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Lews vs Diawa reels #13182503 06/11/19 09:53 PM
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Which one do you like better for a reel under $200 ?

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Re: Lews vs Diawa reels [Re: Billyfred] #13182509 06/11/19 09:58 PM
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Used both. Lews all day for me.


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Re: Lews vs Diawa reels [Re: Billyfred] #13182512 06/11/19 09:59 PM
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lol...I am the opposite, love the Diawas Tatulas


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Re: Lews vs Diawa reels [Re: Billyfred] #13182529 06/11/19 10:14 PM
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Re: Lews vs Diawa reels [Re: Billyfred] #13182530 06/11/19 10:15 PM
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Daiwa Tatula's for me


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Re: Lews vs Diawa reels [Re: Billyfred] #13182549 06/11/19 10:34 PM
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Re: Lews vs Diawa reels [Re: Billyfred] #13182573 06/11/19 11:00 PM
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Daiwa i have 14 of them lews are ak
also smooth

Re: Lews vs Diawa reels [Re: Billyfred] #13182584 06/11/19 11:10 PM
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I have lews and daiwa steez only.. I get 8-1 ratio daiwa steez sv tws from japan direct and also use the 6.3 same reel.

The lews feels rickety after using a daiwa, the slop in the handle annoys me. The cast control doesnt work near as well, if you set it really free for a long easy cast you have to be really careful not to get excited and add a little extra snap or energy to the cast your youll get a nasty back lash. I can set the daiwa crazy free and have no issues. I mostly use the lews for heavy lifting flipping punching frog etc, stuff I want that high ratio for and the longer handle.

I buy the lews on ebay and change all the big round knobs out for flat ones.

The lews I use are the hyper mag in 8.3 ratio, I think thats the highest end ones they make only surpassed now by the purple one which is the same as mine but purple.

I tried shimano chronarch in the latest model and some aldebaran in a bunch of models and like the daiwa and lews much better. I may still be using a aldebaran or two that slipped by when I was selling them all but they are on rods I barely ever pick up.

Re: Lews vs Diawa reels [Re: Billyfred] #13182643 06/12/19 12:03 AM
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Re: Lews vs Diawa reels [Re: Billyfred] #13182662 06/12/19 12:17 AM
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I like both. The Daiwa Tatula CT is hard to beat for the price. Check ebay. I really like them for moving baits.
If you have trouble with backlashes then the Tatula SV TW is the reel for you.
If you want a heavy duty smooth reel then I go with the Lews Super Duty and the Super Duty wide spool.

The Lews BB1 Pro and the Custom speed spool (white one) are very smooth as well.


The Shimano Curado K is a very smooth reel also for under $200. Just thought I would throw that in even though you did not ask about Shimano.

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Re: Lews vs Diawa reels [Re: Jeff From Iowa] #13182670 06/12/19 12:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Jeff From Iowa
I have lews and daiwa steez only.. I get 8-1 ratio daiwa steez sv tws from japan direct and also use the 6.3 same reel.

The lews feels rickety after using a daiwa, the slop in the handle annoys me. The cast control doesnt work near as well, if you set it really free for a long easy cast you have to be really careful not to get excited and add a little extra snap or energy to the cast your youll get a nasty back lash. I can set the daiwa crazy free and have no issues. I mostly use the lews for heavy lifting flipping punching frog etc, stuff I want that high ratio for and the longer handle.

I buy the lews on ebay and change all the big round knobs out for flat ones.

The lews I use are the hyper mag in 8.3 ratio, I think thats the highest end ones they make only surpassed now by the purple one which is the same as mine but purple.

I tried shimano chronarch in the latest model and some aldebaran in a bunch of models and like the daiwa and lews much better. I may still be using a aldebaran or two that slipped by when I was selling them all but they are on rods I barely ever pick up.


LOL we need to do a swap on reel handles. I change out the flat handles to the round ones.

Re: Lews vs Diawa reels [Re: ezbassin] #13182830 06/12/19 02:32 AM
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I have a bag full of round ones I havent posted for sale yet... just the knobs is what Ive done on the last 5-6 reels.

Re: Lews vs Diawa reels [Re: Billyfred] #13182834 06/12/19 02:36 AM
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Like'm both. I have a bunch of Tatula's, and have zero issues. Will buy more.

Re: Lews vs Diawa reels [Re: Billyfred] #13182839 06/12/19 02:40 AM
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Another Daiwa vote. Especially the Tatula SV TW. Now in the larger capacity reels I preferred the Lews over the Tatula HD.

Re: Lews vs Diawa reels [Re: Billyfred] #13182841 06/12/19 02:41 AM
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lews and shimano is the real deal here lol lews you can use everyday for a whole year and be just as smooth as day one.


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