The first cold test with the Quantum Smoke S3 rod!

Why cold test with Qauntum Smoke? Because I didn't expect to catch fish, that was a bonus. I didn't even expect to enjoy a comfortable temperature in mid-February to do the promised test with a new 2.4m Quantum Smoke S3 rod. Please, I didn't expect more, as you will see / see in the video.

What else did I fail to say in the test?

The basic idea of the test was simple, I had planned to go out for a few hours on the shore of a lake to make a few launches to measure with a counter (measuring) of wires to confirm my generous range of weights marked on the heel of the rod, 7-55g. I didn't manage with the counter, either I mounted it incorrectly or I didn't put it correctly, in short at the first launch with unloaded 8g rubber it showed me a length of 80m. I may be a craftsman, but not really. To launch, launch well.

Weights inscribed on the heel

After throwing several times with 8g, 24g and 50g and then fishing with other weights, I can say that the white gives maximum yield in the range of 10-50g. At the first touch in the showroom I thought I would not have a firm grip on the slim chuck, for a power rod I prefer thicker chucks. In a normal note of subjectivism, I tell you that I am not a follower of the direct contact of the fingers with the blank, I do not consider this "quality" necessary for a rod. In fishing, it didn't bother me anymore and it is visually pleasing from a design point of view, a big plus of the Smoke S3 Spinn range in my opinion.

Cold test with Qauntum Smoke, reel S40

Initially, for Spinn 55, I chose a reel from the same range for mating, more precisely Smoke S3 40. They gave me a robust construction and a generous drum, for 2.4m rods I generally use 3000 class reels. I exaggerated a bit in size, the wide drum swallows 210m by 0.30mm, you have to put too much drill to load a decent multifilament of 110m. I also had a thread too thick for the drill. I loaded it badly, I'll come back to this. Even if we are talking about a small tank thanks to the construction, the reels of the reel run smoothly. The whole thing balances well, I didn't mind fishing, but in the future I will definitely put another lighter reel on Spinn55. On the Smoke S3 40 I will move it to a stronger fishing rod with XXL lures.

In the rhythm of bass on Tancabesti

With the test done, I had little time to fish. It is no longer a secret that Lake Tancabesti was populous with Black Bass and Striped Bass. I had a rod, a reel and some rubbers, wouldn't it be cool to catch a bass like that at the end of the day? After half an hour, on a small thawed portion of Lake Tancabesti 1 I managed to find them. Six attacks, two completed with two fat and beautiful Black Bass by dusk. In bass fishing with soft lures (and not only) obtaining a drill lies in the ability of a rod to allow the fish to inhale the lure for a few seconds without feeling opposition. Spinn55, which is not a specialized bass fishing rod, coped with this test and if you saw the movie, you know what I mean.

You can find more information about Quantum Smoke S3 Spinn55 here.

See also the result of the "hot" tests after a year here.

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Andy Arif

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Fishing is a beautiful game, especially when you take it seriously. Fisherman's child, fisherman's father, fisherman's friend, storyteller, traveler, nature lover, dreamer in this wonderful world of fishing. Be it spoken, written, photo, video or online.

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