The reel arrived yester and I spooled it up with 12lb Suffix Siege and tied on one of the spinnerbaits I assembled over the winter - I’m ready to go.
A few of things I noticed right off the bat:
1st: it is extremely light, 6.5 oz. The Quantum e750pt I was using weighs over 9oz. While I’ve never had an issue with the weight of a reel - I could really fall in love with this lighter reel. I do have a newer Energy PT reel from Quantum and it only weighs 6.9oz but the Okuma just seems super light.
2nd: the knobs are foam like - extra soft and easy to grip - LOVE THAT. Heather actually played with it a little last - didn’t know if I was going to get it back from her.
3rd: it has a 3-year warranty. Quantum reels (even their high-end EXO PT 300s and KVDs) only have a 1-year warranty.