THE new Quantum Smoke Inshore Speed Freak spin reels are all about speed and drag power in a lightweight reel for inshore and estuary fishing.
The new Inshore Speed Freak format with a blazing-fast 6.2:1 gear ratio is introduced in sizes 40 and 50, which are ideal for fast lure retrieves for species such as tailor, queenfish, trevally, salmon and mackerel on poppers and metals; or for dragging jacks, Murray cod and barra away from snags.
Dynamic gearing is just the start of the impressive feature list, which also includes a single-piece, machined, high-strength-grade SCR aluminium frame that will not flex, as well as an aluminium gear-side cover – all treated with SaltGuard 2.0 multi-layer corrosion protection.
Weight is kept to a minimum with the clever C4LF carbon fibre rotor design. Smoke Inshore Speed Freak spin reels also feature an indestructible NiTi titanium bail wire and Quantum’s revered CSC carbon-stainlessceramic drag system. This advanced drag system uses a stack of carbon fibre, ceramic and stainless steel washers to deliver a silky-smooth 20lb of drag power, so you can turn the heads of hard fighters including snapper, coral trout, barra, trevally and rat kingfish.
Both sizes have nine stainless steel bearings and a Continuous Anti-Reverse clutch, and the double-anodised MaxCast II spool is designed to deliver maximum casting distance. The size 40 weighs just 224g, holds 220 yards of 20lb braid and retrieves 91cm of line per turn of the handle. The size 50 retrieves 99cm per turn, weighs only 283g and accommodates 200 yards of 30lb braid. Other features include extra-hard PT gears; a lightweight machined aluminium crank handle; soft-touch EVA handle knob; and each reel comes out of the box lubricated with premium Quantum Hot Sauce grease and oil.
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