Quantum Smoke PT

Quantum Smoke PT
Quantum Smoke PT

The Quantum Smoke is a lightweight high performance reel that was recently added to Quantum's lineup of baitcast reels. Debuted at ICAST 2010, the reel has a great list of specs and a modern minimalist appearance.



Construction

The reel features a solid one-piece lightweight aluminum frame with aluminum side covers rather than magnesium. It is a very well made and durable all metal reel that weighs an amazing 6.8oz in the 150 size. This is one of the lightest reels on the market in its price point category. It also has some nice additional features like a 9 PT stainless-polymer hybrid bearings (8 + 1), a ceramic and carbon fiber drag system, Infinite ACS II centrifugal cast control, Titanium-nitride coated line guide and skeletal handle with EVA knobs.


Appearance

One of the most impressive aspects of the Quantum Smoke is the look. It has a cool looking gun metal black finish with dark nickel components that compliment the look of the reel.


Usage

This is a good choice for any angler who likes to cast lures but also likes pitch all day with minimal fatigue. It has a good line capacity for long distance casts and a light and low profile for avid bass anglers who are addicted to pitching. It also has a fast gear ratio of 6.6:1 which makes it great for burning baits and setting the hook with heavy jigs in deep water. The drag is smooth and can handle big fish on light line, like the fish in the video below.



Conclusion

The Quamtum Smoke is a good all-around reel and is extremely light for its price point. It makes a good addition to any angler's tackle and is match well with most rods, but makes a perfect combo when matched with a Quantum Smoke Rod.

Product for review provided by manufacturer.

Product Specifications

Manufacturer Quantum
Model Smoke SL150SPT
Type Baitcast
Gear Ratio 6.6:1
Line Capacity 165/12
Bearings 8+1
Max Drag 17 lbs
Frame Aluminum
Weight 6.8oz
MSRP $219.95

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