The 2009 Quantum Energy PT Part 1: Initial Impressions

It feels like it has taken forever for the new 2009 Quantum PT reels to finally start popping up for sale. Many of the latest 2009 reel offerings from top tier manufacturers were available almost right after ICAST, and in the case of Abu Garcia’s Revo SKT and Winch, even before ICAST. None the less, at a time of year when many anglers across the country are packing...

Possible Redesign for the Shimano Chronarch B and 50MG?

There are rumors circulating on multiple fishing forums buzzing with speculation about Shimano's current Chronarch B and 50MG bait cast reels getting a redesign for 2009. The current Chronarchs have been on the market for a few years now and with the market trending toward cheaper, lighter, and faster reels, there's little reason to doubt all the speculation. The Chronarch 50MG has been a hit with many anglers, including myself,...

Finally! Some New Quantum PT Information!

Earlier today Tackletour.com kept the ICAST 2008 previews coming and released some shots of the new Quantum Tour Edition PT and Energy PT Baitcasters. Finally after weeks of checking out KVD and other Quantum pros boat decks on ESPN's coverage of the Bassmaster Elite series I get to see some new gear! (Thank you Tackletour!) You would think Quantum would at least let KVD of all people test and start promoting...

Hot Damn Daiwa!

It seems as if every summer I now start looking forward to ICAST to see all the hottest new tackle.  One of my favorite manufacturers whose products I cannot help but drool over is Daiwa.  Over the past few Daiwa has given the impression that they not only want to one up the competition but even outclass themselves.  Their new offerings appear to not only answer the needs...

Quantum Leap…

A curious occurrence has happened this past weekend as the expiration date (5/31/2008) of Quantum’s REEL DEAL has come and gone. As I had expected a few online e-tailers have drastically lowered the price of their Tour Edition PT, Energy PT, and Accurist PT reels. All of this activity is hopefully a signal of newer things to come!

The current PT lineup has been around since late summer of 2005 and in the hands of Quantum pro staffers before then. These reels have won over the hearts of many, and have disappointed just as much. As a Quantum user since 1999 I’ve seen, used, and abused what they have defined as “Performance Tuned” baitcast tackle. The Accurist PT, E600s PT, 2006 Energy PT, and Tour Edition PT series of reels found a home amongst many American anglers arsenal, including my own. However, in all honesty, as much as I love the “tank like” durability of my TE1170PT (9.75oz), E750PT (9.55oz), and AC500PT (9.35oz); I also despise their “tank like” weight. Holding my TE1170PT as it sits on my Quantum 7’mh Superlite rod almost seems sacrilegious!

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Viva la REVOlution!

Revo fans it's time to celebrate! Tackle Warehouse has released for sale the new Abu Garcia Skeet Reese Revo and Revo Winch Casting Reel ! Adding to Last years Revo Premier, as well as Revo STX, SX, S and Inshore models, these two new additions fill in a niche not covered by the other models. The new Skeet Reese signature model carries a list price of $279.99, ($20.00...

A New Shimano Curado?!?

Bass fishing fans everywhere have their curiosity peaked as there’s a rumored future release (Most likely after ICAST 2008) of a new version of the highly respected Shimano Curado Baitcaster.  After apparently losing ground in the $100-$200 price range category to Abu Garcia’s Revo line, and Daiwa’s competitively priced Advantage, Tierra, Megaforce and Exceler reels, Shimano is set on reclaiming their stake. Sure rebates might have boosted sales,...

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