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ICAST: Fastest Quantum ever

ICAST: Fastest Quantum ever

Originally launched in 2010, Quantum’s Smoke PT family of reels caught
fire and far exceeded projected sales numbers based on their lightweight, smooth performance at a reasonable price.

Now for 2015, the fire burns faster with the introduction of the new 8.1:1 gear ratio Smoke Speed Freak reel that pulls in a blazing 35 inches of line with every turn of the handle – making it the highest gear ratio baitcasting reel in Quantum PT history.

Anglers will appreciate the new Slim Line ACS external centrifugal cast control feature. It’s recessed farther into the side plate to eliminate the palm of your hand from accidentally moving it, and it has 13 different dial points to suit the precise desire of every angler no matter what lure weight or wind speed they’re dialing in to.

Also on the list of noteworthy improvements to the new versions of Smoke is an improved pinion gear design that greatly reduces friction on the spool because it "floats" free of the spool shaft when you push the thumb bar down for smoother performance and longer casts.

Built with a bigger main gear, but still housed in a very light 6.4-ounce body, Smoke’s new Speed Freak also contains Quantum’s Performance Tuned Carbon Stainless Ceramic (CSC) drag system that resists heat and warping – and it’s rated at 25 pounds, which is unheard of in a low-profile baitcasting reel.

Easy-to-remove side plate covers make it simple to clean and oil, and EVA-padded reel handles provide comfort after each cast. MSRP: $199.

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