I had a Quantum Boca pt 50, thought the reel was smooth as **** and made tough. Till I landed a 28lb bass off an NJ beach and the shaft bent
. The reel sits in my collection and hasnt been touched since. Go with a Shimano Stradic or Sustain, much better reel for the surf.
This post edited by Slick56 09:03 AM 09/07/2008