|Denali Rosewood Shakey Head rod paired with an Ardent/Evercast Forge 2000 spinning reel|
|My favourite rod from Denali, the Rosewood Shakey Head|
The Forge spinning reel from Ardent/Evercast is a work of art. Just in terms of appearance, it has me hooked! The carbon fiber pattern is eye catching, I love the foam knob - its comfortable and looks great. The Forge 2000 has an 11+1 ball bearing system, and is frankly one of the smoothest reels I've ever laid my hands on. It has a 5.2:1 gear ratio, a lightweight aluminum bail wire, aluminum spool and a high strength aluminum forged body. It is specifically engineered for a smooth, silent retrieve, and that's exactly what it does. The 2000 series has a total weight of 9.8 ounces, and it doesn't feel heavy in your hand at all. The 2000 spool holds about 100 yards of 10 pound McCoy Braid, and I add a 6-8 foot 8 pound McCoy 100% Flourocarbon leader.
|A sharp looking reel, the Forge 2000 will silently, and smoothly, put that big Smallie in your livewell|