The Ardent Apex Magnum is a strong baitcasting reel that is great for all kinds of freshwater angling and can handle some seriously big fish. This reel casts a mile and provides a smooth angling experience.
- Available in 6.5:1 gear ratio
- 11 ball bearings
- Magnetic braking system
- 17lb max drag
Reasons to buy
- Affordable casting reel option from a unique brand
- Aluminum frame is very strong and durable
- Strong, heavier reel which can handle fish of serious size
- Great reel option for working larger swimbaits and big topwaters
- Great casting ability in terms of distance
- Anglers like how this reel can take plenty of line
- Works very well for several different species of fish
Reasons not to buy
- Users have had issues with engaging with the thumb bar over time
- Durability issues have been reported a few times with this reel
- Casting lighter weight lures will require good casting reel technique
- May not be the best reel for finesse angling
Reviews from our Readers
Overall, the Apex Magnum is a solid, strong reel which can cast very far distances and handle seriously strong fish. It may not possess the quality of the likes of the Curado, or Tatula, but this is still a well respected reel which is great for all kinds of freshwater angling. Ardent have released some other options which may be worth considering - check out the Apex Elite for instance.
About the brand
Every tackle item Ardent has produced is the result of professional input with the objective of ultimate performance at the lowest consumer price. Ardent aims to provide any angler with competition-grade performance, and prides themselves in their craftmanship, and durability.