Flipping has always been an oxymoron of sorts. It's considered to be a finesse technique, yet it requires brute strength to make it work. The finesse part comes in the presentation. You want your jig or worm to enter the water very quietly because this is close-quarters combat fishing. You need it to drop straight down to make sure you get into the sweet spot next to that pilling, bush or rock. You need heavy line because your're after big fish and you need a rod with some guts so that when you do get bit, you can literally yank it away from the cover, quickly and with authority. Punching is entirely different approach. It can require stealth at times, but when the vegetation is really thik, you have to drive a heavy Texas-rigged creature bait or plastic worm through all that just to get to the fish. That's when the front begins! As the techniques evolve and styles change, anglers have discovered they have more control and better accuracy with a fast-action rod with a more dynamic tip, especially when it comes to punching baits through heavy cover or grass. No longer made with an extension handle, these one-piece power-house rods will give you incredible sensitivity , brute strength and minimal weight, creating more positive control. They feature Fuji guides and blank-thru trigger reel seats for total control! These rods are so light, extremely powerful and incredibly sensitive! The ultimate rod for fishing heavy cover whether you flip it or punch it!