Product showcase: Ardent Reels XS1000 Baitcast Reel

Ardent announces the addition of the new XS1000 baitcast reel to the company's line-up of fishing reels and accessories, all of which are made in the U.S.A.

The XS1000 represents a redesign, upgrade and enhancement of the company's popular XS baitcaster, which was introduced in 2005. Many of the features that helped make Ardent's XS baitcaster successful have been refined, improved and incorporated into a redesign to create the XS1000, a lightweight, low-profile reel. Palm Ardent's XS1000 and be impressed with how its sleek, ergonomic styling fits into any size hand. The XS1000 is backlash-resistant, even when casting into the wind, and friction has been reduced so dramatically that users will cast farther — and with less effort — than ever before.

Ardent's Strike Saver™ Drag System delivers an ultra-smooth drag with total lock-down capability, while the quick-release mechanism on the reel's side cover provides easy access to a 6-pin centrifugal brake system. The XS1000 is easily disassembled — and reassembled — for regular maintenance. Its lightweight, one-piece machined aluminum spool holds 140 yards of 8-lb. line, 120 yards of 10-lb. line, or 100 yards of 12-lb. line. The XS1000 will also accept Ardent's new Reel Extra Ultra High Capacity Spool (optional) should heavier monofilament or braided lines be required by anglers.

Ten stainless steel ball bearings, a stainless steel clutch bearing and an all-purpose 6.3:1 helical gear ratio help keep Ardent's XS1000 working no matter how hard — or often — it's used.

Ardent's XS1000 and XS600 are the only magnesium-framed casting reels backed with a 3 year warranty. The Ardent XS1000's minimum advertised price is $249.99. For more information, visit Ardent's Web site. 

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