When you go fishing with a Qualia Q14WAM Single Speed Reel, you will find unique features that give you a chance to fight fish that are larger, with less fatigue, fight longer and have a better catch ratio.

The Qualia Q14WAM Single Speed Reel is overbuilt and over-designed so you can fish with confidence every day for weeks, months and years with minimal maintenance and downtime. The reel is very light weight yet very strong with bringing in fish in the 100+ pound range in the ocean. This reel is superb for live bait fishing with its ultimate drag control.

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This no-nonsense reel have all of the features needed to fish long and hard. The Qualia Q14WAM Single-Speed reel is built for strength and durability and excel in extreme conditions. It is equally suited to lazy days on glassy water. These reels are noted for fishing for sailfish, kingfish, dolphin, (dorado), Wahoo, and snapper. The frame is precision cut from solid aluminum and machine-fit to a CNC machined aluminum side plate. The spool is machined from billet aluminum and the Nano-treated Tenex spool bearings are 10 times more corrosion resistant than regular stainless steel bearings.

The Qualia Q14WAM Reel is manufactured using high quality aircraft aluminum, 404 stainless steel that is heat treated and in addition treated with two processes to control electrolysis, provide corrosion protection for the stainless steel gears, and shafts. Every screw, (stainless) spring, lever and part are made of material chosen for the best combination of strength and salt water resistance. These reels have a well earned reputation for extreme reliability.

Qualia Q12-WAM Single-Speed Reel Features:  

  • A CNC billet-machined main frame which provides the maximum possible frame rigidity.
  • A CNC aluminum side plate that matches the mainframe for greatest strength and provide the best parts alignment and interior water resistance.
  • A CNC billet-machined spool ensures maximum material consistency and strongest line support.
  • All # 404 stainless steel heat treated gearing provides superior strength plus corrosion and wear resistance.
  • The micro drag control makes this reel a live bait master.
  • A stainless steel foot means that your reel will always have the strongest possible attachment to your rod.
  • Cold-forged adjustable aluminum lever drag which will provide years of dependable use.
  • A dual stainless steel ON/OFF spool clicker that broadcasts an audible alarm when line is being stripped from the reel.
  • A positive anti-reverse system means consistent, maximum stopping strength.
  • The comfort-touch grip helps keeps your hand from fatigue and in the fight for hour after hour of hard fishing.
  • The spool shaft is sleeved between the bearings so the spool can be filled directly with 100% braid without spool collapse-no need for backing.
  • Ball Bearings are “Tenex” shielded stainless steel for corrosion resistance and a long trouble free life.
  • The drag lever base has a water proofing seal underneath to prevent water intrusion into the reel.
  • An external micro drag adjustment to allow for 15 different drag settings.
  • Drag material is carbon fiber
  • A rod clamp is also included which is made from high strength solid Graphite with stainless steel hardware.
  • Gear Ratio standard is 6.29:1
  • 7 Tenex stainless steel shielded bearings
  • Line capacity, 350 yards 20 lb. mono, 500 yards 50 lb braid
  • Weight  21 ounces
  • Maximum drag  25+ pounds
  • Line retrieve is over 50 inches of line per 360 degree handle rotation
  • Warranty is one year all parts and labor.
  • Reel is shown with the optional Power Handle
Gear RatioWeightDragLine Capacity
6.29:121 OZ25+ pounds350 yards 20lb mono


Model Type

Q22-1, Q30-1

1 review for Q14 WAM

  1. When you look at the angler management Q 14 wide reel, the first thing you notice is that it’s compact and simple in design. We set out to build something very simple with as few moving parts as possible using high-quality materials so that we could have a great reel that could tackle large fish, with as little maintenance as possible but most importantly have no breakdowns or failure points. We wanted to take some of the best features that we’ve seen and some of the current product offerings and incorporate the finest features from each Reel into our own to have the “ultimate all-around” product for our fishery here on the East Coast.

    You’ll notice a simple high-quality corrosion resistant aluminum frame, all one piece.

    The right side of the reel is also machined aluminum and you’ll notice that the real Seat being stainless steel is actually built into the frame instead of bolted on top, this creates a low profile as well as weight reduction in the overall product.

    Second, as people who do a lot of live bait fishing we wanted to reel that didn’t have any slippage points in the drag as well as the preset knob. So we actually added notches to all of these so that they cannot slip while underway or mistakingly hit by a hand of an angler. You actually have to be paying attention to manipulate The preset knob or drag. Our drag system as notched as well and for the first 8-10 points (clicks) that we have they actually increase at about 1 pound of drag per click so if somebody wanted to fish 4 pounds of drag they just go to the fourth click. This is something that has never been done in any reel on the market previously.

    Next, by removing three of the hex head screws, stainless steel by the way, you’ll have access to the right side and when you pull it off the first thing that you’re going to notice is the incredibly simple design. There is a large stainless steel gear that turns a large brass main/pinion gear which operates the spool. This is notched using a large 5/8″ square fitting which will never wear away or fail. This is the largest gear that we could put into this reel giving it ultimate speed when trying to retrieve line. As your examine the ball bearings you will see that the spool sets on three high-quality Taiwanese bearings, which are known for having super high-quality and used in some of the finest reels in the world. You’ll notice a larger right side bearing to handle the thrust load of the drag so that we can fish both low and high drag settings without having any additional pressure on the right side of the school, or “binding” which is very common in some lever drag reels on the market nowadays.

    When you remove the drag pressure plate, which slips right off you’ll see the dog back up which actually slips over the main gear to keep it perfectly centered as well as keep it from moving side to side or make any additional or unwanted clicking noise whatsoever.

    The large carbon drag washer that is heavily notched into the reel as well as greased with Cal’s grease makes this real very smooth whether it’s putting out 2 pounds or 20 pounds of drag.

    Finally, as you remove the spool which is incredibly light weight you’ll also notice that it does not sit on a spacer so we’ve also eliminated an area where any debris or build that can occur maintaining beautiful for you spell in the real not only the day you take it out of the box but even after year with heavy salt water use. Next you’ll notice the clicker, we came up with a base for it to click against using a high-quality phenolic resin-based material so that we would get a pleasing “click” but not a rough clank like you hear on some reels nowadays. When you look at the actual pawl for the clicker you will see that it is held in place with two separate springs, this design is famous in the Tyrnos reel by shimano that’s been a top seller in the market for almost 2 decades. These simply don’t fail.

    Clickers a very important asset for trolling as well as live bait and kite fishing because you need to have a light clicker that you can hear, that won’t break or fail over time, you’ll see that we’ve accomplished each one of those points in building a clicker mechanism on this reel. It’s a short review, a simple review, but it highlights the simplicity of this reel that is simply a bullet proof tank made to fish the way that we want to fish and hold up year after year after year.

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