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.
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 moreKC
Just got it. Man cannot wait for close quarter combat. It is a beast, of a reel. Just another fine product.Christopher Russell
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!Bret