The first thing bass anglers could do better is get closer to the cover. Yes, ample distance is sometimes required for spooky bass, but the main intention of flipping and pitching is getting close, letting out roughly no more than 30 feet of line. Sure, good pitches can be attained from a greater distances, but can the task be completed as accurately over and over for hours at a time, at say, 50 feet? Probably not. Keeping a greater distance from the cover while trying to flip and pitch introduces a slew of other bite-deterring variables. These all become exacerbated as a day unfolds. Things like arm fatigue reduce accuracy, lack of hook set power causes misses, loud lure entries can spook bass, and even an angler's visualization of the bass's exit strategy from the cover can become reduced. Ultimately, whatever potential bite-enhancing factors are complemented by being at a distance quickly become trumped by the advantages of getting up close and personal.