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My flippin' reel has fell apart after 15 years. Time to replace. But I've noticed that reels with flippin' switches are almost extinct. I reckon guys are just using standard baitcasters and applying their thumbs. Which reel are you using? Thanks.

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I use a Daiwa Viento for alot of my flipping and pitching. I really like it and the twitching bar adds a nice action to lots of different baits.

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99% of my flipping/pitching is done with either a Citica 201E or a Chronarch 101B. I'm a Shimano guy so I'd look in their lineup for a new flipping/pitching reel but I'll also add that Daiwa makes great gear as well. Also two of my fishing buddies flip/pitch with Quantums and I've never seen them have any issues with their reels either.

 

There are lots of good choices out there for you to consider, just have to figure out which one suits you best.  

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1. Zillion Type R

2. Zillion 50th Anniversary edition

3. Daiwa T3 high Speed

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Zillion 7:1:1 but I just picked up a Tatula R in 8:1:1 to replace it with

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I have 2 shimano castaic,that ive been using for about 10yrs. I would like to find another just to have on hand. Most of my reels are ABU or PQ, but these are just for pitchin,flippin

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Well you didn't specify a price, I merely mentioned what I use.

Also, I not a tourney guy but I am a leisure fisherman.

Lastly, zillions can be had for much than their MSRP which isn't $500 anyways. I see used but great shape zillions going for between $150-200.

If you want some suggestions for a lower price. I would go with

1. Lews super duty

2. Lews tournament Mg

3. Revo Stx

4. Daiwa Tatula

5. Shimano Chronarch E

All of these are moderately priced, have high gear ratio options and a strong drag

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Revo Premiers (heavy stuff)  Revo MGX's (light stuff) but as of late I have been buying some old Team Daiwa X's and Z's with the clutch trigger on top and cleaning them up and replacing the bearings. Great reels and easy to work on, but ugly as can be. You can tune one up and make it better than new for around $150-$175 with bearings and a carbon fiber handle and a good cleaning.

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$500 reel (Zillion) - no way. I appreciate the reply - but I'm no tourney guy and "I" have to pay this bill. I can't see any leisure bass fisherman shelling out $500 for a reel.

I'm not a tournament angler either except for a local club which has maybe 50 boats tops. Very small compared to a Tx club that has 150 boats or more. I pay cash for all my gear. I don't own a credit card. Also the zillion is a $200 used reel which is not much more then a curado,chronarch,Lews TP or similar. It's also a proven workhorse reel that will last years and years. Plus it' can be upgraded if you choose to do so. Honestly it's right about what most leisure fisherman spend on a reel.

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I'd say any highspeed reel with good drag really.

 

Revos have 20# of drag. So an 7.1:1 SX or STX would work.

Or try the Pinnacles with the flipping button (engages the spool just by pressing)

Or even the Ardent F700 Denny Brauer Flip/Pitch Reel.

 

All these reels are under 200$

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I switched some of my flipping reels to the T3-B when TW had them for 125, I went with the 8:1 ratio and upgraded the bearing with hawgtech spool bearings. these seem to be great reels for pitching lighter baits, the reels I use for moderate to heavy jigs and rigs is the lews tournament MG and the quantum kinetic both with the HT bearings. 

 

Mitch

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I have 2 shimano castaic,that ive been using for about 10yrs. I would like to find another just to have on hand. Most of my reels are ABU or PQ, but these are just for pitchin,flippin

 

Yep - old school Castaics is what I use. Still, in my mind, one of the best design ideas ever put on a reel.

 

-T9

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You could consider the quantum accurist. It has a flippin switch. I have been looking at that one the revo s, or the lews bb-1 speed spool. Of those only the accurist has the flippin switch.

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I use the Daiwa T3-B as well.  It's perfect for this, IMO.  You cast and engage the spool with one hand. Brilliant!  Still on clearance last time I checked.  I suggest you look at the newer T-Wing Daiwa, the Tatula, though.  They went back to a more traditional frame.

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2 BPS Pro Qualifiers 7.1:1 lefty. 

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I pitch with every reel I own. I flip with a Revo STX

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Ok, glad I found this thread, because I was getting ready to be that guy and post first, without searching.

 

But, I have an old never used Shimano 200SF Castic, which seems to be heavy at 8.6oz. or I am thinking about going to a Gen 3 Revo STX with the 8 to 1 and 20# drag.  I have never flipped before (just put in a good size order at TW to remedy that).  Granted, I am a Curado 200E guy.  I have  Powell Endurance 775 for flipping.  Any quick recommendations?  Thanks everyone!

 

Wdy

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