Apex Flipping Reel

Ardent Apex Flipping Reel

High Strength Aluminum frame
Helical Aircraft Aluminum Gear
Carbon Fiber swept back handle
EVA grip knobs on handle
11 lb. Strike Saver Drag System
10+1 High Precision Ball Bearings
Swept back forge aluminum star drag
Weight: 5.9 oz
Buy It Now Price: $179.99



The Apex Flipping Reel is the only reel specifically engineered for flipping. Designed by #2 all-time B.A.S.S. Elite money winner and King of Flipping Denny Brauer, its ergonomic frame shape minimizes hand discomfort and maximizes efficiency. Its total reel weight of 5.9 ounces reduces arm and shoulder fatigue, and its thin arbor spool and nose design improve flipping accuracy and eliminate the need for a level wind mechanism. The aluminum frame and carbon fiber handle provide strength with reduced weight. 11 lbs. of drag combined with 10 plus 1 ball bearings and 7.3:1 gearing for right hand model and 6.5:1 gearing for left hand model deliver strong close range retrieves.

Christopher Russell
Monday, 07 January 2019
Well all I can say, it's a beast. I have the 6:5.1 ratio. It is a great piece of craftmanship. You like close quarter combat. This is the reel for you.

Peter Reginella
Tuesday, 20 November 2018
Very cool reel !!! Super smooth, easy to set up and handle. Would be nice to have a heavier duty drag but works amazing so far.
Anton Schultz
Tuesday, 30 October 2018
I really dig this reel! I got it paired with the edge 7'9 XX Heavy, its a meatstick! This reel gets beat up flipping heavy grass and pulling out big fish on the upper chesapeake bay and could not perform any better. The accuracy and control i get with the modified spool is second to none. If you flip and pitch, this one is a must have!

Mark perry
Friday, 05 October 2018
Very good reel . Very happy
Fats and very smooth. Love it 110%..
Tom Skidmore
Thursday, 06 September 2018
My go to jig reel amazing in the hands and supper smooth

Brian Higginbotham
Thursday, 06 September 2018
I have the original flipping reel and this new one is greatly improved. Keep up the good work ardent.
Christopher Allen
Sunday, 02 September 2018
I've been using the Apex flipping reel all season and I've been very well satisfied to the point that I will have one or two more in the boat next year.

Sunday, 22 July 2018
This is the best flipping and pitching reel I have every owned, its paired with the Ardent flip & pitch 7'6 . holds the perfect amount of line and has a great retrieval speed!
Thursday, 19 July 2018
Bought this in the spring and didn't take long at all to get it dialed in. Perfect for the 19 to 20 yard pitch and can even toss a swim jig out 50+ yards if wanting too

Jared LeBlue
Monday, 25 June 2018
What other word can I use for this reel but awesome. Best reel for pitching I have ever owned. The reel is light and small so it fits my hand perfectly. My accuracy with this reel is unbelievable. I recommend this reel to anyone who spends a lot of time flipping or pitching.
Saturday, 23 June 2018
Light weight, great durability, great brake system. Handles big bass like a champ! Glad I made this purchase, pair it up with a Denny Brauer 7'5 flipping rod and feel the power and sensitivity!

Wednesday, 30 May 2018
I been looking at this reel for for sometime now ,Finally broke down and bought one all I have to says is WOW !! Love it the power you have so you get the big fish out the cover and the money you save not Wasting expensive fishing line . I’m ordering 3 more
Christopher Russell
Sunday, 04 March 2018
Just got it. Man cannot wait for close quarter combat. It is a beast, of a reel. Just another fine product.

Monday, 26 February 2018
From Ohio, I just got back from Fla from bass fishing. I liked the reel, but not as much as the 700's I have.. Flipping heavy mats I prefer the no drag adjustment on the 700. The drag is good on the new flipping reel, but not as good as the 22 lbs on the old 500 and 700 series. The adjustment star seemed to stick into my hand when flipping without adjusting the handle after every pitch. The weight, and speed of the new reel is a plus! Still an awesome reel. I give it a 4, because there is always room for improvement. Awesome reels, Awesome service!
Wednesday, 14 February 2018
I bought 2 of these reels they are truly amazing! It makes flipping/pitching effortless I would recommend this reel to anyone looking for a reliable flipping reeel!

char rodriguez
Wednesday, 27 December 2017
Flat out love this reel. If are into flipping and pitching then look no further. Recommend to all.....
Will Eller
Wednesday, 20 December 2017
Great reel, smooth operation. Wonderful making those short flips, but can also cast with it. Great product, lite weight, small and powerful.

lucas a larson
Wednesday, 01 November 2017
I bought this reel excited to see what it was all about.
After using it for almost a year, I can say that I am more than pleased with the performance.
I recommend it to everyone that I talk to!
Monday, 16 October 2017
Love how smoothly I can pitch using this reel. Super light weight and very rugged construction..

John O'Farrell
Tuesday, 10 October 2017
Awesome ideal for a flipping reel,love it.Wish there was a flipping switch. Will get a couple more.
Tuesday, 10 October 2017
I have to say that I love the reels. I bought 3 elites and I love them. They are very light, durable, cast very smooth and get the fish to the boat. I wished I had bought these a lot sooner than I did. But better late than never!!

Evan Layne
Thursday, 03 August 2017
I had my reservations about these being a 6 speed reel. But let me tell you, being a lower gear ratio means you have more winching power to pull those BIGGINS out of nasty cover like punching mats or standing timber. The nose cone really does make pitching effortless with much less resistance coming from the worm drive and line guide. I normally use 8 speed reels for punching, but think about it like this: you're flipping into something very close to the boat. You jack them, then with a few cranks of the handle the fish is in the boat. Done. Head turned, game over!
Boyd Haynes
Tuesday, 25 July 2017
Ok, thank you Ardent for the Apex lefty flipping reel you have come out with. Now I have question, it was said that on line at the icast 2017 video that I can pre-order a new left handed reel at Tackle Warehouse but they have no information about it to pre-order?

Brent McNeal
Saturday, 15 July 2017
I love this reel. Drag doesn't slip and it is very smooth. Saves a ton of $$ on line too.
Zach Taylor
Monday, 26 June 2017
No left hand option. The lack of level wind causes the line to pile up, so you have to tape it down. Would prefer a much higher ratio. It is very comfortable to use, however.

Blake D
Friday, 26 May 2017
Would love if there was a left handed to
Joe Armold
Wednesday, 03 May 2017
Ardent really hit a homer with this reel it is light weight extra smooth both reeling and drag. Went out yesterday with a neighbor and he used it for a while he got an 8+ out of some thick grass and weeds. He didn't want to give it back then told him to buy his own. all in all the real is top quality as are all the Ardent reels and rods. Definitely 5 stars.