Need help Looking for a baitcasting reel with flipping switch

  • trumar
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    Rochester, Mn
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    #1635743

    I am looking for advice on buying a baitcaster with a flipping switch,dont need a high speed one tho,must hold up to trolling for Walleyes. No need to brake the bank on cost either !

    TIA Jeff

    munchy
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    #1635745

    You wouldn’t happen to be a lefty?

    trumar
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    Rochester, Mn
    Posts: 5967
    #1635750

    You wouldn’t happen to be a lefty?

    I reel with my right hand on this style reel

    munchy
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    #1635760

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>Munchy wrote:</div>
    You wouldn’t happen to be a lefty?

    I reel with my right hand on this stlye reel

    Okay, I have a couple left handed Cabelas Prodigys with a flippin switch I’m no longer using. They are decent reels for your needs. I don’t know if they still make them however.

    trumar
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    Rochester, Mn
    Posts: 5967
    #1635762

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>trumar wrote:</div>

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>Munchy wrote:</div>
    You wouldn’t happen to be a lefty?

    I reel with my hand on this stlye reel

    Which hand??

    Opps sorry .lol right hand

    munchy
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    #1635763

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>Munchy wrote:</div>

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>trumar wrote:</div>

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>Munchy wrote:</div>
    You wouldn’t happen to be a lefty?

    I reel with my hand on this stlye reel

    Which hand??

    Opps sorry .lol right hand

    I saw you edited as I was replying. See my edited reply above.

    Gary Sanders
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    Lake Wisconsin
    Posts: 434
    #1635766

    http://www.basspro.com/Quantum-Accurist-PT-Baitcast-Reel/product/1310170640261/

    Abu Garcia stopped making the budget friendly Silver Max with the flippin’ switch. Still make the Silver Max, just without the flippin’ option. I went around and bought up the leftover inventory at my area stores a few months ago. I also picked up four of these:
    http://www.basspro.com/Quantum-Accurist-PT-Baitcast-Reel/product/1310170640261/

    I’ve got about a dozen now as they are a big part of my fishing program, but suspect you won’t be able to get the Flippin’ switch on anything much longer as it was explained to me “they just don’t get used by anyone other than walleye fishermen anymore”. I could get about two years heavy use out of a Silver Max before it got tossed in the broken reels/parts box, but the Quantum Accurist seem like they are a grade higher in quality for sure – also almost 2x the cost.

    trumar
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    Rochester, Mn
    Posts: 5967
    #1635778

    Munchy, do you reel with right hand with those reels ?

    Pm me if need to

    Thanks Jeff

    munchy
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    #1635786

    Munchy, do you reel with right hand with those reels ?

    Pm me if need to

    Thanks Jeff

    No, Palm with the right hand, reel handle with left. I bought them when I broke my wrist about 10 years ago and couldn’t support a rod with my left hand for over year.

    trumar
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    Rochester, Mn
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    #1635789

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>trumar wrote:</div>
    Munchy, do you reel with right hand with those reels ?

    Pm me if need to

    Thanks Jeff

    No, Palm with the right hand, reel handle with left. I bought them when I broke my wrist about 10 years ago and couldn’t support a rod with my left hand for over year.

    Bummer !

    Fife
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    Ramsey, MN
    Posts: 3986
    #1635791

    Quantum accurists. I have a couple older and new model that are holding up well. I also have a silver max that works but I don’t like the drag system. They just got rid of the flippin switch.

    boone
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    Woodbury, MN
    Posts: 887
    #1635857

    I currently have a Quantum Accurist and a Quantum Energy, both of which are a couple of years old. Both have the flipping switch. They’ve been good reels for me.

    zooks
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    #1635868

    Hadn’t heard that about the Silver Max so I looked on the Abu website, they’re showing the reel with a “Rocket Clutch for one-handed operation”. They have both left and right handed reels in stock direct from the warehouse, might be worth the shipping cost to give it a test run. Hope this helps, good luck.

    http://www.abugarcia.com/abugarcia-reels-baitcast-reels-low-profile/abu-garcia-silver-max-low-profile/1373564.html#start=10

    Rocket Clutch allows for one handed operation

    The latest generation of the Silver Max baitcast reel series incorporates updated styling with advanced ergonomics. Notable advancements include a new Rocket clutch mechanism that gives anglers the ability to engage/disengage the spool with one hand. This feature eliminates the need for anglers to turn the handle for engagement and is perfect for pitching, flipping or back trolling fishing techniques.

    Gary Sanders
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    Lake Wisconsin
    Posts: 434
    #1635886

    Sure enough, flippin’ feature is not gone, just changed to having to hit two different buttons – thumb bar to disengage, that pops up a button where the flippin’ switch used to be, then you have to move your thumb over to push that button back down to reengage the spool. A little cumbersome, but at the $60 price point, may be worth it to try and get used to it. I see backlashes happening to some folks taking their thumb off the spool when disengaged though…

    Tim J
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    Duluth, MN
    Posts: 539
    #1635947

    @munchy, I’d be happy to take those reels of your hands if you don’t use need them anymore. PM and we can work something out.

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