Apex Grand

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Apex Grand Baitcaster
Apex Grand Baitcaster
Apex Grand Baitcaster
Apex Grand Baitcaster
Apex Grand Baitcaster

High Strength Aluminum frame
Deep V 6061 T6 machined aluminum spool
Carbon Fiber swept back handle
EVA grip knobs on handle
270 Degree Mag Brake system
Internal Centrifugal Brakes
12+1 Ball Bearing
Swept back forge aluminum star drag
Weight: 5.9 oz
Line Capacity 150 Yards - 12 lb
Buy It Now Price: $229.99


The Apex Grand gives you superior on the water performance. Ardent’s extremely light weight high strength aluminum frame, provides you comfort and strength need for Elite level fishing. 12+1 ball bearing produces top-level smoothness and casting distance. Featuring a deep V6061 T6 machined aluminum spool, an extra long carbon fiber swept back handle with EVA grip knobs. Internally adjustable centrifugal brakes along with externally adjustable 270 degree Mag brake system give you the preformance you need in though conditions. Available in 7.3:1 gear ratio in both right and left hand retrieve, and available in 6.5:1 gear ratio in right hand retrieve.

Capt Bruce Wootten
Wednesday, 23 December 2020
As a fishing guide my Apex Grand reels get a lot of use and everyone loves them . They are light and just feel right in your hand . Try one and you will want more!

Tracy Rich
Tuesday, 24 November 2020
great reel have caught a ton of pike and bass with it
Wednesday, 15 July 2020
I have been using the Apex Grande for over a year now and I absolutely love it. Very long smooth casting Fitz easy into your palm well-balanced with the ride that I'm using with it plus with the 3-year warranty but then goes wrong I just send it in and they either fix it or replace it with a new one. That's a warranty and company that you can depend on for years to come

Ron Walston
Saturday, 11 January 2020
Very smooth, long casting reel. Fits the palm of your hand very well. Great drag performance.
Wednesday, 02 October 2019
Great reels. I have been using Ardent reels now for 5 years and never had any issues. They are smooth, and you can cast any size lure a mile. Amazing reels

Brandon Regnault
Thursday, 22 August 2019
Smooth, Long Distance Casts, Great Drag for Flipping and Frogging! Customer Service Top Notch!
Dennis Kiroff Jr
Thursday, 20 June 2019
Great reel. Super smooth and I love the low profile design

Dallas Schurg
Saturday, 08 June 2019
I have purchased two of these reels. Tweak your centripetal brakes to your preference early and never worry about the reel again.
Friday, 17 May 2019
The Apex Grand is now my sec it is super light and cast a mile. I have mine with 15lb fluorocarbon and it reels so smooth and makes for a great day on the water

Greg Barred
Thursday, 09 May 2019
I have 2 of these they are very smooth and feel great in the hand.
Daniel Charland
Monday, 25 March 2019
Fantastic reel. Super smooth, light, comfortable and strong. Paired with heavy fluorocarbon for flipping, this reel is absolutely dynamite. These are my go to reels and soon enough my locker will be full of them.

Monday, 18 February 2019
Excellent reel. I have 3 of these at the moment will probably purchase more. Top of the line one of the smoothest reels I've ever owned.
Leondias (Lee) Butcher
Tuesday, 08 January 2019
I love these reels!!! They cast like a dream wether I am throwing a weightless senko or a big football jig. I have started to change out all of my Shimanos for these wonderful reels.

Sunday, 16 December 2018
I own 5 of these and after fishing these reels all season I can say I am extremely impressed. Very lightweight and very smooth. They will cast any baits and any weights with ease. I use mine for flipping, cranking, jerbaits, blade baits, and chatterbaits and it performed better than I ever expected with all these baits. No issues out of any of them either after a full tournament season.
Wednesday, 03 October 2018
By far the best reel I have ever used!! This thing will cast a weight less fluke a mile into wind without having to worry about a backlash! Does take a little bit of time to dial in your settings but once you get them set you will never mess with them again. You can go from throwing a 1oz jig to a wieghtless senko and never have to adjust any of your settings! I love this reel and will be buying alot more!!!

Mark perry
Tuesday, 25 September 2018
This reel is amazing and very fast yes I would recommend this and all of the Ardent reels to anybody and this is my go to reel all the time to Rulethewater.. thanks ARDENT for making a great reel
John R. Petrea
Sunday, 16 September 2018
Purchased the Apex Grand based on my XS, XS1000 & F500 Service for many years... The reel is very smooth and when conditions are right, will cast a mile but unfortunately conditions don’t align very often!!... It is an absolute bear to get it tuned and consistent with the same bait and rod... My XS and XS1000 never gave me such fits... Almost like throwing an old Abu-Garcia coffee grinder again....<br /> I expect I will figure it out but was a little disappointed with functionality compared to the older models.... Cranking power is good and smooth when fighting a fish... Action is very smooth as well... I’m using 12# Berkley 100% Flourocarbon on a 7’0” Kistler KLX MH rod...

James Burnette
Monday, 10 September 2018
I bought 2 of these reels and used them for my tapwater absolutely love it
Michael Korbel
Thursday, 06 September 2018
Best bait caster I’ve ever used. Super distance with it. Take it with me everywhere I go

Tom Skidmore
Thursday, 06 September 2018
Smoothest baitcaster I have ever owned amazing reel
Taylor Rains
Monday, 06 August 2018
Great reel! At first I bought a few and played around throwing different techniques to see what I liked using these reels for the most. It has been my favorite flipping reel I've ever used! It also does very well throwing frogs. Definitely will be buying more of these in the future!

John Wilhite
Wednesday, 11 July 2018
What a tremendous reel. It's light and so smooth and can flat get the fish in! It's the finest reel I have ever used!
Joe Moore
Tuesday, 10 July 2018
This has to be the best reel for the money on the market. Super smooth, lightweight, low profile yet very tough!

Zach Fleming
Wednesday, 27 June 2018
This is a fantastic reel, it allows for extreme casting distance. This reel allows for fine tuning due to sensitive adjustment increments. All in all, great product.
Jared LeBlue
Monday, 25 June 2018
Apex Grand is an awesome reel. It cast and reels super smooth. The reel is very light and fits in my hands comfortably. It cast light baits with ease even against the wind. I would highly recommend this reel.
Jared LeBlue

Kelly Callaway
Tuesday, 05 June 2018
Apex Grand is an awesome reel. Smooth, Tough and versatile.
Tyler Naufel
Sunday, 03 June 2018
Not sure what to say, other than this reel has enough power to horse some of the bigger redfish in south west Fl. I paired it with the ardent edge 7'H 12-25lb rod. Absolute beast for any kind of fishing, I highly recommend it.

Brandon Cantril
Saturday, 26 May 2018
I've had my Grand for about a month and a half. I absolutely love it. It's casts farther and smoother than my $300 Revo Rocket. Once I adjusted the 2 sets of brakes, I've had no problems with backlashes.
Thursday, 24 May 2018
Very pleased with the Apex Grand. Spent 5 days during the TBF National Championship with 3 days of practice & 2 days of event. The Grand was set up with my A-Rig and it performed extremely well under all the stress. Long smooth cast with very smooth retrieves.

Raymond Mosley
Friday, 18 May 2018
I own 2 of these reel. I’m amazed at how far this reel will chunk a weightless hook with a fluke. It’s smooth and fast.
Justin schenk
Tuesday, 03 April 2018
What’s not to like about this bait caster very well put together and casts sooooooooo smooth been putting it through the ringer and so far not a problem I will definitely be buying more

Dawson Smith
Tuesday, 27 March 2018
I use this reel for my deep cranking setup and it’s amazing. It casts a mile and is super smooth. The dual breaking system makes dialing it in easy and once its setup it very rarely backlashes. I will definitely be getting more, highly recommended!
Wednesday, 28 February 2018
This reel is awesome! Pick one of these up and you will not be disappointed!

Bama_bass addict
Sunday, 25 February 2018
Very smooth and great casting reel. I'm amazed at the quality. I'll be buying more!
Nikolas Ferry
Saturday, 06 January 2018
Just like all the Ardent Reels the Apex Grand casts effortlessly. And you can cast it all day it’s so light. Needless to say I ordered 2 more today.

Sunday, 24 December 2017
Bought this reel,first cast(no joke),i caught a 10 pound bass.Reeled it in with ease.Reel is very smooth and light.this reel also got the ultimate test,reeling in a lunker.What more could you want.Love my ardent reel!
Friday, 22 December 2017
I have 5 Apex Grands and they challenged me to slow down and cast with less power. I am impressed with the smoothness and cast ability of these reels.

David Danel
Friday, 22 December 2017
I just put this reel to use for spotted bass and I am very pleased with this real. The size, weight, a smoothness is unreal. I paired it with a 7'4 Edge, and 40lbs Gliss line and it performed flawlessly. I am a die hard Shimano, and Dobyns fan, but these will be added to the tournament arsenal. You have to get some of these rods and reels.
Monday, 11 December 2017
I used to use Shimano Curados but decided to try the Apex Grand and I am very happy I did! This reel is one of the lightest reels I have used and it is so smooth! Plus you can cast a mile with it! What a difference. Thank you Ardent!

Jay Stiklickas
Tuesday, 05 December 2017
This reel is an absolute dream. It's light and I can cast with ease of effort. With the centrifugal braking system I cast light weight lures with no backlash. I just purchased my second reel and will be purchasing more. It's a must have reel!
Sunday, 26 November 2017
I can cast futher with my Apex Grand than any casting reel I have used in the past. Its light weight and smooth actions make it a reel that should be In the top end price bracket which makes this reel top end quality at an affordable price for all anglers

Wesley McGuffin
Sunday, 26 November 2017
I have this reel in 7.3:1...it’s light weight and fast speed help me fish all day.
Scott bates
Thursday, 02 November 2017
I have 2 of the Grands and just ordered my 3rd, they are one of the smoothest reels on the market with the smoothest drag you will find.

Cory McCullough
Tuesday, 17 October 2017
With the capability of making long accurate casts to hard to get to lay downs and cover this reel not only shoots the line out but gives you the ability to cover ground once hooked up absolutely in love !
Sunday, 15 October 2017
I am impressed with the inner braking system of the Apex Grand. I basically set all my reels to every other tab on the inside and the outside adjustment gives me everything I need in any condition. After reading the reviews about how far they cast, I was blown away, these reels sail!

kenneth bucy
Monday, 09 October 2017
ive had about all brands of reels over many years and the grands i have now (7) are without a dought the best reels ive ever owned. they cast further than any ive owned and are smooth as silk on the retreive. they are also very easy to set for casting without worry of backlashes on any weight lure thanks ardent for making a great product
Wednesday, 27 September 2017
I've had many reels and different setups over the years and many ardent reels an the apex grand has been by far the best reel I have ever had. Smooth reeling and drag and by far will cast a country mile. If your looking for the best reel on the market I would always choose the apex grand

Evan Layne
Thursday, 03 August 2017
Amazing reel! Looks stunning on duckett white ice rods, Denali lithium and bps carbonlite rods. Weighing only 5.9 oz and having dual braking and the amazing drag make this reel a winner, especially at its price point! Highly, highly recommended
Don E Warren
Friday, 23 June 2017
I love this reel ! The smooth action and silk like feel is second to none with plenty of power to get them in the boat fast !

Aidan Darlington
Tuesday, 07 March 2017
Straight out of the box I could tell that this reel was going to be nice. I proved myself correct the first time I used it. The reel palms very nicely and at 5.9 ounces it is easy to use all day. By far my favorite thing about this reel is how stinking far you can throw a bait! The internal and external breaking systems allow for fine tuning which leads to superb casting distance. Over all I am very happy with this reel. In fact I have two more on the way!


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