Summit Hawk Baitcasting Reel

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High Strength Aluminum frame
270 Degree Magnetic Brake System
15lb. Drag
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
MSRP:$229.99
Buy It Now Price: $229.99
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Description

Our new flagship series of reels, the Ardent Summit Hawk Casting Reels, deliver serious hawg-stopping power in a lightweight aluminum package. Featuring an aluminum frame complemented by an eye-catching brushed aluminum look, the reels further reduce unnecessary weight by incorporating a 6061-T6 aluminum spool design and an aluminum swept back handle complete with grip-enhancing EVA knobs.

The airy and elegant external components are delightfully contrasted by heavy-hitting internal muscle to give you the advantage over your lake’s biggest bass. Boasting a fish-turning 15 pounds of max drag, there is no beast this reel can’t tangle with and come out victorious. In addition to its dynamic performance, the Summit Hawk Casting Reel also delivers ultra-smooth operation thanks in part to its premium 10+1 bearing system. Delivering monster-taming performance in a sleek package, the Ardent Summit Hawk Casting Reels are the ideal tool to help you secure victory on tournament day.

Reviews

Monday, 20 March 2023
Now having owned and using this reel for a few years, I am pretty pleased with the quality, the weight, the size and the absolutely amazing smoothness of this reel… It is as smooth as my Original XS and XS1000 reels, which is a major selling point of Ardent Reels…. I gave it 4 Star because I have found the casting/centrifugal brake to be inconsistent especially when I compare it to the XS, XS1000 and Apex Grande… The brake just doesn’t act the same cast after cast similar to Garcia 4600 reel than Ardent… Again, mine is an early model so I would expect newer ones to act better…
John R. Petrea
Wednesday, 15 June 2022
I finally really used this reel last week, very impressive, casts a country mile, super smooth, and feels really good in your hand, highly recommend this reel.
Mark Zacher
Thursday, 19 May 2022
This reel is amazing it is so smooth and easy to set up I love it
justin striplin
Wednesday, 20 April 2022
One of the smoothest reels I have handled. Cast alot further than other name brand reels. Drag is really nice and is easy to dial in braking system. I give this two thumbs up.
Riley L. Hawthorne
Monday, 15 November 2021
Extremely smooth , fits like a glove in my hands and the knobs are the same Easy to dial in with the side magnetic dial Casts far , Drag is very smooth also I like the easy access side plate to oil bearings because I use it heavy in salt and brackish water. It’s my best reel in my arsenal now
CaptainBump
Tuesday, 22 June 2021
If your looking for a smooth High Speed reel then this reel is for you. I use it for all my jigs and Big worm fishing. Smooth and cast a country mile. I love it and will be getting more!! Thanks Ardent!
Jason kiser
Friday, 04 June 2021
I own 4 of these reels in the 8:4:1 and they are outstanding. Tons of performance phenomenal price point.
Johnathon Hastin
Thursday, 08 April 2021
This reel is simply put, amazing. This has to be the smoothest reel I have ever ran and with all those bearings it is super quiet, I myself am usually pretty picky when it comes to reels and I have found every Ardent reel I pick up I in all honesty, can not find anything to complain about, this reels drag is superior to all other brands on the market the brakes are also work amazing they are very adjustable unlike some other companies (not going to name names) that their brakes hardly work or dont do anything at all, it is a super durable reel with the full aluminum frame, in general this reel just looks amazing. Overall this is the second best (only to the apex grand) or maybe even best reel I have ever used, it has everything you expect from a 230 dollar reel and more, 10/10 from me!! Rule The Water!
Jordan Elsholtz
Monday, 29 March 2021
Very Nice, very smooth! An awesome addition to my arsenal...
Jeff Koeller
Sunday, 28 March 2021
Finally had the opportunity to get out and use my new Summit Hawk reels last week in Tennesse. These reels are light weight and preformed flawlessly. Can't wait to get more of these reels.
Tim Loseman
Friday, 26 February 2021
Can we get more in left hand please!!! Its a shame so many great reels and a good chunk of people cant buy them.
DAVID KRUG
Sunday, 21 February 2021
Great Reel Picked one up last season and paired it up on my Frogging rod with 65 lb braid . Cast far and has the power and speed needed to dig them out.
Christopher perry
Monday, 11 January 2021
Awesome reel! I was using the Apex Elite and Elite Lightning for flipping. Switched to the Summit .. love it! Still love the Apex and Lightning as well but the Summit balances flipping rids out perfect
Jeffrey Book
Tuesday, 24 November 2020
This is a great light weight reel that is good for any type of fishing.
Troy
Thursday, 29 October 2020
This reel is very smooth and casts a mile I’m very pleased with the outcome of the engineering behind the summit hawk reel. I’m looking forward to seeing the future of this design through ardent reels A++
jonathan arale
Monday, 10 August 2020
love this reel
Richard Crow
Friday, 07 August 2020
Smooth reel, excellent drag. Light and comfortable.
Ernest Weathersby
Friday, 31 July 2020
Reel is Awesome!!! Ultra smooth casting and great retrieve. Ardent you hit a Bullseye with this Reel!
Steve Walker
Wednesday, 22 July 2020
I've been with Ardent since the days of the XS-1000 and this reel is by far the best yet. I've fished with other high end brands that retail for twice as much and I’d say the Summit Hawk reel is better than those. I now own four and I’m purchasing more.
Steve Hall
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.
Jamie Leach
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...
Darin
Wednesday, 01 July 2020
Smooth long casting reels. great retrieve. outstanding quality product.
James Sparrow
Tuesday, 23 June 2020
smooth casting,well built, no problems the whole tournament
Jnance
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.
Brad Bonwell
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
Noah
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
Clint Outlaw
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!
Bryan J Ellis
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.
nitroharry
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.
Will Eller
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.
Gerard
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.
Kevin
Friday, 12 June 2020
Super smooth and you can cast it a mile with it.
Dustin Kennedy
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.
Leondias (Lee) Butcher
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.
Larry Valentine
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.
Lee
Thursday, 11 June 2020
Absolutely love this reel super smooth light and put together well. A lot of thought went into this reel
Michael Gibbons