Quantum TH50 Throttle Spinning Reel

Quantum TH50 Throttle Spinning Reel

Price: $59.95
Model
TD Code
DescriptionRetrieveGear RatioBall BearingsWeightDragI.P.T.Line CapacityPrice
TH50
QUA-0512
Throttle Spinning ReelDual Retrieve5.3:110 + 112.81436225/12$59.95 USD

The Quantum TH50 Throttle Spinning Reel utilizes Quantum's Reel Engine Technology - a brand new way to construct and manufacture a spinning reel. These reels feature a precisely aligned aluminum Uni-body construction, offering super free spinning, and a silky smooth and durable gear system.

Quantum TH50 Throttle Spinning Reel Features:

  • R.E.D – Reel Engine Design
  • MaxCast II Spool with braid band
  • 10BB + 1 RB
  • 5.3:1 Gear Ratio
4.5 Stars based on 81 reviews
By Brian
Phila, PA
Excellent
March 6, 2020
Excellent reel at an excellent price. Does the job for me from boat, jetty, beach.
No complaints.
ProsIt fits my budget and my fishing habit.
ConsNone so far.
By Michael
Sarasota, FL
Didn't Last
December 16, 2019
Bought this item last year for myself as a Christmas gift to Me and unfortunately it didn't last a year. Just this past weekend, I was reeling in a 5lb fish and the gears started slipping. I figured it might be an easily replaceable plastic gear in the cranking handle area, so the next day I took it apart. I'll admit i was relieved to see the gears were not plastic, however I found that the main spiraling piston gear on the main shaft lost most of its upper gears/screw-turns and this was causing the slippage I was feeling when reeling in the fish the previous day. I looked for the replacement part on the schematic for this reel but it cost $15.99, before shipping and taxes. Considering I paid $19.95 for the reel at purchase, it really isn't worth me taking it apart anymore to fix it myself.
ProsLooks nice, and runs smooth when it was working
ConsDidn't last, and I wish it had a clicker when the drag was being pulled out. It seems like only my Penn spinning reels do that though. It's just nice to know you are getting taken out with line when you have a rod in a rod holder and have a drag set lite.
By CharlieD
Kissimmee Florida
Smooth as glass
November 8, 2019
been out saltwater fishing like 5-7 times with these reels and I couldn't be happier. I always was & lube after each use and always work like new.
Prosbest bang for your buck
ConsNa
By Russ
Tampa FL
Great reel @ great price
October 29, 2019
Used it to haul is some fish already and seems to be holding up fine . Gotta really crank down the drag when needed tho.
ProsVery nice looking . Matched up with my rods beautifully.
ConsNot sure how long it will last.
By john n.
Maryland
Totally Impressed
October 29, 2019
I bought the first one because it was only $20. I did not expect much from a zebco spinning reel, but was I ever wrong. This reel is smooth and solid. After using it for about a month, I bought 2 more and outfitted two of my lighter surf rods with them. I have not caught anything huge yet, just a few rays and couple of catfish, one about 10 pounds, but the reels performed flawlessly. They retrieve 37" of line per turn of the handle. A huge plus when cranking fast moving surf baits.

I like them so much that I now own 6 of them. I have them set up with 8 to 30# lines and use them for just about everything. I have one set up for steelhead this spring. Cannot wait. Strongly recommend these reels. I have them on an 8' ugly stick, on two 10' sea lion rods and on 2 10' diawa rods. My ugly stick pairing is my go to set up for casting lures. The others are all rigged for live bait or cut bait. I am looking for a 12' rod light enough for this reel to feel balanced.
Prossmooth bearings quick retrieve smooth drag zero movement on the anti-reverse light weight handles saltwater well decent line capacity $20
ConsI wish that they sold one for a similar price, that was just one size bigger. I want more line capacity and a little more drag for heavier saltwater species like sharks.
By Leonardo
Doral, FL
Great reel
October 23, 2019
Very good reel for the price, I'm using it for pier fishing on saltwater and it's holding ok. I opened one for service and it's well lubricated. With proper care I can see this reel lasting for many years. At $20 it's a real steal.
ProsSmooth. Aluminum frame (strong). Came well lubricated. Quiet drag. $20.
ConsA little on the heavy side. (I prefer it that way for saltwater use, pier and surf fishing).
By Derek
Ohio
Just OK
October 15, 2019
It works but nothing special. Not near as smooth as you would expect for having "11 " bearings.
By LUIS
Lakewood, NJ
Nice Reel for the price!
October 8, 2019
very nice reel for tackle small to medium size fish very smooth too.
By Ronnie
Lubbock Tx
A very good reel
October 3, 2019
The price was great fast shipping and shipping rate was good and it got here fast
By PEL
Gulfport, Ms.
great price
September 19, 2019
So far so good. I use this reel to cast popping corks for salt water fishing . It was handling a jack crevalles until my braid broke from the mono backing. Landed some good size reds and yesterday a good size flounder with this reel. Landed a bunch of small specks and white trout without any problems.
By George D.
Florida
GREAT REEL FOR THE MONEY!
September 12, 2019
CASTS AND REELS IN FAST(36"/TURN). DRAG AND CENTER ROD IS LIKE A $50 DOLLAR REEL. EVERYTHING ELSE IS LIKE A REEL OVER $100. UNBELIEVABLE REEL FOR $20 DOLLARS.
I HAVE HAD NO PROBLEMS THROWING A 180 WHOPPER PLOPPER AND RETRIEVING IT AND KEEPING MY FISH AWAY FROM THE LAKES TAME FISH EATING ALLIGATORS !
ProsEVERYTHING
ConsCENTERPOST RATTLE WITH RAPID RETRIEVE OF 1 OZ LIPLESS CRANKBAIT!
By Chuck D.
Clayton, NC
Smooth and Did the Job!
September 12, 2019
Easy to cast and lightweight. Did not disappoint, and saltwater did not cause any issues. Rinsed and still smooth.
By Wayne
Lewes Delaware
This reel at this price is amazing.
September 11, 2019
I purchased 5 of these reels for fishing rods that I made. The rods are 4'6" and made for 15-20 LBS test and 1 -4oz lures. I matched these reels to them and the rod is perfectly balanced. I put 20lb braid on them and fished them over the labor day weekend. The results were great we caught Flatties and Blacksea Bass. The reels were smooth and with the 14 lb drag system did a great job of landing our catches!
ProsSmooth operation well crafted can handle the salt environment reverse release switch will hold 300 yards of braid
Consnone
By Todd
Holly Pond, Alabama
Great reel at an even better price
September 4, 2019
This reel is very smooth, haven't caught anything big yet, but hoping to soon. Fast shipping and great price. Will be doing business again soon with Tackledirect!!!
By Mike
Southeast Arkansas
Light as a feather
September 4, 2019
Good long casts and it is so light you can barely tell it is on your rod. I bought a pair when they went on sale and was so impressed with those i purchased another pair. It's a good reel for the price whether you're an experienced angler or a beginner.
ProsLight, good casts with line rated 1-15 lbs
ConsNone yet so far
5 Questions & 5 Answers
David
from Oklahoma asked:
May 24, 2019
Yes I am a new crappie fisherman and just wanted to know which Q. TH. Is the smallest, the TH 40 or 50
1 Answer
The 40 is smaller then the 50 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on May 24, 2019

Mike
from New York, NY asked:
May 15, 2019
I was looking for a new reel to pair with a 7ft medium rod.  I came across the throttle on your website but was initially looking at the Penn Pursuit III.  Would you recommend this reel over the Penn Pursuit III?


1 Answer
The pursuit 3 would be a better overall reel. 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on May 16, 2019

william treacy
from Long Island, N.Y asked:
April 12, 2019
can this reel be paired with 9' medium acction surf rod for stripers and blues from beach?
1 Answer
That would make a good light setup, the reel isn't overly large so it is lacking line capacity. 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on April 15, 2019

capt tim holloway
from englewood fl 34224 asked:
January 30, 2019
looking for 8ft spinning rod 20to 40 line class 1/2 to 3 oz lure heavy/extra heavy action
1 Answer
Your best option would be the Penn BATIN2040S80 Battalion Inshore Spinning Rod
Submitted by: Bernie on January 31, 2019

tim holloway
from fl asked:
January 29, 2019
will this reel stand up to saltwater use
1 Answer
With regular cleanings this reel can be used in saltwater
Submitted by: Bernie on January 30, 2019

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