Summit Hawk Baitcasting Reel

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High Strength Aluminum frame
270 Degree Magnetic Brake System
6061 T6 machined aluminum spool
Swept back anodized aluminum handle
EVA grip knobs on handle
Strike Saver Drag System
10+1 Ball Bearing
Swept back forged aluminum star drag
Weight: 6.9 oz
Buy It Now Price: $149.99



The first Summit model: "Hawk" is now available in 7.5:1 and 8.4:1 gear ratios for incredibly fast retrieves!

Jamie Leach
Sunday, 05 July 2020
Wow, this is absolutely one of my favorite reels to use now. I managed to finish our division championship using the Hawk and this helped me solidify a top 10 finish in the tournament and for the year. Look forward to buy my next one.

Saturday, 04 July 2020
I love the Summit Hawk. Smooth casting, easy retrieve.... I love mine for top water baits. I feel like it gives me an edge to catch up to the fish when they hit it and run. Ardent Reels definitely rule the water...
James Sparrow
Wednesday, 01 July 2020
Smooth long casting reels. great retrieve. outstanding quality product.

Tuesday, 23 June 2020
smooth casting,well built, no problems the whole tournament
Brad Bonwell
Thursday, 18 June 2020
Purchased the new Hawk last week used it in a tournament on Sat, tied 40lb braid capped with a scum frog, she was flawless the whole tournament, very good quality, well built reel.

Tuesday, 16 June 2020
I’m on my 2nd season of using ardent reels and this reel definitely on my top two list but very quickly reaching number 1 the more I use it the more I love it
Clint Outlaw
Monday, 15 June 2020
Put this reel to work this weekend and I am very impressed. Smooth, quiet and lightning fast. Skipped jigs under bushes all day with no problems. Now I just need it in lime green also

Bryan J Ellis
Sunday, 14 June 2020
Awesome reel!!! Lightweight and super fast. Great reel for flippin down here in Florida. Hands down the best reel I own. Gonna get a couple more!
Saturday, 13 June 2020
This reel is light and smooth with a really great drag system as is very fast! . I love it for flipping and frogging in the thick stuff.

Will Eller
Saturday, 13 June 2020
Generally a little hesitant to purchase items as soon as they hit the shelves unless I was involved with a prototype testing, however I went ahead and ordered two of these immediately after watching JT Kenny's video for the release. I am a huge Apex Grand fan and own 28 Grands that get used regularly, but the Grand now has competition in the rod locker on my boat. This reel is very smooth, light weight, durable and looks great. I used the reel all day and had zero complaints about performance, truly impressed, and highly recommend the Summit Reel.
Saturday, 13 June 2020
I received this reel and one word describes it - Incredible!!! The fit, feel, finish, and smoothness are second to none. I thought the C-force was the best reel Ardent created, but not anymore. Ardent truly did their homework and built one of the best reels on the market. I have ordered more and will be replacing my entire arsenal with the “Summit Hawk” reels.

Saturday, 13 June 2020
I have fished all the Ardent reels in the lineup for 4 years now, and this is the best reel to date. You can feel the quality from the minute you take it out of the box. The weight is perfect, the feel is comfortable in your hand, the EVA knobs and handle length are spot on. Then upon casting, it dials in easily, smooth, long casting and smooth retrieve. Ardent nailed this one. Thank you for the time and effort to produce such a great reel. Have 4 in hand with more to come.
Dustin Kennedy
Friday, 12 June 2020
Super smooth and you can cast it a mile with it.

Leondias (Lee) Butcher
Friday, 12 June 2020
The first thing you notice is this reel is very light. After spooling up some 17 lbs line, which when on very smoothly. I luck out and got into a school of bass. The reel had no problem fighting big fish (+6). You can cast it a mile. This is my first outing with this reel setup on a Apex jig/worm rod. If the reliable and durable is as good as the Apex Grand reels (which I have 16) I will have to consider transition to them.
Larry Valentine
Friday, 12 June 2020
I am very happy with this new reel, it is extremely smooth and I have used it on my Carolina rigged rod and like the way it responds when I bring in a largemouth. The 8.4 to 1 ratio is smooth, easy to use and very responsive.

Thursday, 11 June 2020
This reel is the deal. Lightning quick and super light. Perfect for frogging, flippin, or any technique where you need to pick up line in a hurry.
Michael Gibbons
Thursday, 11 June 2020
Absolutely love this reel super smooth light and put together well. A lot of thought went into this reel


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