Daiwa's Most Beautiful Reels, You Decide.

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Daiwa's Most Beautiful Reels, You Decide.

Postby Reel Old Geezer » Sun Jun 03, 2012 8:29 am

It has been suggested on this site, and I tend to concur, that the Daiwa PT (Procaster Tournament) series of reels are Daiwa's masterpiece. Here's some to look at and you can decide. This series was not only pleasing to look at, but they had the following features: An on-off direct drive switch; Zero-Friction level wind guide (it split to give even more freedom than their "new" T-Wing reels); etc.

The basic reel in the series was the PT10. It was a bronze/gold color.
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Then there was the PT33, which was a bright gold color.
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Next came the fading red colored PT10X. It had a clear window on the tailplate to show the amount of Magforce and a flipping switch. It deserves two photos. Sorry, but I don't have a box for this one.
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Finally, the PT10ZX, with all the features of the above reels, plus a beautiful fading blue color. These last two reels also had a dial to set the line size on the reel.
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Enjoy the photos and make up your own mind as to the beauty of the reels.

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Re: Daiwa's Most Beautiful Reels, You Decide.

Postby Snyder Rods » Sun Jun 03, 2012 8:50 am

I won the PT10ZX in a tournament in 1990 but then lost it shortly thereafter. I caught the big bass, 7lber at 7 AM in the morning. I still remember everything about catching the fish and that day. I don't know about beauty, but it's nostalgic for me. Thank you so much for posting the pictures.

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Re: Daiwa's Most Beautiful Reels, You Decide.

Postby africanbass » Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:13 am

Those reels sure bring back memories :D
My favorite is still the 'mini' Daiwa Phantom Magservo GS-5,the original Pixy.
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Re: Daiwa's Most Beautiful Reels, You Decide.

Postby USA-RET » Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:31 am

PTA 33 would be my pick. Reminds me of the SM-2A profile (loved that reel-still have a brand new one that's never seen line). =D>
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Re: Daiwa's Most Beautiful Reels, You Decide.

Postby branover » Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:43 am

I really dig the pt10x. Nice pics

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Postby mhood » Sun Jun 03, 2012 11:05 am

None of these are the right color. :big grin:
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Re: Daiwa's Most Beautiful Reels, You Decide.

Postby Tokugawa » Sun Jun 03, 2012 7:56 pm

Excellent ROG!

I think for cosmetics, the TD-Z frame is the best to look at, but these certainly have graceful lines. :big grin:

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Re: Daiwa's Most Beautiful Reels, You Decide.

Postby cjtoad » Sun Jun 03, 2012 8:10 pm

Got to go with the PT10, just love the color scheme.

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Re: Daiwa's Most Beautiful Reels, You Decide.

Postby Sonicx360 » Sun Jun 03, 2012 8:51 pm

PT10ZX FTW!!!

I love the way it shows off its color in the light. Seeing these reels make me wish Daiwa should bring those back or even re-vamp them.

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Re: Daiwa's Most Beautiful Reels, You Decide.

Postby scatter » Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:44 pm

Those are some of the ugliest reels I've ever seen. And while I'm burning bridges the TD-Ito looks like a mardi gras float. Just saying...

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Re: Daiwa's Most Beautiful Reels, You Decide.

Postby zodiak311 » Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:44 pm

Wow... :shock: =P~ I would have to go with the PT10 as well, loving the classic colors.
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Re: Daiwa's Most Beautiful Reels, You Decide.

Postby ecu daniel 14 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:14 am

im with scatter. these reels are gross.
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Re: Daiwa's Most Beautiful Reels, You Decide.

Postby Gulfcoastwader » Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:20 am

Great post. And I agree with the comment about the TDZ frame.

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Re: Daiwa's Most Beautiful Reels, You Decide.

Postby Teal101 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:12 am

The Steez and the Z are good looking reels imo.

These look terrible. I think the zillion frame is terrible. The Pixy is alright...I dont own any Daiwas though.
I like TD-Z's
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Re: Daiwa's Most Beautiful Reels, You Decide.

Postby BRONZEBACK32 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:01 pm

The Daiwa Pluton is a sexy reel, weighs a ton though.

x2 I don't own any Daiwa either.....


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