Bass Angler Magazine

2016 Team Ardent Roster

ArdentHere is Ardent’s  2016 Pro Staff Program –“Team Ardent”. New members this year include several outstanding B.A.S.S. Open & FLW Tour anglers:

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JT Kenney – FLW Tour

JT Kenney:

I am very excited to be using Ardent reels. With the astonishing amount of research that they have put in, they have found the perfect balance of weight, casting distance and durability that makes ardent second to none. My only source of income is fishing and the only reel on my deck will be Ardent.”


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Clayton Batts – FLW Tour

Clayton Batts:

As a user of Ardent Reels over the last few years, I have watched Ardent evolve into a Superior reel company with a warranty second to none. The new Apex line is the most dependable, toughest, and longest casting reels on the market. I am thankfully blessed to be a member of Team Ardent in 2016.”

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Michael Neal – FLW Tour

Michael Neal:

“Ardent is doing something that really sets themselves apart from the rest of the industry with a 3-year warranty which really speaks for the quality of the products.  I am honored to represent a company that stands beside their craftsmanship and gives me the complete confidence that the reels can handle whatever I need them to without fail.”


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Bryan Schmitt – FLW Tour

Bryan Schmitt:

“The Ardent Apex series is exactly what I want for all styles of fishing they are fast strong and light. I do a lot of grass fishing and I can promise I’ve put them through the ringer with braided line and they hold up I’m honored to be on team Ardent.

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Jim Jones – FLW Tour

Jim Jones:

“The Ardent Apex, Wire and Gliss Line all define quality, dependability, and performance. Backed by the best warranty in the industry, you definitely can’t go wrong with Ardent. I am truly honored to represent Ardent and proud to be on their team.”



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Andrew Slegona – B.A.S.S. Open

Andrew Slegona:

“I am very proud to be part of team Ardent for the 2016 season! As a tournament angler it is very important to have the best equipment possible to get the job done. Ardent Apex reels are light weight, super smooth, and very dependable. I could not have asked for a better brand.”


These top professionals will be joining other long time Team Ardent anglers including Denny Brauer, Fred Roumbanis, Clifford Pirch and Scott Canterbury who will be competing in the B.A.S.S. Elite Series, FLW Tour & Major League Fishing tournaments.


The Team Ardent program is now entering its 10th year with over 250 North American Anglers who utilize Ardent reels, rods & reel care products. All Team Ardent members will be using a number of products this year including the Apex Grand, Apex Magnum, Wire, C-Force Bolt, spinning reels & Edge rods. To learn more about becoming a Team Ardent Member contact tcole@ardentoutdoors.com


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