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New and improved baitcast and spinning reels by Quantum (continued)
 

Code RED: Here we'll take a look at a reel that's not in the Performance Tuned series. The latest entry to their line up of high-performing valued reels is the Quantum Code Red. This low profile baitcast reel actually incorporates the good old flipping switch that we are accustomed to on the old Accurist baitcast reels, which has been discontinued for 2009.

 

Introducing the Code Red that retails for only $99

 

Quantum Code RED

Model Bearings Weight Line Cap (lbs/yds) Gear
CDR1070CX 10 8.8 oz 12/110 7.0:1
CDR1071CX 10 8.8 oz 12/110 7.0:1
CDR1060CX 10 8.8 oz 12/135 6.3:1
CDR1061CX 10 8.8 oz 12/135 6.3:1

 

Another view of the Code Red

 

In addition the Code Red, taking on the profile of last year's Code reel, has 10 ball bearings, clicking drag star, and two gear ratios, 7.0:1 and 6.3:1. The Code Red will retail for only $99 and will be available in late Fall.

 

Though the Code Red isn't in the PT series it has features of a high performing reel

 

Walleye Grade: Walleye anglers who troll or bounce the bottom at times were always disengaging the clutch to let out more line to keep the bait at the strike zone. Well, that took a lot of engaging and disengaging. Quantum introduces the Walleye Grade baitcast reel that has a trolling switch. This switch is the same as the one on the Code Red. When turned on you can press the thumb bar down to let minimal line out but release it and it'll automatically engage itself. This took one less step for Walleye anglers to adjust their line when trolling or bouncing the bottom.

 

Quantum introduces a new walleye reel called Walleye Grade

 

Quantum Walleye Grade

Model Bearings Weight Line Cap (lbs/yds) Gear
WBC1060CX 10 8.8 oz 12/165 6.3:1
WBC1061CX 10 8.8 oz 12/165 6.3:1

 

A trolling switch is incorporated into the reel

 

The new Quantum Walleye Grade baitcast reel has 10 stainless steel bearings, a 6.3:1 gear ratio, one piece aluminum frame, ACS II external cast control system, and much more. The reels will be available in October in both right and left hand retrieves and will retail for $99.

 

A top view of the low profile Walleye Grade reel

 

Tour Edition PT spinning: Thin is in for not only baitcast reels but also for spinning as well, and this year Quantum redesigns the entire PT spinning lines. First with the Tour Edition PT, which actually has the least redesigns since it was just introduced last season.

 

Introducing the new Tour Edition PT spinning reel. The entire spinning line up gets a total redesign for 2009

 

The new 2009 Tour Edition PT spinning reel has a new and improved ThinLine aluminum body and sidecover. It will have the high performing and trustworthy TiMAG titanium bail with magnetic trip system, stacked ceramic front drag system, extra hard PT gears, 12 premium quality bearings, lightweight titanium handle, scratch-resistant titanium vacuum deposition finish, and Quantum improved LMS line roller system.

 

A new improved LMS line management system

 

Quantum Tour Edition PT spinning

Model Bearings Weight Line Cap (lbs/yds) Gear
TE10PTi-B 12 8.5 oz 6/100 5.3:1
TE20PTi-B 12 10.5 oz 6/140 5.2:1
TE30PTi-B 12 10.8 oz 8/160 5.2:1
TE40PTi-B 12 12.6 oz 10/230 5.2:1

 

 

This is the same skeletal titanium handle we saw last year. It's extremely lightweight

 

The Quantum Tour Edition PT spinning reel will be available in the 10 to 40 size with a gear ratio of 5.2:1. The reels are available in October and will retail for $239.

 

The Tour Edition PT handle knob will the same same as the Tour Edition PT baitcasting with the red marbled detailing

 

A view of the drag knob

 

 

Next Section: Additional spinning reels

 

 

   

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