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.
By far the best reel I have ever used!! This thing will cast a wieght less fluke a mile into wind withoit 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!!!Chris
This reel is amazing and very fast yes I would recommend this and all of the Ardent reels to anybodyMark perry
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....John R. Petrea
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...