I am far from an expert on any fishing topic, particularly when it comes to flipping heavy cover. I have only just recently acquired a rod and reel, for this purpose, and the appropriate terminal tackle. My total "flipping heavy cover" experience totals about 8hrs, so I am not qualified to teach you about this topic. I would rather share with you what I have learnt over the last 2 weeks and hopefully you can get something valuable out of it.
It started at basswarehouse a few weeks ago when Bryan Leppan introduced me to the flipping bait that started it all: the sweet beaver. After seeing his excitement and watching a few videos I rigged up a new setup and was ready to go. Since then I have had 2 fishing sessions at Inanda dam and caught numerous fish over a kilo with the biggest being 2,3kg. I have also seen 50lb Braid break twice and had some tugs which could only be from large and very powerful bass. The strange part is that most of these fish were biting midday in blazing heat, when nothing else was working. So whats the secret? If there was a book called bass fishing for dummies (there probably is), this should be in the first chapter! With the right gear, anyone can do it!