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7. Quivertipping is the best method for estuary bass fishing, especially where crabs are present. Little judders and plucks are registered easily, giving you a warning that your bait is being devoured systematically. 
A solid Avon tip doesn’t register a crab’s unwanted presence anywhere near so effectively. 
A bass bite is altogether different, though, a full-on slamming affair that can wrench your rod clear of the rest.
Barbel anglers will be very familiar with these ‘three foot twitches!’ 
For that reason, I prefer to use a reel with a freespool mode, to prevent the rod disappearing into the sea!