Finesse Spinning Reel
The Ardent Finesse is an excellent choice for the angler looking for a reliable and smooth spinning reel. The Finesse is light but tough, constructed from the finest materials. The 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 BRAID BAND to allow you to tie braid to the spool without line slippage. This reel can become your "Work Horse" and your go-to reel for all types of fishing. At this price, the Finesse is a steal, and a must-have for any spinning angler.
I purchased the 3000 , spooled it with 20# braid and I absolutely love it. It’s my go to finesse reel. Smooth, with a very reliable drag. I highly recommend it .
Love my 2000 size. Use it for crappie, just the right size. Cant wait to try the 1000 size as well for crappie!
The 3000 series is amazing for bass along with even pan fish if you get bored. Now the 500 is fantastic for pan fish along with I use it on all my ice jig poles it fits perfect!
I have 4 of the 3000s for flats fishing. I have had them for about a year, they have handled everything I have put them through, and held up to every fish hooked. Clean them properly and take care of them, and they will last, even in saltwater. Mine still function like the day I got them. Tough, smooth and reliable. Great reels!
for the price its the deal. Ive put mine through the ringer and she's still going. I have a few bolts a c force and a wire and its pretty comparable to those.
can't find a better reel for this price point. durability and dependability on the water is what i need. This is what you get when you buy the ardent finesse.
Easily the best reel for the price. Although this reel retails on the lower end, it sure doesn't feel like a lower end reel. The Finesse is light, durable, and has a killer drag. I pair this reel with light braid in the summer for smallies, and then transition to ice braid and use them on my ice rods in the winter. These reels are super tough and can handle anything! If you're looking for an affordable spinning reel that you can rely on, this is it!
I ordered the 2000 size reel, for shaky head only, used it last weekend and man, what a great smooth casting reel. The drag was smooth and tough enough to jeep putting big spots in the boat. Will definitely order a few more for drop shot, and weightless presentation!
Very smooth little reel with a very strong drag for it's size. The braid brand is a very awesome feature that allows the use of braid with no backing. All in all can't be beat for the price and have three of them on every spinning set up i have from drop shot to heavy tubes.
Smooth action! Great brakes , strong and the go to for finesse fishing! Comes in 2000 and 3000 series! Great reels!
The smoothest spinning reel I have ever bought, used, seen, or thought of. I will be ordering more. I absolutely love this reel!!!
A great choice for finesse fishing. Really shines especially bright when fishing a ned rig.
Not a bad reel, not a stellar reel. I like that it has a very smooth drag, and feels very sturdy. On the other hand, they feel a little big to me for their size so I'd order a size smaller if I were to get another one, and i personally didnt find mine to reel very smoothly. They have a great price point, and some nice feature, but I would personally spend a bit more for a lighter reel. Worth the money though if you are budget conscious and want a decent product.
I liked this real so much when I bought it at the beginning of last season that it became my go to spinning reel setup. It has a silky smooth drag that i caught many 20+ lb carp with this real as well as lots of smallmouth dropshotting. Unbelievable price and great quality!
I own 3 of these reels and they're the easiest casting reels I've ever fished with. I fish the shakey head, the drop shot and a Ned rig on these reels and they absolutely work great. The rubber ring takes care of any braid slipping on the spool. They're just awesome little reels.
Awesome reel! I fish a lot of braid with a flourocarbon leader so the rubber backing on the spool keeps my line from slipping. Super smooth reel, and good quality. I've used this reel exclusively for going on 3 seasons now with not 1 single issue! Compared to many other high end reels, this one knocks it out of the park. This real truly does #RuleTheWater
Great reel. Super smooth and responsive. Outperforms reels that are more than double the cost.
This reel is awesome! I have tried a lot of different reels in my life time. But I must say for the price this reel exceeds my expectations! I will be adding more of these to my boat soon.
Great reel! Super smooth to reel in, rubber grips made it easy to keep control. The drag system is ultra smoooth. I didn't put backing on this reel and never had braid slippage. I used it for all my spinning needs in 2016 and love it. It's a smaller reel than the wire which made it perfect for drop shotting and those finesse presentations you're looking to throw. Dont' let it's small size throw you, I've used it for Jerkbaits too.
A simple, effective and outstanding reel that is upper affordable. Most reels that offer 6.0:1 ratio are twice this price, and they do not feature the 3 year warranty like Ardent has. I have 2 of these bad boys setup on my saltwater rigs, and they get the job done w/o any issues! #TeamArdent
I purchased a Finesse 3000 to go with a 7' M Denny Brauer. The 3000 is so small for the amount of line capacity it has. Super smooth drag and solid. Home run ARDENT! The rod/reel pair is a great match, great investment.
The Ardent Finesse Spinning reel is arguably the best reel in its class. With its light weight and durable design makes it the reel for just an average weekend angler or a hardcore tournament angler. The description described the reel perfectly by saying it is a "Work Horse" reel with a 6:01 High Speed Retrieve that can make it the most versatile reel in your arsenal. I highly recommend this reel to any angler. Thanks again Ardent for another quality product.
Awesome reel. Nice smooth action. Very light and great retrieval. Wow, Really impressed. Thanks Ardent
I bought the 2000 series and I absolutely loved it very smooth great cast with great retrieve
If you are looking to drop shot with light line the drag on this reel allows for such an easy fight. No stress on the smallmouth out of 30 to 40 fow.
Honestly, I was skeptical about this reel when I first saw it. Once I held it in my hands, I was blown away that it was only $49.99. Its probably smoother than most higher priced reels and loaded with features. I love the braid ready spool and the fast gear ratio. Highly recommend for anyone that fishes!!!
I bought two 2000 model reels to replace much more expensive reels that broke at the bale and handle. These have held up and performed EXTREMELY well during nine 8hr tournaments. Not a single problem with either of them. Definitely a great product for the price!