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Hot New Reels, Sizes, and PT Technologies from Quantum in 2010 (continued)
PT Spinning Reels: Ever since their introduction I've been a big fan of the Quantum PT spinning reels, and
continue to use
the 10 size for most of my ultralight applications. A true ultralight junkie
wouldn't consider the 10 size small enough in profile as it holds more line than
most anglers would ever need for fishing for panfish or small trout. That's to change with Quantum's
new truly ultralight
spinning reel, the Micro Energy PT.
Ultralight sized Energy PT
Micro Energy PT Spinning: The new 05 size
Micro PT is a true ultralight spinning reel with 100 yards of
4 pound test monofilament. It's constructed from a solid aluminum frame and side
cover, comes finished with the company's popular Titanium vacuum deposition coating, Micro PT ceramic drag system,
Titanium bail wire, and 8 PT Polymer-Stainless bearings with Infinite
Anti-Reverse. The tiny Energy PT size 05 features a 5.2:1 gear ratio and weighs
in at only 6 ounces. This new feature packed micro spinning reel will retail for $139.95.
Kinetic PT 05 size spinning reel
weighs only 5.9 ounces
Micro Kinetic PT Spinning: The Kinetic PT
spinning series offers the best value of all the PT spinning reels. You get almost
the same reel in terms of ergonomics and features as its siblings with the lower
cost, that is if you don't mind
sacrificing minimal amounts from its overall performance. The new micro sized
Kinetic PT spinning reel has the same profile as the Energy PT in the 05 size.
The only difference is that this reel has 6 PT Polymer-Stainless bearings
with Infinite Anti-Reserve, and doesn't have the Titanium vacuum deposition coating.
The Kinetic PT
weighs in at 5.9 ounces and will retail for the aggressive price of only $79.95.
Accurist PT Casting: The Accurist PT
baitcast reel was previously discontinued but it is now back and is joining its 100 sized
Performance Tuned siblings. With such the economy affecting everyone the Accurist PT
comes at a good time and is a perfect fit for many anglers because it has offers
a great balance of value versus cost at only
Welcome back Accurist PT
The Quantum Accurist PT features an aluminum frame
and gear side cover, Micro ACS2 cast control, PT ceramic drag system, a flipping
switch, and 6 PT Polymer-Stainless bearings. The newly redesigned Accurist PT
will be available in both right and left hand retrieve with both 6.3:1 and 7.0:1 gear
Kinetic PT Casting: New for 2010 will be
Quantum's Kinetic PT casting reel. This reel is positioned one notch above the Accurist PT
and right below the Catalyst PT. The main difference between the two reels is
the refinement and the Kinetic PT has more metal components. The only difference
between the two in price is $20, as the Kinetic PT will retail for only $119.95.
The Kinetic PT casting reel looks
a lot like the higher end models but only costing $119.95
Available in right and left hand models with both
6.3:1 and 7.0:1 speeds, the new Kinetic PT baitcast reel is constructed with an
aluminum frame and gear side cover, Micro ACS2 cast control, PT ceramic drags,
and 7 PT Polymer-Stainless bearings.
Conclusion: Quantum has positioned
themselves well for the coming season with the new introductions that fill
strategic niches in the market.
The 150 size reels offer anglers a reel with a small profile yet a enlarged line capacity. The two new additions to the PT
series, Accurist PT and Kinetic PT, will most likely be hot sellers as the
mainstream segment has been hotter than ever, and though more affordable these
reels still provide a long list of features. Quantum's new PT Spinning reels
complete the brand's spinning lineup, and offer anglers a true ultralight. With this preview
article we've only touched a small portion of what is coming from the company
this ICAST, and in addition to fresh products Quantum is also planning price reductions on some
select rods and reels to make their already robust lineup even more attractive
to anglers looking for a better blend of value and performance.