I just wanted to follow through with my report on the Ardent 2000 Spinning Reel and Ardent IM6 Finesse Rod Combo
I purchased from Amazon. I've used it on two occasions now. I have it spooled with 8 pound Nanofil line.
Most of my casting, and catching, was with an 04 size Rapala Shad Rap. This is a rather light lure
and fits the low end of casting weight for this rod. I knew it would cast heavier but I was
concerned about lighter. It casts beautifully. I could get excellent distance and accuracy with
rig even with light weight. The reel is very smooth handling and has a very smooth drag. The rod has
very good fixtures with guides and handle. Fast tip IM6 medium blank.
No complaints whatsoever on this $38 (shipped) rig. I consider it high value for that price.
Edited by doctorxring (06/04/17 05:36 PM)