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
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
Quantum lives up to excellence again with the Smoke PTs Inshore reel. Light weight construction allows to cast all day. Very balanced, smooth system and looks fantastic. Retrieval is extremely smooth with a great drag, although silent drag whichis odd at first. I have this reel balanced on a 7' Shimano Teramar MH Fast action rod for inshore saltwater surf and bay fishing. Third cast on new reel I "Smoked" a 28" Snook that ripped off about 25 yards of light/medium drag and brought it right into the beach with little effort. I am very happy I got the Smoke for my Saltwater fishing.
June 22, 2013
I have the 40 and it has served me well on striped bass and peacock bass. I like this reel because it is strong and lightweight. It looks sharp and the drag is smooth. 2 things I have against this reel:1. would have like to have a solid 1 piece handle. The reel handle is held into a base with a screw. After a lot of casting the screw becomes loose and you need to take the handle blade off to tighten screw. The screws are torque head screws so if you don't have this type of screw driver, you're in trouble(I found this out the hard way on vacation. 2. The spring that controls the drag clicker is not stainless steel and rusts quickly#not good for an inshore reel) You can't get the spring as a separate piece if it rusts..you have send in the entire spool.
October 4, 2014