Bolt Spinning Reel
The Ardent Bolt is an excellent spinning reel for all spinning applications. The Bolt is light but tough, constructed from the finest materials. The 6.0:1 HIGH SPEED retrieve will increase your productivity on the water helping you catch more fish. The 6061-T6 double anodized spool is equipped with a knurled spool arbor to allow you to tie braid to the spool without line slippage. The blue and black cosmetics will be sure to impress your fishing partners and complement your fishing equipment. At this price, this reel is a steal and a must-have for any serious spinning angler.
I am impressed!! The Bolt Reel offers a tremendous value to anglers at this price point. Smooth and durable reel.
As an amateur I had no intention of owning a reel of this value. However when I felt the quality and how it flowed so light and smooth I was hooked. Mated with an Ardent Brauer medium action 7' rod and gliss line it is my all around work horse. I added an Ardent ComfortGrip to the rod for even better casting ease.
I have been using these reels for 2 years now, fishing for everything from bluegill to tournament bass fishing to channel cats they have handled it without a problem.I have used other brands costing in excess of $200 and they didn't hold up to the abuse I have put these through. I highly recommend these reals to anyone looking for a quality product!!
I own 4 of these and they work for every style of spinning fishing! I love the offset handle that makes for smooth reeling along with added torque to work a fish out of deep water or a long cast! I have a 3000 that is spooled with 40lb gliss that stays on my inshore rod for stripper fishing. I’ve landed a 30lb striped bass with my drag set correctly, such a workhorse of a spinning reel!
This is for a bolt 2000 reel. I set this up as a unweighted soft plastic system. This paired with the Edge 7' fast rod is a wonderfull combo the balance is great making it comfortable to use. The drag preformed great nice and smooth not jerky. Would I change anything? Maybe make it in red. It would match my setup better. lol
I just got my reel in the mail and wow I absolutely cannot wait to use this baby pairing it with a ardent ned heavy spinning rod. The reel is smooth as silk, everything feels well build and balanced.
Fished this reel on the Madison for trout, for 8 days. Not a single issue, smooth, great drag, casts well.
Great reels! Love the drag system
Super smooth and love the high speed gear ratio. I owe multiple bolts and hope they continue to make them.
Bought last summer for smallmouth fishing on Lake Erie. Very pleased with the drag and how easy they make the fight feel. great price point for the reliability and feel you get.
Got this last summer and have been very pleased. My first impression was not good as the handle grip keeper screw kept coming loose on me. A little blue locktite now keeps it tight. Used it all winter ice fishing and subjected the factory grease to -15F and never had a problem with it freezing. Well done and smooth drag to boot.
This reel is a work horse! Whether you're fishing off the dock with your kids or drop shotting for smallies in lake Ontario, this reel will do it! Paired with 10lbs braid this reel is unstoppable.
Very Inpressed. On how it works
Great casting and retrieve. And hold on the line on spool very nice . And smooth very happy with all of ARDENT outdoors products
New to these reels but was told they are very good reels.
Absolutely love this reel. I use the Ardent bolt for all of my spinning reels.
The best Spinnig Reels, I ever use. Smooth as silk, great reel for all my finesse fishing.
Love the light weight of the bolt and the quality is awesome also. Used on one of my drop shot rods all season and it work flawlessly. So good i ordered more for my other finesse rods
Very smooth spinning reel. Excellent drag system. Extremely enjoyable to use and effortless to fish with.
I wanted to make sure I put this reel to the test before giving a review. I can say without a doubt it stands up to reels much more expensive. went out for a 2 day tourney and caught at least 40 bass in the 2 to 4 pound range drop shotting and the drag stayed smooth for every battle. you can spend more for a spinning reel but why bother.
Without a doubt they best spinning reel i have used to date.
Very RESPONSIVE spinning reel, would highly recommend this reel to anyone, and very light!
Awesome reel, drag is great and caught and almost caught some good size fish. Very reliable and a great price, warranty is awesome.
Ardent reels are awesome! With carbon in the reel it makes it very light. My friends and clients are amazed at the weight of these combos.
Customer comment smooth as silk, I gotta get some of these . And I agree.
Very nice reel. Cast great and reels smooth. Can't go wrong with this little reel.
This reel is very reliable, and the drag on it sings when you hook into them big smallies. Also great with casting.
I’ve had mine for a week so far great reel very smooth running and it cast very well
Durable and dependable, has already competed in a few tournaments this year and it's landed some very nice fish! Super lightweight as well!!!
This reel is unbelievable for the price, it is the lightest spinning reel out there. It will hold up to big bass all the way to monster red fish. It's a must have if you fish salt or freshwater.
Very durable with a very smooth drag. Great for drop shot, skipping docks, jerk bait or just about anything else you want to do with it.
This is one of my favorite spinning reels that I use. Very smooth when reeling. I currently have 2 and buying 2 more.
Very HAPPY with how good the Bolt 1000 and 2000 perform. The drag system. The drag is as smooth as silk which makes keeping more fish hooked while fighting them.
I have the 2000. i cant describe how awesome this reel is. its without a doubt the smoothest i've ever used! #RuleTheWater
I just started fishing ardent reels this year and love them! There was 0 in my boat now there is 6 of these reels in my boat! Amazing reels that will take all the beating you wanna put on them! Worth every penny!
I have the 3000. It is a beautiful reel, for the best performance, pair it with the Ardent Edge 7'2 MH fast spinning rod. It balances perfect. I use it for both fresh and saltwater (inshore).
- Kayak Chris
One of the lightest spinning reels I've picked up. It has a nice smooth casting and just as smooth when it comes to reeling in a 1 pounder as it is a 8 pounder large mouth. Definitely request the fellow readers for yourself or even a gift for someone and I will definitely be buying another for myself.
Line capacity, according to the box, for the 3000 is 10lb test. I loaded 12lb flora on the reel and had no problems during my 8 hour tournament. The Braid Band worked great on my flora when spooling.
Great quality reels very durable and smooth one of the best I have ever used a must have in everyone's arsenal
This reel is a must have in your spinning reel arsenal. The moment you put your hands on this you know you got a good one. Casts like a dream and strong and durable.
A sweet little Reel. I in love with the drag system. Smooth as silk! Paired with the Denny Braver Spinning Rod Deadly Combo
This reel here is an absolute game change from pitching to skipping through to long casts give you the up most confidence. I love the fact that when I load up on a Barra the drag is more than capable of handling it
This reel is no joke! I put a beating on the two that I own. Tube fishing for Ontario smallmouth and skipping senkos around docks. They are light weight and durable!
By far the best and smoothest spinning reel I've ever used!
This is a great reel. Paired this with a 6-9 light fast action Ardent edge rod for a great drop shot combo. Hammered a lot of bass with this setup.
Excellent spinning reel. Drag is smooth. High speed retrieve is super quick. Lightweight and responsive. Overall this reel is a bargain.
My favorite reel , casts great , no wind knots using braid , it works so good you can't believe it's under 100$ , I use it in salt water , no problems
The Ardent Bolt is very smooth and lightweight. Can't beat the price for a top quality reel. The reel looks great too. Paired with an Ardent Edge rod, it's a nasty combo for catching monster fish!
Very light and smooth spinning reel compares to other reels that are 2-3 x the money
The Bolt has been one of my go to spinning reels this year. It's light in weight but strong in drag and a quick smooth line retrieve from it's 6.0:1 gear ratio. For $79.99, I don't know what other reel out there compares. Highly recommend this reel to all levels of anglers.
I love my Ardent Blot spinning reel! This spinning reel has preformed great in many tournament circumstances, whether it is drop shot, or wacky worm, or shaky head, it stands at the ready and works great! The 6:1 gear ratio is just right for the techniques that I throw at it!
This is one of the smoothest reels I've ever owned. The drag is perefect! It's lightweight and won't beat you down from all day use.