Quantum Tour KVD PT Crankbait Rod
Not just a crankbait rod...
I have the 7' M rod and put it to the test this weekend. Threw Strike King Series 4s, 4, and 5 crankbaits and a Rapala DT10. This rod is perfect for casting those size of crankbaits out to 40 yards. I wouldnt throw anything lighter/smaller than those, but thats just me. Its also perfect for wake baits and bladed swim jigs. Went fishing at my honey hole which has been flooded and now looks like chocolate milk. I had no luck with crankbaits, so I switced to a Strike King Rage Blade in black/blue and landed nearly 20lbs on 5 fish. This rod really allows that Rage Blade to dance on a slow roll and they crushed it today! Overall, this rod is versatile, well balanced, sensitve, and has enough power to handle big fish. Great crankin' stick!
July 6, 2014
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
These rods are good for large baits
I have 6 of these rods and after a couple years of using them they are still holding up well so they are not lacking in quality. You can launch rattle traps and big crankbaits a mile with these things as well as make short accurate roll casts IF you are using big crankbaits. If you try to fish Rapala DT 4's, 6's, little flat sided baits or pretty much any other small bait you will be frustrated using these. These rods have a large diameter at the base, they are heavier than most rods, and the tips are thicker than most rods as well. These aren't bad qualities for big baits, long casts, and things like that. The problem is that even the medium light action rod isn't light or small enough to load up under the weight of small crankbaits. If the rod doesn't load up right then casting becomes very difficult. It feels like trying to cast a bait with a pool cue and makes short rolls casts terribly in accurate. It will also cause backlashes to be a problem. I wrote this review so that others don't end up having the same problems I had. I have 6 of these and there are a lot of scenarios where I leave them at home because they just don't work right with a lot of baits that I use. Overall it's a great rod if it's used for what it was designed to do.
April 29, 2014
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