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by jody only
Story & Photos
from the Father of Flippin’
Fishermen’s questions and Thomas’ answers follow: How far do you keep your flippin’ bait away from the trolling motor when you’re fishing so you don’t spook the fish? i would say probably 12- to 15-feet is what the average is. it’s just a good long flip and my rod’s 8-foot long and i will put out another 14-foot at the end of the rod.
Was it longer when you were tule dippin’? No, it’s a little closer. i might add to that - it’s not so much how far away from the trolling motor you get, it is how you run the trolling motor that is the key. try to pick a speed so that when you’re
he popularity of the two part series with the Father of Flippin’ dee Thomas was overwhelming and after their publication, i started to hear, “Next time you see dee, ask him...” in response to the requests for specific questions, WesternBass. com asked Mr. Thomas if he would be willing to field a few of the fishing questions that the West Coast anglers had for him. The fishing icon agreed and after a weekend on the water, he settled in on the back porch, pups at his feet and began to enlighten the readers on some of the things he has learned, lived through and experienced in his half century in the sport.