Quantum Smoke PTs Inshore Spinning Reels
Smoking good reel
This is an excellent choice for inshore fishing especially if you fish artificial lures all day. Firstly I gave this a four only due to the drag clicker spring breaking on one of the three reels that I own. It was a simple inexpensive fix (did it myself) and have not had another issue. That said these feels a vey light have a smooth drag and cast well. I have used them for over a year now and have landed big trout, reds, and snook with no worries. I would not hessitate to purchase another
December 30, 2014
I got this reel as a recommendation from a friend and when it came in I was very excited. However, right off the bat I noticed it wasn't nearly as smooth as I thought and it would make a loud squeaking noise when I reeled it in. So, I bought the recommended Quantum Hot sauce reel oil to lube it up. However, the squeaking kept getting louder and the reel rougher. So about a week later I took a trip to BPS and the reel experts there said that the Quantum Smoke Inshore has been returned more times than any other reel in the store. Thankfully, BPS has terrific customer service and return policies so I can get a future replacement.
March 2, 2015
Worth every penny and then some.
I paired this reel with a 7' M Bionic Blade w/ micro guides. I use it mainly for freshwater fishing near heavy cover in Florida which often times includes Snook and Tarpon. This reel has the power to fight and reel in the big surprises but is small enought to be comfortable while fishing small ponds and canals. It is a great dual threat reel for those who fish inshore and freshwater.
March 1, 2015
Paired with my 7' Med Action Surf rod, the Smoke PT 4000 has performed flawlessly as a surf/ bottom fishing rig. In the past two days, it's handled 1-20 pound sharks, black drum, blues, blue runners, flounder, whiting, lady fish, stingray and a very large cow-nose ray.
The only issue I have with this reel so far is when it's being used with artificial lures. When the wind is just right, the braided line snags on the bails arm leveler cover. There is a small gap between the parts and frame causing problems when retrieving.
The drag is very smooth and easy to work, especially when your catch begins to run. Its been dumped in the sand and some salt water splash and zero problems...so far.
May 17, 2014