Quantum SL50PTs Smoke PTi Inshore Spinning Reel
Quantum's Freshwater Smoke Inshore Reels are engineered to last. Tackle the toughest challenges and feel secure in so doing with these affordable models.
- ThinLine aluminum body and side coverStacked ceramic front-adjustable drag system
- Polymer-stainless hybrid PT bearings
- LMS line management system
- Extra-hard PT gears
- Continuous Anti-Reverse
- Aluminum Long Stroke spool design
Very disappointed with this reel
January 10, 2015
My experience with this reel has not at all been a positive one. With less than 200 casts on this reel, an excessive amount of play had built up between the rotor and the bail arm assembly. I'm not talking about a small amount of play, either. It was so bad you could easily feel it when opening the bail. I sent the reel back to Quantum, and they replaced it under warranty. Unfortunately, the replacement reel had the exact same problem. While a bit frustrated with the reel itself, Quantum's customer service in the handling of this issue was top notch. I informed Quantum that I no longer had any interest in the Smoke line of reels, and they agreed to exchange the Smoke50 for a Cabo50, no questions asked. While the Quantum Smoke Reel only gets a 1 star rating from me, their customer service is certainly worthy of 5 stars.
Pros:It's light in weight, and that's about it.
Cons:I believe this reel is in need of a re-design, particularly at the bail arm / rotor junction. I don't think the play that developed in my reel is a matter of random defect. I honestly believe it's a design flaw. I will not purchase another one of these reels, nor would I recommend them to another angler. If you're looking for a quality saltwater reel from Quantum, get a Cabo.
I would recommend this item to a friend.
November 17, 2014
Nice lightweight reel. It is smooth feels sturdy and is comfortable to use. I have not dunked this reel so I dont know how it reacts to salt water but I dont see it having a problem.
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