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Fresh or Salt…Choose Your Weapon

October 20, 2015 4:22:24 PM EDT

We are often asked, "can the Quantum reel I bought for freshwater fishing be used in saltwater?" The simple answer is yes.

We engineer every Quantum reel to meet our rigid standards of performance, testing each reel to make sure they perform in any fishing environment – fresh or salt. We do this in our proprietary product development lab, where we subject every product to a battery of environmental conditions, including salt-spray testing, to ensure that they will perform as intended.

All of our PT products are engineered to a greater level of performance than our lower priced models, and if you intend to use your reel mostly in saltwater, we suggest purchasing the highest quality reel that your budget will allow.

When we launched the Performance Tuned line of products more than a decade ago, our engineers dedicated themselves to creating new technologies that made these reels perform at a level unseen in the industry. Many of these innovations are focused on creating products that perform wherever fish are found, in freshwater or saltwater.

To begin with, we created our proprietary SCR™ aluminum alloy that is much more corrosion resistant than ordinary aluminum diecast alloys. Then, we developed our own coating and painting process to protect reels that are specifically designed for saltwater use. This is a process we call SaltGuard II™, a 7-layer finish that will keep even the harshest saltwater environment at bay. We now use this 7-layer process on every PT reel we make, both standard models and those designed specifically for saltwater.

Special stainless steel PT bearings and other corrosion resistant components also keep the inside of a Quantum PT reel performing at its best. Our industry-leading Hot Sauce™ lubrication adds an additional moisture barrier while reducing friction and wear. Our exclusive CSC™ carbon/stainless/ceramic drag systems are capable of putting the hurt on big fish while remaining impervious to corrosion. Our saltwater-specific PT products take it up another notch with an even more corrosion resistant design.

Regardless of where you chose to fish, fresh or salt, rest assured that your Quantum reel was designed to perform. And even though saltwater can have an affect on anything it comes in contact with, you can maximize your reel's performance in saltwater by doing some basic cleaning and maintenance, starting with a freshwater rinse after each use and periodically re-lubricating critical components with Hot Sauce™.

So, if you’re concerned about whether or not you can take your favorite Exo, Smoke or other Quantum reel on your next inshore fishing adventure, don’t be. We’re confident that your reel will be just as happy to land a giant redfish as it is a big largemouth…just make sure to send us a photo when you do!

And as always, our legendary customer service folks are here to help if you ever need us.

Posted By TJ Gamble

Quantum Adds Jacob Powroznik to Legendary Pro Team

February 20, 2015 3:48:56 PM EST

With a Bassmaster Rookie of the Year title, nearly $1 Million in career earnings, and a proven ability to win from the hot climes of Toledo Bend to the windy smallmouth waters of Lake Michigan, Jacob Powroznik is positioned to represent any brand of rods and reels he deems worthy of using. The pulling guard of a pro from Virginia recently chose Quantum.

“I go way back with Quantum. Dad and I used the old Quantum 1310MG back in the day. That ol’ baitcaster was a workhorse,” said Powroznik, who worked in the family concrete business before fishing fulltime.

Quantum’s come a long way since the 1310MG, and so has “J-Proz’s” career since turning pro a dozen years ago.

“It’s pretty awesome that one of the Top 10 ranked pros in the world has the confidence in our rods, reels and management staff to choose to align himself with us,” said VP of Marketing, Bob Bagby. “The fact is, we’ve made very few changes to our pro team since the 1310MG’s heyday, so Jacob joins rare and legendary company when you consider guys like VanDam, Klein, Grigsby and Biffle have been with us their entire careers.”

Far more than marketing fluff, Powroznik has spent tons of time familiarizing himself with Quantum’s latest and greatest products in recent weeks as he prepares for the 2015 Bassmaster Classic.

“The new Smoke Speed Freak has a super fast 8.1:1 to gear ratio that picks up a ton of line when you set the hook on Hartwell’s big spotted bass in deep water, and the I love the magnesium TMG100 for jerkbaits in cold water because it’s so lightweight. When you’re wearing lot of clothes and holding the rod still for a long time between jerks and pauses of that jerkbait, trust me, you learn to appreciate a reel that only weighs 5.4 ounces and casts like a bullet,” concluded the likeable Powroznik.

Posted By TJ Gamble
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