Ardent Apex Tournament Casting Reels

Delivering lightweight, palmable performance with plenty of power to boot, the new Ardent Apex Tournament Casting Reels offer quality performance at a great price. Loaded with nine ball bearings (8+1) within their high strength aluminum frames, they deliver consistently smooth casts and retrieves and are also backed by a 3-year warranty. The Deep V 6061 T6 machined aluminum spool helps reduce weight and provides increased line capacity, while the externally adjustable 270-degree magnetic braking system allows you to easily adjust cast control for any situation. Perfect for the tournament angler on a budget, check out the new Ardent Apex Tournament Casting Reels. You won’t be disappointed.

-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

2 Model Options

Model Retrieve Gear Ratio Weight Bearings Line Cap. (Test/Yd.) Stock Price Qty
AA65LBC Left 6.5:1 6.3 8BB + 1RB 12/150, 15/125 In Stock: 3+ $99.99
AA65RBC Right 6.5:1 6.3 8BB + 1RB 12/150, 15/125 In Stock: 3+ $99.99

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Customer Reviews

Comments: I love this reel.  Casts a mile and very smooth.  I fish with these and the 13 fishing inception and for me this reel casts about 50% further than the inception.  I currently use this for my top water applications and also for my spinner baits.  I will be adding more!

From: Josh: Canyon Lake, CA 2/19/17

Comments: So I went out fishing for smaller bay bass & I have this paired up to a Medium Heavy G. Loomis. I was having fun catching them then I hooked something big. After a 15 minute battle I landed a 15lb Bat Ray. It may not seem like much but it was a great fight. I am amazed by the strength of this reel, how much line it holds & how smooth it is. After several bay trips & a year of freshwater fishing it is still super smooth. I am about to buy one of the magnums for my swim bait rod.

From: Brian: San Diego, CA 6/28/16

Comments: Best reel  I've ever used, and I've been fishing tourneys since 1988, I used to use another brand, until they got bought out and went down hill from there, since then I've been searching for a another brand, there was a few I liked OK, but when I tried the Ardent tourney reel the smoothness and long cast you make blew the rest away. I have now found the reel I will be using exclusively, I just purchased an Elite and will be replacing all my rods with Ardents, love them!

From: Ken: ME 6/7/16

Comments: Amazing reel for the money. I have used other reels in the same price range and the Ardent Apex Tournament beats them hands down. I've used it to pull 14"-19" SMB off of their beds and the drag was as smooth as butter. The brake is great, I've never had to turn it past 3/4 of the way up. Great reel for the money.

From: Pryce: Mercer, WI 7/6/15

Comments: For $100 this thing takes some absolute punishment and handles it with ease. I could easily put this on any rod in my arsenal & be completely satisfied. I mainly use it for crankin, spinnerbaits & slop rodding

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

Comments: Best Reel ever designed for fishing shallow grassy lakes like Lake Okeechobee. These reels cast a mile and are under 6 oz..super light & what I like most about these reels is the THREE YEARS OF WARRANTY. ARDENT reels hold up & withstand the brutality & strength of Okeechobee bass they can withstand any fish anywhere else in this country. 

From: Bassin Bobby: Boca Raton, FL 4/22/15

Comments: I love my Ardent Apex Tournament casting reel. I feel these reels are worth twice as much as they charge! The Tournament casting reel has a fast retrieve so I use these for all my soft plastics and jigs. High quality, light, balanced & dependable. Using them makes me feel like they will last forever & the warranty they have means they stand behind them!

From: Joe: Three Rivers, MI 4/9/15

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