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J Francho

Worm Burn?

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Take a look at this customer reel.  Its less than one season old.

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Never seen salt, no fancy line additives, spooled with 50# Suffix braid, fished from a kayak...  All I can think of is worm burn.  Reel sent to Quantum under warranty.

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I dunno if its just me or not, but I can't see any pictures.

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Man, it must be a pretty darn caustic worm to do that kind of damage.  :)

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I don't know if it was a worm, or that quality Quantum is so well known for.  Either way, my customer is pretty disappointed.  He usually fishes Shimanos, and his exact quote was, "I could have bought two Citicas for what I paid for this junk."

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Still no pic

ditto

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They should be fine.  You guys browsing from work?  Maybe they have a block on my photo hosting site.

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Nevermind....had embedding blocked on the gallery. Should work fine with a reload.  Sorry about that.

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Yep, working now.

Wow, thats a horror show!

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No wonder guys go with shimano or abu garcia Daiwa. How much is that reel? $200?

They go for about $190.

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What do you mean by worm burn, looks to me like he actually burned it, with fire.

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What do you mean by worm burn, looks to me like he actually burned it, with fire.

The sideplate yes, it can look like burned with fire, but the spool ? doesn 't look like fire damage, looks more like if something corroded the metal away.

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That's not worm burn. Neither is it the idea that Quantums suck.

That is acid or caustic damage.

How the hell is that Quantum's fault.

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i bet the person had it in the garage leaning up against a leaky car battery , no worm or bait of any kind would do that , it is a shame people try to make a manufacturer swallow the cost for that , no wonder they get finicky with warranty service  ::) , that's MY opinion ........

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i bet the person had it in the garage leaning up against a leaky car battery , no worm or bait of any kind would do that , it is a shame people try to make a manufacturer swallow the cost for that , no wonder they get finicky with warranty service ::) , that's MY opinion ........

Amen, brother.

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I have 2 of those reels and another older energy and tour and I think they're great reels. That looks like neglect.

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Although the reel was not used in salt water, many plastic baits do have salt added but I question if salt alone could do that kind of damage in such a short period of time. Really does look like an acid / corrosive issue though.

What did the rod it came off look like ?

:)

A-Jay

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If I didn't personally know the guy, and fish with him frequently enough to know how he takes care of his gear, I'd be skeptical. All of his other reels are pristine. Just this one had issues. The reel works flawlessly, only the exterior finish is damaged, along with some missing "flesh" on the spool itself. I've seen these deposition finishes peel, but nothing like this.  It does look like something got on it or touched it in this one spot.  Nasty.

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Oh, and the rod was fine. I'll ask him where it was stored for the winter. And salt shouldn't be an issue with these, its rated safe for saltwater. I've had Senkos and other salty baits literally melt onto rods and reels, and never had any issue. Worm burn was just a guess on my part, hence the punctuation used.

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Oh, and the rod was fine. I'll ask him where it was stored for the winter. And salt shouldn't be an issue with these, its rated safe for saltwater. I've had Senkos and other salty baits literally melt onto rods and reels, and never had any issue. Worm burn was just a guess on my part, hence the punctuation used.

Well that made me take a quick glance to check if I left any plastics on the hook holders.  :)

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If I didn't personally know the guy, and fish with him frequently enough to know how he takes care of his gear, I'd be skeptical. All of his other reels are pristine. Just this one had issues. The reel works flawlessly, only the exterior finish is damaged, along with some missing "flesh" on the spool itself. I've seen these deposition finishes peel, but nothing like this. It does look like something got on it or touched it in this one spot. Nasty.

I didn't realize you were friends with the owner.  We may never know.   I love those reel and would be bummin' if it were one of mine. 

A-Jay

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He is a scientist - studies turtles - maybe its turtle crap.  :)

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