Advanz Two-Speed Reels

$299.99 — $399.99

These good-looking two-speed reels deliver straight-forward dependability. Their rugged construction makes them ideal for extreme blue-water fishing conditions. These reels are available in four sizes.

The two-speed transmissions are built with oversized stainless steel gears that surrender to nothing. Push-button shifting is fast and easy.

The frames are precision-cut from solid bars of aluminum and machine-fit to cold-forged aluminum sideplates. The spools are machined from billet aluminum, and the nano-treated Tenex® spool bearings are 10 times more corrosion resistant than regular stainless steel.

Stainless steel and aluminum construction are used throughout these reels. Every screw, spring, lever and part is made of material chosen for the best combination of strength and saltwater resistance. These reels deliver no-nonsense reliability in any situation.

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Model BB’s 10x Gear Ratio HIGH Gear Ratio LOW Weight (oz.) Capacity (lb/yd)
Q12-II 4 4.2:1 1.6:1 28 20/350
Q16-II 4 4.2:1 1.6:1 28 20/400
Q22-II 4 3.8:1 1.5:1 42 20/580
Q30-II 4 3.1:1 1.4:1 56 30/720


Hi Jack,

Your reels are AWESOME!! We fished your reel off the oregon coast for Halibut.. Most folks would say big deal.. We fish water depths between 400 and 600 feet, and for halibut we need to stay on the bottom.. With the currents and wind, the minumum weight we use is 3 pounds.. Pulling 3 pounds of lead with a 20 plus pound fish is quite a task..

Drag system… It takes a good drag to fish heavy weights and bring in bigger fish.. On my boat your drag system passed with 5 stars.. We could set the drag and not worry about it tightening or loosening on its own..
Perfect drag…

High Speed.. When we wanted to move the boat, the high gear was fantastic because we could get our bait and weights to the surface very quickly..
High speed reels very smoothly..

Low Gear… We had a lady on the boat, and when she used the reel she just simply pushed the button for low gear and she could easily handle the heavy equipment and bring it to the surface with no problem. Oh by the way, she caught the biggest fish of the trip on the Q12-II and it was in low gear…

The Free spool.. The spool had NO WOBBLE what so ever as we dropped our gear into the abyss.. Free spool was very smooth..

The large handle was so comfortable and made reeling a breeze.. Love the handle..

I do have one bad thing to say about your reel it was very hard to pry from my partner’s hands.. 🙂

Thank you


Comment by Joel Brock | 17 May, 2010 at 10:54 AM

We have been fishing west coast (Norcal and Oregon) albacore with the conventional 2 speed reels for the past season and a half. Typically we run 30-60 miles off shore in a 21 foot WA boat–which means for a reel lots of salt, pounding, and abuse.

These reels are tough. They are smooth. They keep working when some of the others need a break at the shop. We have trolled the 12, 16, and 30s for these tuna–and I think the 16s are perfect for the application. We like to troll the 30s with the larger baits — having that extra capacity and strength adds a little peace of mind in the event something really big comes to play!

Anyway–well done Qualia!

If folks are looking for great trolling reels at a real nice price point these need a serious look. They fish hard and can take a beating. Even in our challenging conditions they handle everything we throw at them.

Todd (T-Acres)

Comment by Todd | 17 October, 2010 at 6:54 AM

During the coarse of the twenty eight years that I have been producing the show and fishing around the world, I have never fished with a better line of reels starting with your spinning series which perform flawlessly.

The Advanz two speed reels are designed to handle any type of offshore fishing action. The drag action is phenomenal, smooth with no skips or lock ups. The colors really off-set the reels from all others on the market.

Comment by Dave Hack | 25 October, 2010 at 11:22 AM

Hi Jack!! All of these sharks were caught with Qualia 22s, and we got film and photos. PS photos with explanations are on my flickr site http://www.flickr.com/photos/50037675@N07/.

Your reels are nothing short of awesome, as I haven’t had one problem with them, and they have caught over seventy seven gills this summer!!!!!! Talk soon and Thanks. Steve

Comment by Steve Shirley | 10 December, 2010 at 8:50 AM

We used the Qualia two speed reel during a marlin tournament in So Calif. The two speed reel worked perfectly every time. In fact it works so good we are still using it in Cabo. When we are fishing for big game Marlin, Qualia two speed reels are always our first choice.

Comment by Dennis Albertson | 18 October, 2011 at 9:29 AM

These reels are good!

Comment by John smith | 1 September, 2017 at 12:21 AM

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