Not every competitive angler can load a casting deck with $400 reels. Those who seek high performance without the high price tag will find a great casting partner in the Ardent Apex Tournament Baitcast Reel. Priced under $120, the Apex Tournament brings the pro-level features Ardent reels are known for - to help you get the most out of your time on the water. The feature list includes Ardent's super-lightweight, high-strength aluminum frame; deep V6061 T6 machined aluminum spool, and a quality 8+1 ball-bearing system complemented by an externally adjustable 270-degree Mag brake. Extra details such as an extra-long, swept-back aluminum handle and swept-back forged aluminum drag star enhance the compact footprint of this well-designed reel, for great handling at the point of attack. Versatile 6.5:1 gear ratio.
Excellent reel!!! I have been using these to crank for a little while now and I love them. The low profile design and being so lightweight makes a big difference. Highly recommend especially for the price!
Outstanding reel and a very affordable price! You are going to have a very difficult time finding a reel to out perform the Apex Tournament in the same price range. Used one all last summer tossin frogs around and flipping heavy mats no flaws ever out of this reel. Smooth drag easy castability Make this a no brainer for your next combo.
It would be very hard to find a reel in this price range that would come close to the smoothness and ease of the Apex Tournament.
I love how smooth this thing cast ! And you can throw it a mile .
This is a Very smooth reel, light weight and cast with ease! I would definitely recommend this reel.
I have two that I use for Spinnerbaits and vibrating jigs and they are perfect for these applications.
This reel has excellent performance it is great for spinner bait, Jig, and crankbait fishing, it is light weight and has very smooth action and a Great warranty standing behind it. Pro Staff Curtis Laster
Awesome reel and customer service!!
I have fished every reel made and this reel out performs all the $300.00+ reels I have owned. I will never use any other reel made.
Very smooth reel. Great quality and casting ability is phenomenal. I love this reel.
Best bait caster I’ve used! Smooth and strong!! I’m hard to please, but I must say I’m impressed!
Hard to beat the quality you get for the price! Smoothest casting reel I've used thus far. I've been impressed to say the least.
My favorite reel by far! Fishing tournaments year long, they definitely hold up through all the wear and tear
I own several of these reels and absolutely love them. Best bang for the buck!!
For Performance & Value this reel is great! Cast & retrieves extremely well. As a FLW & TBF angler I can have multiple set ups at a reasonable cost.
Awesome reel. You can't beat it for the price. Light weight, cast a mile, and has great stopping power for those lunker's. Highly recommend this reel
This is my reel ,I go to when I'm going back in the creeks fishing out of a canoe. You know your going get it submerged.
It has all the smooth features as its big brother the apex elite, yet it is more in the budget when you flip the canoe In deep water an can not retrieve your reel.
Used this reel for many tournaments during the 2017 season and for fun fishing. Can't believe how smooth and quite it is after many many hours fishing with it. Best reel I have ever used hands down.
This is a reel that is wallet friendly and is top notch quality, you can't beat it. Very light and casts amazing. If you are looking for a great reel for an amazing price pick one of these up, you will not be dissatisfied!
The Apex Tournament is a great all purpose reel. Tough enough for 65# braid in the thick stuff and smooth casting for the finesse baits. You won't find a better reel for the money!
The Apex Tournament is one wicked reel. You cant beat it for the cost which is super easy on the wallet and it casts a mile and super smooth. Best bang for your $$$$. Highly recommend!
Great quality reel! I have 3 of them and use them all the time on all my bait casters, never had any issues!
I used to fish with pro qualifier baitcaster because I could pick them up at the spring classic for under $75... After picking one of these up, I haven't looked back. Super smooth, easy to cast, no backlash issues... Awesome reel for the $
The Apex Tournament is great reel for the angler that is just getting started or the veteran weekend warrior. It performs as well as some of the higher prices reels. A great reel at a great value.
casts as well, if not better than more expensive reels.
High performance that everyone can afford!
I have two of these reels I use for my spinner bait rods love them. Cast great and is very smooth.
Top notch on this reel, for under $120.00 it's the most dependable reel on the market.
Caught my new PB the first day on the water with this reel. Like all Ardent reels the casting ability is unreal. The control I had over this fish was something I was not used to fishing similar priced reels. But price point on this reel with the performance it has is hands down the best on the market.
For the money this reel is har to beat! Casts great, feels great, and has no problem working big fish in heavy cover... Very good value
Top quality reel for the money.Works great for a swim jig reel.
Combine this reel with the Ardent Gliss line and you have the smoothest and longest casting setup on the market. I am very hard on my reels and these take a beating and keep getting fish to the boat.
This real screams quality from top top to bottom. Solid, light, and casts a mile. These are my go to reel for top water and crank baits.
I have owned this reel for 4 years was one of my first baitcaster I ever purchased, been a great reel have put it through alot of abuse and works awesome
Fantastic reel for the money! Light, smooth, and powerful! I can throw a buzzbait and spinnerbait a mile which comes in handy from the kayak or from shore! the drag is also versital enough to throw light swimbaits and plastics a good distance or skip them under trees as well! You can't go wrong liking your boat deck with several of these!
For the price this reel is amazing. Smooth, fast, and will cast a mile. If you want to try to good low price reel start with this one. I got me three of them.
A great reel for any type of angler i've used mine for soft plastics as well as crank baits, it casts amazing..
the workhouse in my arsenal. With 8 + 1 ball bearings, this is a professional grade reel at a novice price
Love this reel! I have it on a kistler crankin rod and it casts my crankbaits with ease. One of the best reels in my arsenal.
Love this reel! Very smooth casting and reeling. Had no problem reeling in a few 5 pounders the first day out with it either! Im using mine for cranking but may get a couple more for pitching/flipping. Highly reccomended!
Hands down the smoothest reel I own. Can cast far, with the lightest lures. Even my expensive reels can't do that!
These reels are amazing for the money definitely the best option for a reel at 100 dollars, I have a couple of the lews speed spools and they don't come close to the quality this real!
My new favorite shallow crank reel!
Awesome product, Lightweight and can cast a mile. I use this reel on my shakeyhead rod. Can not wait to put more ardent product on my deck.
Great reel, these have been my workhorse reels. Light weight and smooth.
Great quality with a super nice feel to it. Casts like a champ and reels extra smooth.
The absolute best reels on the market for the money. It's gear ratio is a great all around speed. The light low profile reel fits perfectly in my hand. I can fish all day with out fatigue. Thanks Ardent.
Great Reel! Love it!
Great reel, I bought one of these several years ago and it still works great.
I love my Apex Tournament reels. Best casting reel in my opinion, hands down. And my personal best largemouth bass was caught using it...