A great price for a performance reel! Quantum® Q-Vex Spinning Reels feature a quality 10-bearing system with anti-reverse clutch, tough graphite frame and sidecover, gunsmoke dual-anodized-aluminum spool, titanium nitride roller, and metal handle.
Rated 5 out of 5 by manichispanic highly recommended
It's light weight, durable and looks slick. Highly recommend.
May 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by irishski Great reel at a good price
Loaded reel with Stren 12lb clear and went out fishing. The reel performed well and casting was great. I think that tiis reel will be used alot.
March 14, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by KansasHumpback Not for the fishing fanatic
I started fishing again after a 12yr hiatus, and wanted something to get started with and having had 2 older quantums that were perfect I decided to stick with it. First day out I dropped it 3 feet into gravel and bail bent. No big deal, but pflueger can but a decent bail at this price range. I fish about 3 to 4 times a week, and after about a month the drag system started to fail, wouldn't stay locked. Two months in and started having major spooling probelms, and handle started to wobble. Due to high kansas winds I was casting into 30-40 mph on a regular basis looking for those saugeye and the reel literally started popping apart. It was great reel, just not meant to be fished heavy. (My pricey Quantum reel from the mid 90's is still perfect)
March 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Randpage Best Spin Cast I Have
I was truly impressed with this reel, the distance on casting and how easy it is to throw. I paired it with my Berkley Lightning Spin Cast Rod and what a great combo. I am using 14lb Trilene and the reel cast' a good distance and very manageable. I will have to say it out performed my Pflueger 3 to 1.
January 13, 2013
If you can barely turn the reel then your drag might be set to tight. You will need to adjust the drag on the top of the reel. also, you might need to clean or lube your reel. See the Owner's Manual or take the reel to one of the stores for assistance.
Quantum does not include a spare spool with the Q-Vex. You may purchase spare spools through their dealers, or through Outdoor World Rod and Reel Repair at (417) 873-5274 Mon.-Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
as a frequent river wader a one piece 5 foot rod is perfect makes those mid-river tie ons easier because you're not struggling to balance a 6 foot rod.. i used to fish a quantum torsion, excellent rod for the money but a little stiff for my taste. as for the cherrywood i own a 5'6 that i use to trout fish, the rod has very little backbone and can be broken easy. i found my match made in heaven when i purchased a 5 foot ugly stick lite pro sensitive for those lighter bites with enough backbone to handle the 5 pound smallies with ease..its all about preference i guess but any good 5 foot rod paired up with a size 10 quantum is money