Not every competitive angler can load a casting deck with $400 reels. Those who seek high performance without the high price tag will find a great casting partner in the Ardent Apex Tournament Baitcast Reel. Priced under $120, the Apex Tournament brings the pro-level features Ardent reels are known for - to help you get the most out of your time on the water. The feature list includes Ardent's super-lightweight, high-strength aluminum frame; deep V6061 T6 machined aluminum spool, and a quality 8+1 ball-bearing system complemented by an externally adjustable 270-degree Mag brake. Extra details such as an extra-long, swept-back aluminum handle and swept-back forged aluminum drag star enhance the compact footprint of this well-designed reel, for great handling at the point of attack. Versatile 6.5:1 gear ratio.
This is a Very smooth reel, light weight and cast with ease! I would definitely recommend this reel.
I have two that I use for Spinnerbaits and vibrating jigs and they are perfect for these applications.
This reel has excellent performance it is great for spinner bait, Jig, and crankbait fishing, it is light weight and has very smooth action and a Great warranty standing behind it. Pro Staff Curtis Laster