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I’ve been wanting to do this review for a little while now the day has come where I feel comfortable enough to give you a durability rating and how I feel about the reel.
Hopefully I’ll be able to show you some awesome fish catches inside the video. Let’s go ahead and get into it, this is going to be really awesome.
Key Features Of The Quantum Kevin Van Dam Tour Classic Reel
First let’s go ahead and get into some of the specificaions and qualities about this reel from Quantum Fishing and what makes it the awesome spinning reel that it is.
First off, it’s a low profile reel that has a big spool in it and it’s low profile. It’s got an awesome taper to it. It’s really high on the top here but then it’s really slim here on the sides.
It allows for people with different hand sizes to grip it really, really well and when you’re cranking you can just grind, grind, grind. You want to have a really great feel. It matches this KVD rod spectacularly.
Not only the balance but the comfort, the feel, sensitivity all that. But beyond that it has a 5:3:1 gear ratio.
Now why is that important? That slower gear ratio offers a lot of power. The higher the gear ratio, the less power it has, but it’s going to reel the line in faster.
With this, it has a lot of power so those big 10XD crankbaits you can muscle them on in and especially like 5XD’S and 6XD’s it’s literally, especially with the right rod, like this tour KVD cranking rod that matches it perfectly.
It’s like nothing. I mean even the 6XD’s. It’s really not anything. That’s a big difference. If you have a reel that doesn’t have the big handle, such as this carbon fiber handle on these reels.
It has, I think, 19 pounds of drag which is really great for these big crankbaits. You got to have a ton of drag. It’s not necessarily like flipping in heavy cover but you need a lot of drag and you want to be able to haul some fish in if you’ve got a heavier line and you also want to have a drag that’s going to be real subtle and just slip real nice and easy that’s what you want.
It also has big upsized ball bearings. It’s got 11 ball bearings offers a really super, super smooth retrieve. I mean, I’ve never even greased this thing.
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I’ve had it for a while and I haven’t greased it and it’s incredibly smooth. If you buy this brand new out of the box you’re going to be blown away with how smooth it was.
I remember in the actual unboxing of this reel and the other one, the same, I had two of them. I was really blown away.
I’d never had a reel of this quality and I’ve tried them at different tackle shops and I’ve tried different reels of this quality at that price point in tackle shops but I was blown away.
Words couldn’t describe it for me I was literally speechless and that’s one of the awesome things when you have a higher in reel like that, that feels great, this is actually it’s seriously a technique specific reel.
If you needed a reel for jig fishing or something – this is it – right here for crankbait fishing.
If you don’t have this for crankbait fishing, I really do feel like you’re missing out.
There’s other reels, other competitors that are for crankbait fishing but they don’t have the qualities of this reel. Like the low profile design we discussed.
It’s a perfect fit so you can have your hand and you can just winch them in and also small profile so when you’re casting stuff it’s not all in your way, but it’s a big spool.
It’s 145 yards of, I think, 12 pound test, which is a big spool and it’s got to hold those on; so when you make those really long casts you still have a good big line on the spool so you can have an accurate feel of the bait, you can keep the lure coming and you actually have an increased line turn in rate with the harder spool.
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So for example if I had a reel that had a smaller spool 5:3:1 gear ratio, it wouldn’t pick up as much line as this so if I had a 6:3:1 with a smaller spool, this reel picks up around the same amount of line as a 6:3:1 gear ratio and that can be really key for crankbaits too, because you want to reel it fast and get a reaction out of them so with this reel you can go slow when you want to, you can go fast when you need to – super smooth, super durable.
I’ve had this reel for several years now, caught a ton a ton of fish and it still casts as smooth as it ever has. Hear that sound of the casts, it’s an awesome, awesome perfect sound of a reel.
It looks great, feels great, performs great. All in all one of the best reels I’ve ever had, potentially the best, especially for crankbait fishing. It really doesn’t get any better. For the feel and the design of it for crankbait fishing.
You can try and use a 5:3:1 in a competitor brand and it’s just really not the same.
This is really exactly what you need. That really goes on my review too, not just the specs, it’s an absolutely fantastic reel and if you’re in the market for one of these you definitely, definitely want to take advantage of it.
If you’ve got that extra bit of Christmas money, you can talk into your parents to give you one of these – do it – you’re not going to regret it.
This Is A Reel You Can Have For Years And Years
This isn’t something you buy from somewhere and it’s going to last you a couple of years. A reel like this, especially if you take care of it, it can last 5, 10, maybe 15 years.
You’ve got to remember Quantum Zebco 33’s made by the same brand Quantum Zebco.
I’ve got Quantum Zebco that have been in my family for 20 and 30 years. Just imagine how long you can make one of these Quantum KVD Cranking Classic Reels with the lead ball bearings, low profile design, just imagine how long you can make one of those last.
So once again this has been Johnny Jenkins.
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