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.
Bought this reel for shallow water cranking and have been impressed with the casting distance. The reel is smooth lightweight and tight. Try one U won’t be disappointed.
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.