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Has anyone tried the quantum smoke reels? I'd like to get a couple of them based off research of its class. Others I compare were shimano calais, Daiwa Steez and abu revo line. The revo and smoke were pretty closed matched but for one bearing less the smoke is a couple of ounces lighter same thing with shimano. steez seemed a bit better but it also costs double. I found the quantum smoke on ebay for $157

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Has anyone tried the quantum smoke reels? I'd like to get a couple of them based off research of its class. Others I compare were shimano calais, Daiwa Steez and abu revo line. The revo and smoke were pretty closed matched but for one bearing less the smoke is a couple of ounces lighter same thing with shimano. steez seemed a bit better but it also costs double. I found the quantum smoke on ebay for $157

I traded with a site member for a 150 sized 7.3 ratio and I can tell you that in my opinion that there is not a better trap casting reel on the planet. it has good line capacity for super long casts and is smooth on the retrieve. I don't know how long an aluminum drive gear will last but i just installed one along with a new pinion gear so we'll see. the set is $30 from zebco. the acs breaking system is pretty effective but can become pretty finicky at the lower settings. don't even try it on free spool!!! as for weight, I'm completely amazed. I'm not going to jump the shimano ship for quantum but i do think that this is a well made, high quality reel that i would recommend to anyone. I'm looking at getting a 100 sized one in the future. hope this helps.

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Has anyone tried the quantum smoke reels? I'd like to get a couple of them based off research of its class. Others I compare were shimano calais, Daiwa Steez and abu revo line. The revo and smoke were pretty closed matched but for one bearing less the smoke is a couple of ounces lighter same thing with shimano. steez seemed a bit better but it also costs double. I found the quantum smoke on ebay for $157

Buy Steez is you are seriously into fishing and just want the best. Buy a Curado, Revo STX, or Smoke if you are just fishing as a hobby because you love it. Why? These three reel will do the job and will give you great performance that you want and won't regret. Now to which one do you want is your preference on which brand has always been on your mind and what breaking system and design/color you like. As for performance, I'm pretty sure they will do the job.

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I run all quantum reels (Energy PT Series) and love them but the new Smokes seem a little light for my liking. But I do own two of them in the 150 size: 5:3 and 6:6. They cast really well and look great. They hold up really well on big fish too. It did a really good job when I caught a big channel cat a week ago. The only thing different about all the reels mentioned is the drag ratting. Diawa has always lacked in this department but the Revo and Smoke are higher. I believe the Revo is the highest in it's class. I had a STX and it has like a 23 or 25lb drag.

Just buy what makes you comfortable and works in your budget.

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Has anyone tried the quantum smoke reels? I'd like to get a couple of them based off research of its class. Others I compare were shimano calais, Daiwa Steez and abu revo line. The revo and smoke were pretty closed matched but for one bearing less the smoke is a couple of ounces lighter same thing with shimano. steez seemed a bit better but it also costs double. I found the quantum smoke on ebay for $157

I just received my third Smoke reel by USPS on Friday. I love these reels...I am in the process of changing all my moving bait setups to Smoke/Veritas. There is not a lighter, better performing $250 moving bait setup than Smoke/Veritas, IMO. That combo looks bad azz, also, if that's important to you.

BTW, I bought this last reel off ebay, and I also paid $157 for it. I bought it from 701nodaksports. If that is who you are looking at as well, you can purchase with confidence.

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