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Re: Switching from Shimano to Diawa [Re: Diezel_Rocker] #14096497 08/16/21 02:08 AM
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Man there is no way I would get rid of all of my Shimano reels but I have added several Daiwa's to the arsenal and hopefully they will hold up for years to come.
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Re: Switching from Shimano to Diawa [Re: Diezel_Rocker] #14096534 08/16/21 03:22 AM
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I fish strictly Daiwa, that being said I used Shimano for years and have nothing but good things to say about them. The reason I switched was I was gifted a Steez about 10 yrs ago and fell in love, My arsenal now has 8 Steez, probably 20 Zillions, and easily 25 Tatula's almost all SVTW's. I literally have had zero problems out of any of them. Granted I haven't fished as hard in the last few years but I have no reason to suspect any failures in the future either.

Re: Switching from Shimano to Diawa [Re: Diezel_Rocker] #14096594 08/16/21 05:23 AM
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Well goodluck when you have a reel break because you won't be able to get any parts for a few months... daiwa is good for finesse stuff but the other reels aren't that impressive.


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Re: Switching from Shimano to Diawa [Re: Diezel_Rocker] #14096837 08/16/21 02:32 PM
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I have some of the OG reels from Diawa and some of the new...they all have a place in my boat.

The OG Alpha frames (Sol, Pixy, Type R, Fuego, etc..) these are my cranking reels and chatterbait reels. They are rugged and have brass gears that are in the 5.8:1 - 6.3:1 setups.

My Steez and Tatula SV reels are my jig, t-rigs, workhorse reels. They get the most use and have higher ratios like 7:1 or 8:1. I also use these on my top water baits as they don't backlash as often.

I don't buy my reels new as I wait a year or two for the reel geeks to unload their "old" reels and buy the latest greatest. This is when you can find the deals.

Happy hunting and it'll make you happy fishing.

Re: Switching from Shimano to Diawa [Re: Diezel_Rocker] #14097015 08/16/21 04:30 PM
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Re: Switching from Shimano to Diawa [Re: Diezel_Rocker] #14097190 08/16/21 06:39 PM
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The Tackle Trap out of Boaz, Alabama is a Daiwa dealer and carries / can get parts

Re: Switching from Shimano to Diawa [Re: reeltexan] #14097223 08/16/21 06:58 PM
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Originally Posted by reeltexan

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Re: Switching from Shimano to Diawa [Re: Diezel_Rocker] #14097224 08/16/21 06:59 PM
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You all that are looking for parts must be rough on your reels.
In the past 20 years I have not had to get 1 part for any of mine. I have had some go bad but they were pretty old and really outdated for what I was needing.
I remember when the Daiwa 5:1 reels were the fastest around, now I use those only for my deep diving crankbaits.
I'll stay with my Daiwa as I have now for 30+ years, with less than a handful going bad after a few years of use, and by use I mean on the water at least 100 days a year of use.
I do think they are other good brands on the market too, just not Daiwa.


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Re: Switching from Shimano to Diawa [Re: Diezel_Rocker] #14097269 08/16/21 07:36 PM
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30+ years and never needing a repair, yeah I'd be looking to make a switch too..........

Re: Switching from Shimano to Diawa [Re: SwimbaitRanger] #14097291 08/16/21 07:52 PM
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Originally Posted by SwimbaitRanger
The Tackle Trap out of Boaz, Alabama is a Daiwa dealer and carries / can get parts


Yep! They are also great guy to deal with! They ship orders fast and you get the stuff a day or two faster than Tackle Warehouse.

Re: Switching from Shimano to Diawa [Re: Diezel_Rocker] #14098157 08/17/21 02:54 PM
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I use TackleTrap for my cleaning and repairs on my reels as well. Bryan knows his stuff and has helped me with a few problem reels.

They can also get parts for older reels like the OG Sol and Fuego.

Re: Switching from Shimano to Diawa [Re: Diezel_Rocker] #14098178 08/17/21 03:15 PM
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Never bought a daiwa baitcaster but for spinning reels thats all I use

Re: Switching from Shimano to Diawa [Re: sprigsss] #14098309 08/17/21 04:54 PM
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Originally Posted by sprigsss
30+ years and never needing a repair, yeah I'd be looking to make a switch too..........

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Re: Switching from Shimano to Diawa [Re: sprigsss] #14099799 08/18/21 07:16 PM
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Originally Posted by sprigsss
30+ years and never needing a repair, yeah I'd be looking to make a switch too..........


Savage roflmao

Re: Switching from Shimano to Diawa [Re: sprigsss] #14099867 08/18/21 08:33 PM
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Originally Posted by sprigsss
30+ years and never needing a repair, yeah I'd be looking to make a switch too..........

OMG

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