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I was new to baitcasters this past summer and felt like I got pretty dialed in on Abu’s, Shimano’s, and Diawa’s. However, I got a pretty great deal on a Quantum Monster 300 during the TW Christmas sales and I cannot for the life of me figure out the braking system. Does anyone have experience in adjusting the brakes on this reel or similar Quantum reels? Thanks in advance. 

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Open the non handle side plate and activate some of the centrifugal brakes.  It most likely has a dial on the spool you can turn and this will engage brakes one at a time with each click.  This is a big bait reel with a very deep spool that will be very heavy when full of line.  It is not going to cast regular bass baits all that well.  Stick to baits that weight 1/2 oz at the bare minumum.

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1 hour ago, starkeer said:

I was new to baitcasters this past summer and felt like I got pretty dialed in on Abu’s, Shimano’s, and Diawa’s. However, I got a pretty great deal on a Quantum Monster 300 during the TW Christmas sales and I cannot for the life of me figure out the braking system. Does anyone have experience in adjusting the brakes on this reel or similar Quantum reels? Thanks in advance. 

 

The internal adjustment dial assists with 'dialing in' the braking system. 

 

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If you've not accessed this - that could be somewhat problematic.

If you have - maybe you're not holding your mouth right ? 

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A-Jay

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Did you ever figure this out? I just received mine from the TW sale and have spent the past few hours trying to get the side cover off... there's no switch, button, lever or anything that indicates how to get it off. Came with a schematic drawing but nothing's labeled and there is shockingly little info about this reel to be found anywhere online... I emailed Quantum Support but let me know if you've figured this out, every other reel I own has the external adjustment dial and/or visible switch to pop the side cover... it would seem ridiculous to have to start pulling screws to get in there for a simple adjustment

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Read post below ~

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Where the red arrow is. Twist that knob and it loosens the side plate.  The side plate twists up. 

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25 minutes ago, TheBassTurd said:

Did you ever figure this out? I just received mine from the TW sale and have spent the past few hours trying to get the side cover off... there's no switch, button, lever or anything that indicates how to get it off. Came with a schematic drawing but nothing's labeled and there is shockingly little info about this reel to be found anywhere online... I emailed Quantum Support but let me know if you've figured this out, every other reel I own has the external adjustment dial and/or visible switch to pop the side cover... it would seem ridiculous to have to start pulling screws to get in there for a simple adjustment

 

25 minutes ago, TheBassTurd said:

Did you ever figure this out? I just received mine from the TW sale and have spent the past few hours trying to get the side cover off... there's no switch, button, lever or anything that indicates how to get it off. Came with a schematic drawing but nothing's labeled and there is shockingly little info about this reel to be found anywhere online... I emailed Quantum Support but let me know if you've figured this out, every other reel I own has the external adjustment dial and/or visible switch to pop the side cover... it would seem ridiculous to have to start pulling screws to get in there for a simple adjustment

Loosen(counterclockwise) the thumbscrew(part 46 on the schematic) until it disengages from the side cover. Twist the sidecover down gently then pull it away from the chassis. The cover will come off. Adjust the brakes.

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FFS... SMH. Ya know that's the 1st thing I touched but saw a spring in the diagram so I stopped in fear it would explode. Thanks!

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Honestly, I hadn't had a chance to take a second look at it. But this information seems to have solved my issues and I cant wait to get everything spooled up. 

 

Thanks everyone!

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