Super light-weight carbon fiber frame, side covers and handle. This high-tech design offers the high strength and stability of aluminum constructed reels without the weight or potential corrosion. Weighing only 5.8 ounces, this is one of the lightest baitcasters on the market. The swept back handle - crafted with carbon fiber on the 7.0:1 model and aluminum on the 6.3:1 model - with soft EVA knobs, offers the comfort for long days on the water. This model is designed with 12+1 and 9+1 ballbearings for smooth operation. The spool is made from 6061 T6 anodized aluminum. The reel also comes with Ardent's industry best 3 year warranty.
Super lightweight and casts a country mile. Like my first one so much I bought a couple moreDennis Kiroff Jr
I have 2 of these and they are some of the best reels I've ever had. They are very smooth and easy to use. and feel greta in your hand.Greg Barred
Ordered this and have been very satisfied. Backed off the spool brake and clutch as I have my other baitcasters and realized after 2 cast attempts that the spool is much smoother, which resulted in back lashes. Got them picked out, tightened the spool and clutch and tried again. As I got used to the reel, I gradually backed them off. I am now backed off quite a bit and casting almost as far with it as I can with a spinning reel. Very smooth, fantastic reel for the price. I have never spent more than this for a reel but can't imagine that a more expensive reel is much better. The only thing I wish it had is a flipping switch. I have gotten very adept at using a FS but unfortunately the only Ardent reel with one is a lower gear drive and right hand crank.Shawn f buckendahl