Ardent Apex Elite Baitcasting Reels

Ardent Apex Elite Baitcasting Reels is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 23.
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Ardent Apex Elite Baitcasting Reels
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Product Information:

The Ardent Apex Elite is built for superior performance on the water. This Ardent® reel is outfitted with a premium 12+1 ball bearing system that works with the mag brake system for incredible casting distance. The swept-back carbon fiber handle keeps your hand close for the reel for greater power when you’re cranking hard. Ardent® Apex Elite Baitcasting Reels pack top-of-the-line features for serious anglers.


  • Superior casting performance with smooth 12+1 ball bearing system
  • Lightweight and durable aluminum frame
  • Deep V 6061 T6 machined aluminum spool
  • Swept-back carbon fiber handle for heavy cranking
  • EVA grip knobs on handle
  • 270° mag brake system
  • Swept-back aluminum star drag
  • 3 Year Manufacturer’s Warranty
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For additional information relating to the Manufacturer's Warranty, please contact 660-395-9200.
  • Brand: Ardent
  • Country of Origin: Imported


Tech Specs:

ModelGear RatioBall BearingsRetrieveWeight
AA65RBA6.5:112+1Right5.9 oz.
AA65LBA6.5:112+1Left5.9 oz.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very disappointed I bought this reel because of all the good reviews, well don’t be like me stick to what you know works good. I turned mine in an I’m gettin another Abu Garcia REVO sx. The ardent wasn’t smooth at all when retrieving it made a loud sound catokg was good but push button would have trouble clicking back over
Date published: 2017-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A lot better than the price I have owed every brand of reels and all price ranges and I can tell you that this reel out performs some 300 reels I own and top it off it comes with a 3 yr warranty and I got se 350 shiman and revo MGX that only carrys a 1 yrs warranty! I promise you will swear this is a 250 or better reel and u will love this reel! And I also on a edge elite and love it also! I don't write reviews but I had to let my fellow fishermen know how good this reel is for the price! I love it and I know you will too
Date published: 2014-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superior Performance This Reel has superior performance. The 12 1 ball bearings provide unimaginable casting distance and is a real smooth performance reel. The deep V6061 T6 machined aluminum spool is awesome and provides any angler the ability to fish all day without having to worry about having enough line. The reel is also equipped with a carbon fiber handle and EVA grips for better handling when reeling in those bigguns. I recommend this reel to anybody interested in fishing. you will not be disappointed.
Date published: 2014-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great reel Great reel and a great strong drag system. First time out fresh water bass fishing caught several over 5 and the reel performed well. Very light, throws well and gets the job completed, The gear ratio is perfect for my kind of fishing. Have used it salt water fishing and it performed so well I bought another one exclusively for salt water fishingIn my opinion, for the money and its performances, I will stack this reel up against any bait casting reel in its -price range on the market.
Date published: 2015-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from "Great reel at a great price" Replaced many of my old reels this year. Looks great at a great price but most importantly is lightweight, powerful, cast a mile and the non-slip eva handle grips for when your hands are wet. If you are in the market for a new reel check out the Ardent Apex Elite baitcasting reel. They also come in left handed models which I use.
Date published: 2014-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Reel for the price!! I love my Ardent Apex Elite bait casting reel. The 6.5:1 gear speed is just right for my cranking style and provides me with the torque I need to crank it in. These reels have worked great for me in all conditions, wet, windy, sunny and dry and hot! They have not let me down, while others are picking at theirs, I am casting away.
Date published: 2015-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW!!!! what a reel I now own all of the new Apex modes and I can honestly say that these are the finest reels on the market today. Priced from 99 to 149 you get a lot more bang for your money. Smooth, easy set cast control and to top it off a 3 year warranty. I'm sold and highly recommend this product to anyone looking to buy a new reel.
Date published: 2014-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Casting Machine I have thrown every Ardent Reel made and this reel takes the cake! Extremely comfortable and light weight for all day on the water. The Apex Elite still maintains the high quality Ardent is known for and casts a mile! Along with a 3 year warranty, it's the best value reel out there!
Date published: 2014-08-20
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