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Specifically designed for effortless pitching, the Ardent F500 Flip-N-Pitch Casting Reel is easy to use and hard to break. The unique construction features a stationary Ceramic Line Eye aligned perfectly with the narrow Flip-N-Pitch Spool (equipped with line stud) to reduce line friction. Ardent felt that the stationary line eye and narrow spool versus the standard casting reel construction would provide a higher level of control and precision for the much shorter distances common to pitching and flipping.

The Ardent F500 also has the power necessary for flipping and pitching in spades, ensuring strong hooksets and powerful retrieves that can keep even the meanest bass away from trouble. The Perma-Lock Drag System is factory-set at 28 lbs., more than any conventional reel on the market. Matching power with power, the Stainless Steel Handle screwed into the Aluminum Alloy Frame won't break or bend. Five (5) Stainless Steel Ball Bearings and a 6-pin Centrifugal Brake System shore up the features in the Ardent F500.

Quickly becoming the choice for pros and amateurs alike, including the flipping master Denny Brauer and 2008 Bassmaster Classic Champion Alton Jones, Ardent prides itself on creating reels that will last for the long haul, year after year. Every reel is hand assembled and performance tested in the U.S. prior to shipment and backed by a great 3-year warranty. Ardent is the only 100% American-owned company that designs and manufactures each of its reels in the U.S.A.

Reel Specs
F500
Bearings: 5BB,1RB
Line Cap: 20/90, 25/70, 30/55
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Comments: Absolutely great reel a little noisy though, but if you love flipping & pitching this is a must have reel. I also have the F-700 and I believe this one is just as good for $30 less.

From: Justin: WA

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