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High speed reel, 7.1 or faster

Good drag system

These along with being well built with a aluminum frame, gears etc. Flippin and pitchin are gonna be the hardest techniques on your equipment so you have to make sure your equipment is beefy enough to handle it. :)

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High speed reel, 7.1 or faster

Good drag system

These along with being well built with a aluminum frame, gears etc. Flippin and pitchin are gonna be the hardest techniques on your equipment so you have to make sure your equipment is beefy enough to handle it. :)

Look into a chronarch...A little expensive, but it is worth it.

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I've been looking at the Ardent F700 or F500.They seem pretty rugged and they're made in the U.S.A.

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    Im using the Revo's for everything, but flipping was the reason I changed to begin with. The drag is second to none. For what its worth I used to use Curado's and Chronarch's and they dont compare. Drag slipping issue's are no longer a problem with the Revo. Even the Revo S is a great reel and very reasonable in price.

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IN addition to high speed, smooth/strong drag, build quality mentioned above, overall lightweight and a quick spool start up (helps pitching lightrer baits).

I have revos, bps, etc, etc. And a tuned E7 is just about perfect for what I want in a flip/pitch reel. The light weight and palmabilty are big pluses.Factor in price and its very tough to beat.

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I agree with most of what's posted here....aluminum frame, fast retrieve, good drag, flippin switch (i.e. one-handed engagement of the spool).

The Ardent F-700 meets all those criteria, as does the Quantum Accurist PT.  The Diawa Viento seems like a good choice also...I haven't used one, but the twitchin bar seems pretty neat. Being able to do a one handed retrieve could be very useful at times....

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At this moment, I have LH Revo STX 7.1:1. Like others have mentioned, you can't beat the +20# drag. I use LH reels all the time. I know a lot of RH pro's switch to LH reels when they flip to minimize errors in hand-to-hand combat. The Revos are versatile and I find myself switching reels with rods, looking for that perfect combination or to match a techniuqe.

Looking at the specs, Ardents are a close second. If Ardent offered LH versions, I would buy one. The only down/upside is it is a dedicated flippin reel by design.   

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Im using the Revo's for everything, but flipping was the reason I changed to begin with. The drag is second to none. For what its worth I used to use Curado's and Chronarch's and they dont compare. Drag slipping issue's are no longer a problem with the Revo. Even the Revo S is a great reel and very reasonable in price.

Never had a problem with my drag slippin, but I don't flip anything close to what you Californians do. I also have a Revo SX and ABSOLUTELY love it....I dont want to say it, but its probably the smoothest reel Ive ever used, and im a Shimano guy :-/

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what do you look for in a flippin/pitchin reel? any recommendations?

Looks like this:

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