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hi guys,  i did a search and couldnt really find anything....But title says it all,  lookin for some input on favorite reel to use for flippin

thanks for any input

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I still use the old reliable Shimano Curado CU-100B and a new Curado 100D for my flipping and pitching needs. But that being said you can pretty much use any reel to flip or pitch with, that is as long as its a shimano  ;)  ::) lol

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I use the Curado's, too.

May I suggest buying either the book or video of Denny Brauer's Jig Fishing Secrets?

Excellent information about rods, reels, line, lures and pitching and flipping.

;)

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If you are going to be flippin heavy cover you should consider a reel with a strong drag system. I've checked a few reel brands at my favorite tackle store and this is what I learned about the Max-poundage of their reels

Shimano Corado - 9.5lbs

Pfluger reels - 5.5lbs

Abu Garcia Revo - 24lbs

That is why I use a Revo for Flipping and Pitching.

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ardent is coming out this month with their F500 flip-n-pitch reel, made exclusively for flippin' and pitchin'. has a number of unique features including elimination of a line guide, a super narrow spool and drag permanently locked down at 22 lbs. plus, if it matters to you, 100% american-made.

as for the revos, i believe they all feature 24 lbs. max drag except for the premiere.

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thanks guys,  thats the info i was looking for....I knew the strong drag was gonna be important but wasnt sure if a very fast retreive was a must for getting them out of the slop......I'm gonna look into the Ardent'

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for whatever crazy reason  :;), ardent doesn't have the F500 on their website yet but hop over to tackletour and click on their icast show coverage and they have a nice little preview on it. i read another preview somewhere (can't remember where) and they said they could pitch a mile with this thing.

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all my pfluegers max at 9 lbs measured on a digital scale.

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is that the Revo S, SX, STX or what?

I believe all the Revos have 24 lb drag.

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IMO, that ardent reel is a gimmick adnyour money would be beter spent elesewhere.

Pick up a Citica, Revo S, or other similarily priced reel.

I have used a Daiwa Advanage that worked great and I am currently using my Curado 200DHSV.

Just get a good solid 6.2:1 low profile reel and you will be good to go.

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is that the Revo S, SX, STX or what?

I believe all the Revos have 24 lb drag.

last night, i was thumbing through the bass pro shops 2008 summer angler catalog and it had a table for the revos showing that they all have 24 lbs. of max drag except the HS models which have 18 lbs. and the premier which "only" has 12 lbs.

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Personally, I like my left handed Quantum Accurist.  Left handed because saves having to switch hands since I flip with my right and like the Quantum because it has a flipping switch.  As far as drag, I use 65# Power Pro so I loosen it to prevent ripping the fishes mouth off or breaking the line/rod.  I also keep my thumb on the spool in case I need to have more drag pressure.

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I have a daiwa tdz bought from a member of this forum. (dang who wuzit)?  anyway, it is a leftie reel so flipping with the right hand is easy and it has the cast release button on the top of the low profile reel.   Makes flipping and pitching real easy.   Gottla love those td-z's.  They are discontinued having been replaced by the steez.  If you can find one at a good price in good condition, I suggest snapping it up.

Here it is in the type r version.  The regular is fine, looks the same except for the red. It is model 103HL,  upgraded models like this type R are still available as JDM's from Japan tackle and some other Japanese retailers.

TypeR_plusL.jpg

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