Quantum® EXO PT Baitcast Reels
- Ceramic drag system
- Lightweight aluminum crank handle
- One-piece aluminum frame
- Quick-release side cover
- Polymer-stainless hybrid PT bearings
- Continuous anti-reverse
- MaxCast™ skeletal spool
- Adjustable centrifugal cast control
- EX 200 and 300 size reels feature Double Back Up Pawl and Ratchet System
- EX300 size reels include an additional power handle
Customized bearings are fitted in a special polymer cage for added sensitivity and corrosion protection. PT drag systems feature ceramic washers to dissipate heat in long runs. Single-piece aluminum frames are machined with computer precision to hold all critical components in perfect alignment.
Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 24 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Kemmif LIGHTEST REEL EVER After I got used to this reel and got it tuned to my feel, it is the first one I pick up when I go out. I put it on a 7 ft light weight MH rod ($100) and I can fish it for hours without getting tired. This is a very new reel and as with most new technology, there were some bugs at first. 1 - the earliest models had a one step process for removing the side panel to adjust the tension but that has been improved in newer versions. The one step system could cause you to drop the side panel accidentally. 2 - the first editions have a 2 rivit connection for the attachment bar rather than the later solid piece and that rivit system WILL get loose in time. 3 - the inside tension adjustment is cumbersome but set it near the highest tension and you will cast longer and get less tired with fewer backlashes using this reel than any other on the market. Great for shallow runners, buzz baits or worming. High speed reel not great for deep diving plugs. May 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by championred Love the EXO Been using other brands for years and just received 2 EXO's for a gift. These reels are incredible, easy to cast, very light. Next, plan to purchase the EXO rods. Looking forward to changing all of my reels to EXO. April 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lance42 Great Baitcaster!! "This reel is exactly what I have been waiting for!...Light...Durable...Smooth...at and affordable price. This is the lightest reel I have ever owned or fished with. Paired with an EXO rod, it is incredible!! It is durable and smooth as I have had no problems with mine. The 5.3:1 delivers all the power you need. All of this at a great price compared to other "light" reels." March 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by LJbass One of the best.... I've owned a lot of reels and the EXO is absolutely one of the best reels I've had the pleasure to fish with. March 29, 2013
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Details:i have been fishing since i was like 3 or so and i just dont get why this reel backlashes all the time please help. what can i do to keep it from backlashing?
A:Open the side cover and adjust the brake. Try setting it in the middle, then on the other side there is a small dial that you would adjust to fine tune. You shoulod be able to hold the rod at waist level with your lure, press the release button and adjust brakes until your spool does not spin when your lure touches the ground. Keep in mind that with a bait caster, your thumb is your friend. The harder you cast the more use of your thumb to control the spool speed is needed.
A:Since this only has one brake adjustment. Adjust it a little heavy and slowly back off. After each click try your cast. Dont forget your thumb. The rod you have it seated on plays a big part as well as line and lure weight. I have mine on an Abu Garcia 7' heavy not the micro guide. And it is spooled with 14 lb mono.
A:" what can i do to keep it from backlashing"
Simply put...Nothing! The EXO has problems, and a cast controle system that does not work as intended is one of the major problems the reel exhibits.
Some have had miniscule luck with using heavier(1/2oz.+) weight and cranking down on the 'spool tension' while utilizing the 'Max' setting on the centrifugal brake.
A:I was in the same boat with an MGX. I've been tournament fishing for years and when I got my new Garicia, same thing. What fixed it for me was to take about 20 yards of line off the real from what normally is "full". I haven't had another backlash since.
A:Adjust the ACS brake under the sideplate
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A:There probably isnt anything wrong with the reel.first thing I would do is open it up and check the lubrication(factory lubrication sometimes is too heavy and sometimes lacking) re-lube lightly.I do this to every new reel I get. When You set your reel for your lure first put the brake setting to zero,then adjust your cast control to where your lure decends to the ground and makes the spool turn around 1 spin.then set your brake to the mid setting and go from there(adjust more or less if needed).one thing that I learned is that lower test pound line will bird nest easy,so around 12 pound test works excelent,braid works good cause theres no memory and You dont get those loose coils,just get a diameter that You comfortable useing.and one final thought is to let the rod load properly and not musceling the cast to get it far.and practice all the time,I still do practice and I have been using baitcasters for most of my fishing life.good luck and go enjoy that new reel.
A:All you have to do is take off the side cover on the reel and adjust the red dial. Just make sure the spool doesn't move when you adjust it. Another way is turn the knob right behind the star drag. If both of those don't work you may have to return it and get another one.
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