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
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.
I have used my Apex reels for about a month now, and I am still impressed. This is a top level reel that is fun to cast, every time. It performs consistently with a smooth feel. I have gained a longer cast with less effort using my Grands.
If you have small hand like I do this is the real for you it is supper smooth easy to set up and works great I love the performance of this reel.
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!
great reel have caught a ton of pike and bass with it
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
Very smooth, long casting reel. Fits the palm of your hand very well. Great drag performance.
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
Smooth, Long Distance Casts, Great Drag for Flipping and Frogging! Customer Service Top Notch!
Great reel. Super smooth and I love the low profile design
I have purchased two of these reels. Tweak your centripetal brakes to your preference early and never worry about the reel again.
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
I have 2 of these they are very smooth and feel great in the hand.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
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
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...
I bought 2 of these reels and used them for my tapwater absolutely love it
Best bait caster I’ve ever used. Super distance with it. Take it with me everywhere I go
Smoothest baitcaster I have ever owned amazing reel
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!
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!
This has to be the best reel for the money on the market. Super smooth, lightweight, low profile yet very tough!
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.
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.
Apex Grand is an awesome reel. Smooth, Tough and versatile.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
This reel is awesome! Pick one of these up and you will not be disappointed!
Very smooth and great casting reel. I'm amazed at the quality. I'll be buying more!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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
I have this reel in 7.3:1...it’s light weight and fast speed help me fish all day.
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.
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 !
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!
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
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
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