Quantum Tour KVD PT Crankbait Rod
Great rod for the price
I just bought one of these (7' Med power, Mod action) for crankbait fishing and I am extremely impressed. It throws medium sized crankbaits and rattletraps like hot lead going down range. Only, it might be more accurate than your favorite rifle.
This rod handles big fish with ease. The first fish I caught on this rod was a 7lb 2oz postspawn female at Kentucky Lake last weekend on a Red Eye Shad. I attached a picture. You can see the rod in the pic.
This was the first time I have caught such a big fish as my first fish on a new rod! I have to say, this rod was immediately confidence inspiring when fighting such a large fish with no previous experience catching anything on this rod. It proved to have plenty of backbone to control the fish, but also the perfect amount of give to not pull the hooks out of it's mouth.
At the same time, the rod is very light which is shocking when you first pick up the rod. To the naked eye it looks like a tank, but when you pick you will be pleasantly surprised at how light it is. The grip feels great in my hand. I have mine paired with an Abu Garcia Revo Premier and it feels like the two were made for each other.
If I were going to nitpick, I wish you could add weight to the butt of the rod, because it is a little nose-heavy and isn't 100% balanced, but that is really nitpicking. This doesn't bother me when I am fishing, but it might bother some rod snobs.
I highly recommend this rod for crankbait fishing.
April 22, 2014
Great rod for the money
I bought a 7'10" MH when BPS still sold them, and it's a great rod. KVD won't put his name on stuff he didn't have a hand in designing, or putting it to his personal test.
Be rest assured, you cannot beat this rod up as bad as KVD does, which should give you years of use
January 6, 2015
I was fortunate enough to purchase my Quantum KVD at a BASS convention for a bargain price but have since purchased another rod at retail. By far, the best cranking stick I have ever used. I can't afford some of the high dollar brands and $150 is still a lot to pay for a fishing rod but, when you evaluate the price of this rod versus the competitors, I believe this is by far a better deal. It is extremely versatile, great casting distance, and tremendous strength. I'm not exhausted after a day of cranking with this rod like I would be with others. It is the only cranking stick that I'll use. After all, it was designed by possibly the greatest bass fisherman to ever live, KVD.
June 20, 2014
Quality at its best
Have caught several large bass with this rod. Handled them with ease. Fits comfortably in your hands and wont wear you out. .Rod has lots of backbone with just the right amount of tip action to let the bass eat. Like I said Quality at its best
January 13, 2014