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2006 Quantum Energy PT Casting And Spinning Reels - Take Me Back In Time...


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Going back in time, 18 years ago. Bought these Quantum Energy PT reels when they first came out. The casting reel model is E760PT and spinning reel Energy PT20.

 

When I first saw these in the 2006 Bass Pro Shops catalog, I thought what unique and beautiful reels. The vacuum deposition coloring looked stunning. These reels don't get scratched up as painted reels do. Just a wipe down with a damp cloth and they look brand new.

 

Quantum back then was a heavy hitter in the market, since KVD was with them and won a few Bass Masters tournaments. Quantum was right up there with Shimano and Daiwa reels.

 

Back then these reels were not light weight at all. Both reels weigh over 9.5oz. Case in point, Shimano had the Curado 200DHSV(which I own), which weighed in at 9.8oz. These reels are built like tanks and the casting reel has centrifugal braking with an external brake dial. Also, the casting reel is tall in height, that you need big paws to have a good palming grip. The baitcast reel has 50lb, 12 lb dia Sufix Braid. The spinning reel has 20 lb, 6 lb dia Original Power Pro braid and spare spool has 6lb P-Line CXX moss green. The casting reel, the centrifugal braking can be temperamental. It's not a Shimano VBS braking, I just have to be aware what I'm casting so I don't backlash. Top much braking and you lose casting distance. The spinning reel bail wire is made of titanium. It has a very good strong drag.

 

I've held on to these reels since 2006, cuz I still think they are very good looking reels. I honestly don't use them as often, they are just a nice collection because the oil slick colors it has from the vacuum deposition. Other 2 casting reels that did the vacuum deposition coating are or were the Bass Pro Shops Johnny Morris Signature series and the Abu Garcia MGX Aurora, with the Aurora similar to the vacuum deposition coating on the Quantum Energy PT. 

 

Theses Quantum Energy PT reels through the years, have caught some good bass for me. As mentioned these are tanks and will still perform great, but just heavy compared to newer generation of reels.

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I knew several people that had these reels and I am surprised that they are still around. All of us had issues. I had two of the Energy Pti spinning reels. Both died in less than a year. I sent them back to Quantum for multiple issues and was even sent new reels. I also had the Tour Edition (Blue Finish) and it too was dead in less than a year. Also, sent it back to Quantum multiple times and was given a new reel. It was a coffee grinder. All them them ended up in the trash. They are what inspired me to learn how to work on reels. 

 

Also, the finish on them started to flake off almost immediately and I was pretty good at babying these reels as well. I am not going to knock Quantum totally. They did their best to work on them but it just didn't work out. Plus, I have had good luck with a Smoke and their previous Tour Edition. 

 

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I ask have a few of these. I've passed some to my grandsons. I told them if they could dial these in and get used to them,  that they would be able to cast anything. They weren't cheap when new. Like you said once dialed in they were a great reel. I fell in love because they were burners. 

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