PRODUCTS JUST KEEP COMING
Hello Anglers. I am becoming convinced that there are few boundaries when it come to fishermen coming up with new ideas to make the task of catching fish easier and more productive. A good example is the reel pictured with this report...The Jeane Tackle Flip-N-Pitch. I have never seen or fished with a reel which looks at all like the F-N-P. Neither have I known of a reel that was designed with the main purpose of making pinpoint short casts into heavy cover. This reel is being produced by George Jeane Sr. and Jr., owners of Jeane Tackle Company of Evans, LA. The Jeanes are seasoned tournament anglers and have carried their fair share of bags of fish to the scales. They also are part of a breed of 'thinking' anglers who function with the concept that 'good' can be made 'better'. Here's a bit of history on the Flip-N-Pitch.
After many frustrating years of conventional reels that would buckle under the stress of short-casts, power fishing techniques such as flipping & pitching, the people at Jeane Tackle knew that they had to find a better way. In addition to handling the punishment of power fishing, the angler needed a system which would also take much of the effort out of delivering the bait to the strike zone. Through numerous trial and error tests in labs such as Toledo Bend and Lake Sam Rayburn, a revolutionary concept in reel design was formed. Several features of the Flip-N-Pitch set it apart from conventional reels. The main difference is the absence of the level wind mechanism present in most baitcasting reels. By getting rid of the worm gear and pawl, the line flows smoothly with a minimum amount of friction. Also, by taking these away, much of routine upkeep is eliminated.
most obvious difference in the reel is the narrowed and unique spool design.
The 3/8 inch gap allows for greater cast control as the angler does not
need to make contact with the line during a pitch. The thumbing is done
directly to the spool surface and the reel works equally well with both
mono and braided lines. I have fished with one of these for several hours
and they are a blast to work. The reel has 4 ball bearings, 6.1 to 1 ratio
and weighs a mere 8 ozs. The reel holds 45 yds of 20 lb. test and 65 yds
of 15 lb. test. It takes a few minutes to get use to thumbing the spool
instead of the line but after that adjustment is made, you are in for
a pleasant, new angling experience. All serious anglers who Flip-N-Pitch
might want to test one of these quality reels. Jeane Tackle can be contacted
at 337-286-5093, 191 Emmit Jeane Rd, Evans, LA 70639 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
This new reel has patent pending.
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