As America dealt with The Great Recession, Kevin VanDam used a Quantum reel with a 5.3:1 cranking gear to start his own economic stimulus plan in 2010 and 2011, winning both the Bassmaster Classic and Toyota Tundra Angler of the Year Title in both those years, largely all on the strength of one right-handed Quantum crankin’ reel.
Bass anglers everywhere marveled at KVD’s dominance, but the left-handed consumers felt … well … left out. There’s good news for 2014, Quantum is now offering a left-handed Tour KVD 5.3:1 cranking reel, plus and the suggested retail price is $70 less than it was. Now that’s an economic stimulus package!
The 5.3:1 model is hardly the only thing new under the Tour KVD series – a 6.6:1 and 7.3:1 is also available in both left and right-handed models, and an improved spool design accommodates more line capacity and greater casting distances.
Built with rock solid all aluminum construction, the new model is also 1.4 ounces lighter by changing to an aluminum handle versus the original carbon fiber handle. Cushioned, laser etched, EVA paddles offer supreme comfort over a long day of fishing.
Ideal for cranking shallow KVD 1.5 crankbaits, as well as the ultra-deep classics like Strike King’s 10XD, Luhr Jensen’s Hot Lips Express, and Norman’s DD22, its infinite ACS cast control allows for precise settings to compensate for differences in wind and lure weight, and a spool click tension knob finishes the job of precision tuning the spool for optimal distance without a backlash.
Eleven Performance Tuned high-grade stainless bearings are custom made to minimize vibration and friction, and the patented Quantum ceramic drag system doesn’t warp like lesser quality drag systems when the heat is on.
While VanDam’s won millions with Quantum’s Tour KVD equipment, these reels are available for around $229.