The EFTTEX Best New Product Awards 2017
The feature-laden Ardent Edge has, insists the manufacturer, been designed and built with no compromise – and places Ardent at the very forefront of baitcasting reel technology.
Created with European anglers in mind, this low-profile multiplier incorporates drag-tracking technology and is the first from Ardent to feature both left and right hand wind.
It comes in a number of formats, including a saltwater model, and with a choice of three differing gear ratios.
The Edge Elite, tried and tested by Ardent’s BASS Elite Pros, features no less than 12 ball bearings, as well as a one-way clutch bearing.
Built on a tough and lightweight aluminium one-piece frame, it has a multi-disc carbon fibre drag, with carbon fibre star drag wheel and handles. The precise, machine-cut gears can create either fast 6.5:1 or ultra fast 7.2:1 gear ratios.
“An aluminium spool, ceramic line guide and centrifugal braking system make this reel the first choice for our elite Pros,” says Ardent.
“Finished in black, it is also equipped with Ardent’s new patent-pending, Drag Tracking Technology – ensuring perfect line lay and even longer casts.”
View this year's entries here:
- Best Accessory
- Best Braided Line
- Best Clothing
- Best Fixed Spool Reel
- Best Fly Line
- Best Fly Reel
- Best Fly Rod
- Best Hard Lure
- Best Metal Lure
- Best Monofilament
- Best Multiplier Reel
- Best Rod
- Best Soft / Dough Natural Hook Bait
- Best Soft Lure
- Best Sunglasses / Headgear
- Best Terminal Tackle
- Boxes, holdalls, bags & luggage