The Quantum Smoke is the first Quantum reel beside the Exo with a skeleton design following the principle “Metal where it matters”. This has enabled us to dramatically reduce the weight of the reel without making even the slightest compromise in terms of rigidity. The size 25 Smoke weighs just 213 grams, which is a good 100 grams less (!) than our predecessor models in the same market and price segment. The reel continues the tradition of a metal body which is robust while ensuring an ultrasmooth gear action. Wherever metal has had to be used it has been used, but in a weightoptimised form – the housing as a shell component looks like Swiss cheese with milled out sections only where possible. On the other hand, metal has been replaced where possible with modern composite materials. The rotor is made from a composite of a plastic used in space travel and long carbon fibres (approx. 10 mm), which is extremely difficult to process but achieves incredible rigidity. The Smoke also impresses with its particularly light, unusually shaped and thus balanced handle arm as well as with its multidisc carbon front drag that can create up to 20 lb of drag pressure most unusual for a reel of this size. The Max Cast spool edge design also reduces line friction on the front edge, significantly increasing casting distances.