Quantum® KVD Tour Baitcast Reels
- Designed to fit KVD's aggressive style
- One-piece aluminum frame and sidecover
- MaxCast™ skeletal spool
- Super Free Spool system
- Ti-coated line guide
- Polymer-stainless hybrid PT bearings
- ACS3 self-adjusting centrifugal cast control
5-Time BASS Angler of the Year
Nobody does ''power'' fishing better than KVD. The Quantum KVD Tour Baitcast Reels are designed to fit his aggressive style, with upsized line capacities, self-tightening carbon fiber handles, and gear ratios for everything from deep cranking to burning the grass. Advanced features: one-piece aluminum frame and sidecover with titanium deposition finish; MaxCast™ skeletal spool; Super Free Spool system; Ti-coated line guide; polymer-stainless hybrid PT bearings; ACS3 self-adjusting centrifugal cast control via quick-release sidecover; advanced ceramic drag.
Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 30 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by BassinItUp Awesome reel. So this is my first $300 reel and I admit it was a tough decision to buy one. Up until now I have been using a now discontinued BPS Carbon Black, which I like a lot. Asi wanted to get another baitcaster I opted for this as it got good reviews. I have used it once and love it already. I took some advice from other reviewers and paired it up with a St. croix cranking rod, 6' 11" med heavy. Love the casting, in even the heavy winds the other day. Pulled in a few 2lbs with it, but nothing with much of a suggle yet. Going for Muskie tomorrow, and if I am lucky enough to hook into one, I will update my review of it. I will also pair it with a heavy Browning rod for that exclusion. Far as performance, the reel is super smooth, as is the thumb lever, compared to my Carbon. Cast far too. I still have to work on dialing it in. Had a nasty birds nest on it when I hit a tree stump casting and trying to pull it out was a pain. More so than my Carbon. It was weird how the spool chugged oddly as I pulled it out and used my pick to untangle. It was as if the line(10lb flouro) was caught between the spool and main body. It was weird. So far though, I love the feel ... And it looks cool ... Which I am convinced helps me catch fish. Hah! Still have a learning curve with the breaks and tension. April 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by DeerKilling KVD does it again The reel performs great, just as i expected. Worth every penny. Looks aggressive and sleek. Great color to match my z-6 and the carbon fiber handle is legit. The wiffle spool makes it easy to cast far. Just be sure to check the centrifugal brakes before your first cast. Otherwise, you will have a rats nest from the backlash. April 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bass79 Amazing Baitcast Reel I've used this reel for several months toward the end of summer and into fall. I had trouble with previous baitcast reels (backlash nests) due to their lack of adjustment features and being finicky. No such trouble with this reel, it is amazing. Pricey but well worth the money. Ultra smooth and will cast a loooooong ways if adjusted properly. I haven't had any issues thus far other than getting the side plate to latch shut but using a tiny file cured that problem in just a few minutes. Highly recommended February 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Michael54 Great reel I love this reel. I have only had it out a few times but it is very smooth...casts forever and the Burner model I got gets them back to the boat quickly! Great reel. November 27, 2012
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Details:I want to be able to cast far with virtually no weight on the end of the line.
A:6.6:1 is a great universal speed
A:For conditions that require power rather than speed, gear ratios of around 4:1 work well. The lower ratio transmits much more torque from the handle to the spool, which offers the fisherman more cranking power to muscle in larger and harder-fighting fish.
The 5.4:1 gear ratio is good for all-around fishing and is standard. This ratio has a relatively balanced rate of retrieve that works well for a range of fishing conditions. 7.1:1 are considered super high-speed reels. These reels provide a high level of control over the retrieval speed of a specific lure.
The easiest way to cast farther is to carry a little more line in the air, and shoot more line on the final cast and throw the line a little harder.
Details:Looking for a new reel and dont know which one i want. Which is better?
A:Just bought the Tour KVD and I am not dissapointed. This is the Second tour series I have bought. I also have the pt energy and it is nice but nothing like the tour series. The KVD is a reel that you can use for the next 20 years and not have to upgrade to another. Well worth the $$.
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A:Can't always go by the price tag, but the tour KVD is a better quality reel. Better quality bearings, finish is more durable....etc. The Reax would probably do what you want it to though. Comes down to personal preference....Mine, would be to get a Shimano, or try one of the Johnny Morris elites new for 2011. Excellent overall value!
Details:Is this reel worth the price or is the energy just as good
A:absolutely worth the price, dont sacrafice quality over price. you cant go wrong with this reel.....i have about 10 hours using this reel and have had absolutely no problems landing multiple 5LB Wipers, a couple of striper and several bass including a few 4+ LB bass and several crappie. paired it with the 7'4" crankin rod with fireline braid and its amazing.........casts over 40 yards with no backlash.......just get it tuned properly and reel comes with instructions on how to balance it with the proper weight.
A:I have both and for the money, the Energy is just as good. It just isn't as pretty.
A:As you can see on the site the KVD signature models are marked up in price from the std. Quantum reels. I have the std tour models, both spinning and casting and they all work great with no problems. I would stay away from the titanium finished reels. I did have 2 of them start flaking off from the salt from sweating on them in the summer heat. Other than that problem I have no complaints about the smoothness or durability of the PT reels. BTW, Quantum replaced both reels free of charge.
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A:NOOO This reel is AMAZING its the best PERIOD!!!
Details:Im going to ask for this reel and a e21 carrot stick micro guide with the cork handle MH 6'9" and was wondering if this would be a good set up thanks
A:NO, NO, NO pair it with a Quantum KVD SIgnature series or the KVD Crankin rod. the Crankin rod is about 50$ more but way worth it and the signature series rod is about 30$ cheaper and very well worth it. I have both and have absolutely ZERO complaints.....you might also try the Abu Garcia Veritas.........Solid rod as well, you can feel all the bumps in the water with that rod
A:I bought the Carrot Stick with the intention of pairing it with my KVD tour reel but once I got it I went out and bought another St. Croix Mojo. Nothing against the Carrot Stick, but for the KVD I liked the Mojo. I still fish the Carrot but oddly enough I paired it with a Pfleuger Echelon reel rather than a high dollar reel.
A:Use the new Quantum Smoke. You'll be happier.
A:I have this reel on the E-21 #CMG731MH-F-C. I'm using 14# flouro with it and it handles great. I use this for cranking, not flipping jigs. It is really smooth as a reel with 10+ bearings should be. Best advice, this is a reel used by world champions and advanced amateurs. It has 2 cast controls but still requires a deft touch to use. Enjoy, I do!!
A:I cant say if the reel is a good fit for the rod, but I have the 6'9 MH carrot stix rod and love it! I put a chronarch 100D7 on it and it feels like a match made in heaven. Overall a very light and extremely comfortable match. I know everyone has their preferences, but you should definately put a chronarch on it in store, and just see how it feels for yourself. both reels are $299...so good luck in your choosing.
I feel like the line guide on the quantums have a tendency to get in the way of my thumb as I palm the reel.
I had a pflueger patriach on it as well ($249), and depending on your hand size, this could be a good fit. The pflueger patriarch ( the blue one with the carbon fiber handle) performed great for me, but was a bit too small for my hand. Good luck!
Details:How about salmon or steelhead? How smooth is the drag and how's the overall durability?
A:I haven't used them for salmon or steelhead. But I have caught some big bass, catfish, and an occasional gar. It's a tough reel. The drag is super smooth. I don't like the shiny finish on these reels. They will soon start to flake off.
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A:The new KVD reels are pretty sweet i love mine and you can cast a bait a mile. remember it isnt the 60.00 one those are bad reels. its the new silver and red one he has got out
A:Anything by Quantum is well worth buying. I used to use all kinds of companies . They all fell apart by now. I still have Quantum reels from 1992 and they are as smooth as the new.
A:Get the new Abu Garcia Revo. It's easier to use.
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