with the correct trailers offer the natural and best presentation in my personal opinion. Give it a try, and let me know how it works for you on your body of water! Tight lines.
Flip In The Bird Press: Bass Masters Must Have Bait for 2013! Find what BassMaster Magazine has already found out. To catch bigger bass on top water, The Bird is your answer!
The most common question people ask about Flip In The Bird is, “Does Flip In The Bird work?” We decided that the second best way to convince you to try the most innovative topwater lure for bass you’ll ever find is by showing you just how successful it can be. Here’s a video montage of bass fishing enthusiasts catching bass by the boatload with Flip in The Bird. Oh, and if you’re wondering what the very best way to convince you to try Flip In The Bird is… that would be our money-back guarantee!
You can find Red-winged Blackbirds in the breeding season by looking for cattail marshes and other fisheries, or simply by watching telephone wires on a drive through the country, which wont help you with landing a fish of course. Where there’s standing water and vegetation, Red-winged Blackbirds are likely to be one of the most common birds you see and of course hear around places bass dwell.
Catching bigger bass on the top water is the most exciting way to fish. The anticipation, the swirl, and of course the mighty explosion that makes even most avid anglers heart skip a beat. Having the right lure for the right condition and environment can prove to be a challenge. So having a bait that mimics the natural wild life and food bass eat is crucial. Having a natural looking top water lure is imperative. That is where “The Bird” comes into play.
The Map shows us where the Red Winged Black Bird will be during most times of the year. One of the reasons why we sell more red winged black birds is because of this fact, that red winged black birds are the most common species of birds that reside around US fisheries. In turn we see more anglers landing biguns on the Red Winged then any other lure we make. This does not mean that you should only have one color however. For instance in the Clear lake region of California we see both the Red Winged and Yellow headed, this is way we create several colors that “match the hatch”
Bass Eat Birds. The most important reason for creating this bait was from our revelations of how bass would come out of the water to kill its pray. After finding a bird literally in a large mouth bass we decided to start the Flip In The Bird Lure journey.
The Bird is fun to fish. Play distressed bird, twitch left then right, and a 5 sec dead stick, or throw it over a limb and tease the water. Fish it, have fun and “match the hatch”
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For more than 2 decades Bass Professional Guide Service has been assisting anglers ply the waters of Stick Marsh / Farm 13 in Fellsmere, Florida in search of huge Florida strain largemouth bass. In August of 2007 Master Guide Hugh Crumpler, retired and Capt. Dean Herdman took the wheel and continues to help anglers experience the thrill of big time bass fishing.
It is our mission to provide you with a fun, exciting and memorable fishing excursion on one of Florida’s finest and most pristine fisheries. Whether you are looking for that elusive double digit lunker or simply want a relaxing day on the water to leave your busy life behind for a while, Bass Professional Guide Service is here to help. Every effort is made to ensure a high quality experience. No matter if you are an expert or a novice we make you feel like a pro.
Flip in The Bird has some very realistic bird imitations to try which is awesome if you’re fishing a lake that has baby birds nesting close to the water and you’re looking to match the hatch. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen bass jumping out of the water trying to catch a bird close to the surface.
Pros: It is a very realistic looking lure with a great weedless hook system that did great for my field test review. I found the Bird to be very durable after catching over 20 bass. The tail and wings were still intact and the hooks did not bury into the sides of the bait. Also, I was very impressed with how well this bass bait flew in the air on each cast.
Cons: After a one day field test review I could not find anything wrong with the Bird. This was a first for me.
We have been enjoying seeing so many young anglers getting a rush out of using The Bird. The Teens seem to have a great understanding of how fish think, and they are not jaded by years of crappy baits being shoved down their throats, luckily for us and them they found Flip In The Bird which will give them a true measuring stick to future top water baits they may use in the future.
Manson with Flip In The Bird 5/31/2012
Flip In The Bird, manufacturer of the bird-imitation topwater lure, has added Bassmaster Elite Series angler Travis Manson to its pro staff.
“We at Flip In The Bird are honored and thrilled to have Travis Manson as our new Elite Series pro,” company co-owners Sam Kennedy and Dan Pirofalo said in a press release. “We wanted to find someone to represent Flip In The Bird Lure Co. who, like us, is up and coming, has strong integrity and a will to succeed. We took the time in choosing Travis because we can clearly see he will genuinely represent us with the same bedrock principles we are building our company on.”
Said Manson: “I am excited to be working with this great company. Flip In The Bird is a unique topwater that is unlike any other. I’ve had a chance to throw the bait here in Wisconsin and look forward to having it in my arsenal around the country.”
Professional Angler/Service & Product Promoter
- 13 Years of Professional Angler Experience
- COO at The Diamond House Group™ llc
- Musician/Co-founder at More Than Music Entertainment Group LLC
Tennessee State University
Look what i got for my birthday!
The Newest addition to the bird team. Lindsay hunts , fishes,loves the outdoors. She is studying to be a Veterinarian, and has a knack for all things sporting! Our Flip In The Bird Girl is the real deal. Do not let her looks fool you, she is smart as a whip and can yield a 12 gauge NO problem.