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this weekend i was in my BFL tournament and fishing along and my shimano reel just stopped working... and boy did i get really frustrated!!! Those stupid PLASTIC gears they used for turning the worm gear, most of the teeth were missing when i opened up when i got home!!!!

So anyway i want a new reel... And Im choosing between the quantum pt catalyst or the revo s, which one would yall pick.... why would yall pick quantum or abu!!!

thanks

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Ouch that stinks to lose a reel during a tourney. I would see which one you like best, I like quantum but have never tried Abu, my friend fishes with Abu and likes it also. So depends on which one you would prefer.

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Hmm...

There must be a little more to the story. Post what happened

in the Shimano section and be specific. I'm sure the issue has

a solution.

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And that little plastic gear used to turn the worm gear are found in all baitcasters I 've seen since 1980.

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Bassmafia,

This illustrates why I take extra reels with me when fishing.

I am taking three extra baitcasters and two extra spinning reels with me for a tournament this weekend.

It is far easier to change the reel than to fight a backlash, twisted line or have a reel fail.  :)

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you bet i will have extras even if its a cheapo reel.... better safe than sorry... So really do all reel shave that plastic gear for the worm gears

As I said, all the reels I 've known since 1980 ( Abu, Ryobi, Daiwa, Shimano and Quantum ) have that gear made of plastic, actually that gear and the one that moves it ( under the main gear ) are both nylon gears.

There 's a reason why it 's made from plastic, if something happens the plastic gear breaks before your worm gear does or your main gear does, it 's a fail safe mechanism to protect the metal gears of the reel.

It doesn 't mean that because the reel has a couple of nylon gears it 's made cheaply.

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It can't be!

The best thing to hit fishing (shimano) since the hook let you down?!

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Do we really need to clutter up the rod and reel board with ALL these shimano owners complaining about their broken reels?

I thought they created a Shimano fixit board due to the high traffic from frustrated Shemano owners.  

Take it there please.  

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I just got a new quantum and I can tell you I really like it . I purchased the new energy and it is the smoothest reel that I have ever owned right out of the box.   I own 3 other quantums and only had the cheap one have the gears not fully engage at first crank. This model is and older one. I also own a kvd model that I got as a gift It gets used hard and still works good. Its needs a good cleaning though

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