Ardent Apex Pro Casting Reels - $129.99

Weighing in at only 6.3-ounces, the Ardent Apex Pro Casting Reels deliver lightweight, tournament-caliber performance. Compact and easily palmable, the Apex Pro’s feature a rigid, high strength aluminum frame that forms a solid foundation for the inner workings of the reel. Packed with 11-bearings (12+1) as well, it delivers incredibly smooth functioning as well.

The 270-degree magnetic brake system also provides a wide range of cast control for different lures, and it's also externally adjustable for quick changes on the water.  The Deep V 6061 T6 machined aluminum spool delivers increased line capacity, while reducing weight, and the lightweight aluminum swept handle delivers excellent cranking leverage. Available in both a speedy 7.3:1 gear ratio and a powerful 5.3:1 gear ratio, the Ardent Apex Pro Casting Reels have what it takes to put you on the leaderboard.

-High Strength Aluminum frame
-Deep V 6061 T6 machined aluminum spool
-Carbon Fiber swept back handle
-270 Degree Mag Brake system
-Swept back forge aluminum star drag
-Backed by a 3-Year Warranty

Delivering lightweight tournament-caliber performance at a reasonable price, the Ardent Apex Pro Casting Reels packs a host of features and power into its compact, durable frame.

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Ardent Apex Pro Casting Reels

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Model Retrieve Gear Ratio Weight Bearings Line Capacity (Test/Yd.) Price Stock Qty
AA73RBB Right 7.3:1 6.3 10BB + 1RB 12/150, 15/125 $129.99

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Comments: This is my go to Frog, top water, jerk bait & worm and jig reel. It has held up to some solid abuse that the California Delta can throw at you & has pulled in some Giants. Ardent has really stepped up to the plate to compete and even surpass some of the high end brand reels.

From: Wes: Delta, CA 5/12/15

Comments: Very smooth reel for the money, I spooled mine up with 65lb Sufix braid and went frog fishing this reel has great speed & it's durable. I'll be buying more soon!!

From: J.B. CA 5/8/15

Comments: I am in love with my new Ardent Apex reel! I had been in love with the Lew's Tournament and still like it, but I am switching my reels over to the new Apex. Better, longer, easier casting, smooth operation, lighter weight, and love the black matt finish.

From: Eric: Rock Island, TN 12/15/14

Comments: While this reel looks, feels and I am sure will perform as my other Ardent reels do, I was very disappointed that it had that odious sticker 'Made In China' on the reel foot.  I have chosen Ardent reels in the past due in large part to their being made 100% in the U.S.A. Which, sadly, is no longer true.

From: Fred: Asheville, NC 11/1/14

Comments: This is the best reel on the market. Extremely light weight and casts a mile. I have changed over to an avid Ardent user and absolutely love these reels. Easy to use, dial in and handles any battle with that big fish like a champ!

From: Ryan: Sumter, SC 10/7/14

Comments: its the perfect reel for ther tournament fisher like me whos a younger bass angler im 14 so i cant afford like the daiwa steez but this gets the job done and more and its made in the us if im not mistaken so its a win

From: Eric: usa maryland frederck

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