Quantum Snapshot Series Spinning Reel
I originally purchased this reel because of the cool snapshot feature. However, after about the 20th cast, the snapshot broke. It is a great idea for a reel but it is made of plastic. The reel is great but the snapshot isn't of good quality. Buy this reel without the snapshot feature.
May 21, 2013
Not for the Avid Fisherman
If you are an occasional fisherman, the trigger system will perform well and may even last a few seasons. However, if you are a frequent angler who casts for hours, this reel (especially the trigger) just doesn't perform as it should over the long haul. Trigger mechanisms may crack, springs malfunction, or the trigger may not close entirely. In any event, you will likely be using the reel without the trigger at some point, having to manually flip the bail. If a trigger-style reel is a must, I have found the Shimano Syncopate (available at Bass Pro) to be the best on the market and lasts for more than one season.
November 21, 2014
The reel is good, but the trigger mechanism does not work, AT ALL, never once worked for me.
December 18, 2014
This reels are great for beginners or, for someone who doesn't particularly care to operate a standard spinning reel, but likes to finesse fish once in a while. These reels are inexpensive and I've had a couple break on me from perhaps overuse, but I still like them. The trigger grab is pretty neat and while the reel isn't as smooth as a good quality spinning reel, it does what I need it to do. If you like a standard spinning reel, I don't recommend you purchase this, but if you want something that's easy to operate and gets the job done, this is a relatively inexpensive alternative.
October 28, 2012