More new 2015 Daiwa reels launched and spotted at the Japan Fishing Show 2015 in Yokohama. First up, is the new Daiwa Freams series of spinning reels. This year, Daiwa makes its proprietary Magsealed technology available even in its affordable-priced spinning reels. Even baitcasters such as the new 2015 Daiwa Zillion TW range feature Magsealed ball bearings. A great feature to protect the reel (and pinion bearings) from corrosive saltwater intrusion.
Daiwa T-Wing System (TWS) Line Up
Daiwa’s T-Wing System (TWS) has been expanded from the Tatula to the evergreen Zillion range. Not only does the 2015 Daiwa Zillion TW 1516 feature the TWS flip-up line guide that allows line to flow through a much larger opening, it also sports Magsealed ball bearings on the pinion and comes in 4 gear ratios with the highest at 9.1:1.
Tatula HLC & Tatula HD Custom
The Tatula Hyper Long Cast (HLC) features a 34mm G1 duralumin HLC spool designed for long-distance casts in mind. The Tatula HLC comes in 7.3:1 (red accent) and 8.1:1 (purple accent) gear ratios. The Tatula HD custom is designed for heavy-duty usage. It features a deep ultra-duralumin spool for high line capacity (20lb mono – 135m), helical cut tough digigear and a 100mm power handle with oversized paddle knobs, similar to those on the US model Tatula reels. The Tatula HD Custom is also capable of dishing out 7kg of drag pressure vs. 5kg on the standard Tatula.
Taking a cue from the Daiwa “Millionaire Black Sheep”, the Ryoga Shrapnel is an evolved version of the standard Ryoga in black. Designed for heavy-cover fishing, the 390g Shrapnel boasts a deep and wide 38mm ultra-duralumin spool, centrifugal braking system, 90mm swept handle and Whiplash Factory Serpent Bite handle knobs. The Ryoga Shrapnel can assert a maximum drag pressure of 10kg.
Daiwa Shrapnel C3000HL (Gear Ratio of 6.2:1, winding in 73m of line per turn)
The Daiwa Alphas gets a slight cosmetic upgrade and a new Stress-free Versatile (SV) spool. According to Daiwa, the Alphas SV is capable of casting lures and weights as light as 4g. The Alphas SV comes in two gear ratios: 5.8:1 and 7.2:1 with the higher gear ratio model sporting a red level wind and lock nut plate.