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Old 06-01-09, 05:58 PM   #1
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Default Ardent reels ?

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Have not been on in a while, the site has changed alot. i was wondering if any body has tried these reels? I am really looking at the xs600 and I like the fact they are U.S.A. made. Any input would be great. Just dont want to spend $200.00 if it is not a good product.
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Old 06-01-09, 08:57 PM   #2
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I've held some and they feel really cheap. When it comes to fishing reels, Japan's products beat american by far IMO. I haven't used an ardent, but don't plan on buying one anytime soon. I'll stick with Daiwa.

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Old 06-03-09, 06:47 PM   #3
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Why reinvent the wheel. At best all you could hope for is a reel equal in quality and performance to either Daiwa or Shimano. Most likely they aren't. So my honest advice to you is to spend your $200 on a proven winner.
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Yeah I know i have a bunch of daiwa's. and they are good reels. Just would like my money to go back into a U.S company. but maybe I will wait and see.
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Default I have 2 curado e's

and love them and they are $179....have some revos and they are nice but I believe I will give the nod to the shimano
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Yeah I know i have a bunch of daiwa's. and they are good reels. Just would like my money to go back into a U.S company. but maybe I will wait and see.
It's a world wide economy. Most likely half or more of the components weren't made in this country, only final assembly took place here.

Spend your hard earned money on quality.
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