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.
Quantum Smoke PT spinning reels utilize Quantum's C4LF carbon fiber rotor and CSC drag system, thus creating one of the lightest and best performing spinning reels ever.
- 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.