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PREVIEW: Daiwa 2016 Reels

We get a sneak peek at some new reels from Daiwa, launched at the recent ICAST’15 for the US market. Although not the complete line up of 2016 reels showcased, here are some models that we managed to have a preview of ahead of their appearance at retail shops.

New Daiwa 2016 Steez SV

New Daiwa 2016 Steez SV

Folks in the US that have been longing for the JDM Steez SV on US soil have their prayers answered with the swanky new Steez SV. The Steez SV features a G1 Duralumin SV spool – an aircraft-grade, lightweight duralumin material. The spool is light enough to cast and pitch ultra-light lures, yet is strong enough to overcome spool deformation issues. We can’t confirm at this point if the SV spool is identical (apart from the colour) to the JDM version but if it is, the SV spool can deal with lure weights from about 3 grams all the way to more than 40 grams. Hence the term ‘SV’, which stands for “stress-free versatile”.

STEEZ SV SPECIFICATIONS

Model Handle Weight(oz) Line Retrieval Ratio Drag(lb) Line Cap.(lb/m) Bearings
STEEZSV103H RIGHT 5.8 26″ 6.3 13.2 14-100, 16-90 11+1
STEEZSV103XS RIGHT 6.4 34.6″ 8.1 13.2 14-100, 16-90 11+1
STEEZSV103HL LEFT 5.8 26″ 6.3 13.2 14-100, 16-90 11+1
STEEZSV103XSL LEFT 6.4 34.6″ 8.1 13.2 14-100, 16-90 11+1

 

New 2016 Daiwa SV103

New 2016 Daiwa SV103

New 2016 Daiwa SV103

Top view of the 2016 Daiwa SV103

Taking its cue from the previous generation Zillion platform, the new Daiwa SV 103 features a solid aluminium frame and side plate. A key feature of the SV 103 is the shallow SV free floating spool made of A7075 aircraft aluminium designed to launch light lures.

SV 103 SPECIFICATIONS

Model Handle Weight(oz) Line Retrieval Ratio Drag(lb) Line Cap.(lb/m) Bearings
SV103H RIGHT 7.8 26.3″ 6.3 13.2 14-100, 16-90 6+1
SV103XS RIGHT 7.8 33.6″ 7.9 13.2 14-100, 16-90 6+1
SV103HL LEFT 7.8 26.3″ 6.3 13.2 14-100, 16-90 6+1
SV103XSL LEFT 7.8 33.6″ 7.9 13.2 14-100, 16-90 6+1

 

The new Daiwa Coastal TWS 200HSL

The new Daiwa Coastal TWS 200HSL

The new Daiwa Coastal TWS 200HSL

The new Daiwa Coastal TWS 200HSL

Daiwa’s new Coastal TWS 200 features the revolutionary TWS T-Wing system and corrosion resistant ball bearings for saltwater use. Highlights for the Coastal TWS include A7075 aircraft grade aluminium deep spool, a UTD drag that pushes up to 15.4lbs of drag pressure and a 100mm skeletal swept handle equipped with EVA knobs.

COASTAL TWS SPECIFICATIONS

Model Handle Weight(oz) Line Retrieval Ratio Drag(lb) Line Cap.(lb/m) Bearings
CLTW200HS RIGHT 8.1 32.2″ 7.3 15.4 14-165, 20-100 7 CRBB + 1 RB
CLTW200HSL LEFT 8.1 32.2″ 6.3 15.4 14-165, 20-100 7 CRBB + 1 RB

 

New 2016 Daiwa Fuego 100

New 2016 Daiwa Fuego 100 front view

New 2016 Daiwa Fuego 100

New 2016 Daiwa Fuego 100

Daiwa’s affordable Fuego baitcaster comes in 3 retrieve ratios, each marked with different anodized spool and cast control knob colours – purple for 8.1:1, red for 7.3:1 and gold for 6.3:1. The reel’s frame seems to resemble that of the Tatula platform, minus the T-Wing line guide. In its place is a conventional line guide. Shown above is the 7.3:1 ratio version.

FUEGO 100 SPECIFICATIONS

Model Handle Weight(oz) Line Retrieval Ratio Drag(lb) Line Cap.(lb/m) Bearings
FUEGO100H RIGHT 7.8 26.3″ 6.3 13.2 14-120, 16-100 11+1
FUEGO100HS RIGHT 7.8 30.5″ 7.3 13.2 14-120, 16-100 11+1
FUEGO100XS RIGHT 7.8 33.9″ 8.1 13.2 14-120, 16-100 11+1
FUEGO100HL LEFT 7.8 26.3″ 6.3 13.2 14-120, 16-100 11+1
FUEGO100HSL LEFT 7.8 30.5″ 7.3 13.2 14-120, 16-100 11+1
FUEGO100XSL LEFT 7.8 33.9″ 8.1 13.2 14-120, 16-100 11+1

 

New 2016 Daiwa Fuego Spinning Reels

New 2016 Daiwa Fuego Spinning Reel

Daiwa Fuego spinning reels get a facelift while keeping their trademark red blings. The new Daiwa Fuego spinning reel features a narrow, rigid aluminium “Hardbodyz” body design, Air Rotor for lighter weight and greater sensitivity, “Digigear” digital gear design and sporting an EVA power knob on a machine cut aluminium handle.

FUEGO SPINNING REEL SPECIFICATIONS

Model Weight(oz) Line Retrieval Ratio Drag(lb) Line Cap.(lb/m) Bearings
FUEGO2000SH 8.1 31.6″ 6.0 4.4 6-135, 10-90 1 CRBB + 7 BB + 1 RB
FUEGO2500SH 9.2 35.6″ 6.0 8.8 6-210, 10-140 1 CRBB + 7 BB + 1 RB
FUEGO3000SH 10.6 37.4″ 5.6 13.2 8-240, 10-200 1 CRBB + 7 BB + 1 RB
FUEGO4000SH 13.8 39.9″ 5.7 13.2 10-300, 12-260 1 CRBB + 7 BB + 1 RB

 

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