Daiwa reels - gaudy or sexy?

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Re: Daiwa reels - gaudy or sexy?

Post by j2015 » Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:12 am

Yes! we need a section here for ice rods, I love my TUCR fusion
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I'm just sick of the anodized red on Daiwa and Shimano reels...
Probably a good thing I'm photo sharing challenged here on TT, you'd puke seeing all the red parts on my Daiwas! :big grin:
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I do have a tuned up customs ice rod that I had wrapped with red threading to match the CI4 1000 that looks pretty sweet.
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Re: Daiwa reels - gaudy or sexy?

Post by BRONZEBACK32 » Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:48 pm

j2015 wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:12 am
Yes! we need a section here for ice rods
Agreed Cal, please make this happen...

Please add a ice fishing section to fishing & techniques

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Re: Daiwa reels - gaudy or sexy?

Post by SSS » Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:51 pm

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Morethan aesthetics...

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I don't know how could anyone even come close to saying that the morethan has too much color clashing. The original? Maybe, a bit. But the newer model looks slick, and nowhere near too flashy. In fact, i'd go as far as saying it looks better than all currently produced Shimano baitcaster reels.

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Re: Daiwa reels - gaudy or sexy?

Post by Slazmo » Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:59 pm

Shimano never really dived into the need to dress up their reels - they didn't have a trick shop or many other parts to choose from. They just worked on a pretty simple yet strong principle of "they just worked".

I think Shimano reels look straight forward and the need to dress up a reel with Avail, that other brand which makes those crap reels now and other avenues did exist for a reason - just highlighted the simple nature of them.

I mean I've stuck different parts on some reels from others, changed knobs with anodised caps etc to match the spool highlights and some others but never needed the avenue to wipe over a host of colours or even excessively plaster on a single colour all over a reel.

While some reels look good don't get me wrong "they look good" as shown above, I just find some of these reels that exist "customised" now look reminiscent of a clown and I'm not talking the 'Pagliacci' type either - there are some over and above cases where you got to ask the stability of the owner if they are channeling through their fishing gear... :-s

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Re: Daiwa reels - gaudy or sexy?

Post by DaisyZillion » Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:36 am

Although some of the Daiwa stuff is a little over done (though no where near some of the Megabass versions) I have found a few models over the years to be very aesthetically pleasing, the Bluebackers and SW versions of CV-Z’s and CV-X’s (especially if fitted with the corresponding coloured RCS I knobs) and the first round of Zillion Pe specials (blue/gold) are some of my favourites. I do like simple colours and designs too however and my Steez A with Megabass hyper cork knobs suits me. I do like the Shimano’s line ups too, inc all the Chronarch and Curado lines except for the E series Chronarchs and I detest the Chrome Calais/Antares :shock: they both show a greasy thumbprint from a mile off!

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Re: Daiwa reels - gaudy or sexy?

Post by Slazmo » Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:10 am

DaisyZillion wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:36 am
I detest the Chrome Calais/Antares :shock: they both show a greasy thumbprint from a mile off!
And then it starts to corrode under the chrome and it peels... I think the reel should've been ION plated like the 100B Chronarch... I've got both the Calais DC and the Antares LV7 DC both extremely awesome reels but gaudy as hell!

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Re: Daiwa reels - gaudy or sexy?

Post by medicpelle » Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:34 am

Abu Garcia is around for those who don't like flash and want to be boring. :lol: :lol:

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Re: Daiwa reels - gaudy or sexy?

Post by DaisyZillion » Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:16 pm

medicpelle wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:34 am
Abu Garcia is around for those who don't like flash and want to be boring. :lol: :lol:
The Revos have their fair share, Aurora models and the Ike series. ;)
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Re: Daiwa reels - gaudy or sexy?

Post by poisonokie » Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:56 pm

DaisyZillion wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:16 pm
medicpelle wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:34 am
Abu Garcia is around for those who don't like flash and want to be boring. :lol: :lol:
The Revos have their fair, Aurora models and the Ike series. ;)
And I was (still am) reeeaally tempted by that Ike Revo. I've never owned, but have always wanted to try a Revo. I know they're OEM, but they have to be the best of that lot, and I know if I got it I would just have to have one of the matching rods, too. I don't know how that combo would hold up or if it's even worth a damn, but does it ever look killer...

OMG TW is giving away free tackle bags with the purchase of a Revo right now! :lol: I do need a new bag for hardbaits... :-k
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Re: Daiwa reels - gaudy or sexy?

Post by hoohoorjoo » Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:14 pm

poisonokie wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:56 pm

OMG TW is giving away free tackle bags with the purchase of a Revo right now! :lol: I do need a new bag for hardbaits... :-k
Rofl!
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Re: Daiwa reels - gaudy or sexy?

Post by poisonokie » Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:12 pm

hoohoorjoo wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:14 pm
poisonokie wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:56 pm

OMG TW is giving away free tackle bags with the purchase of a Revo right now! :lol: I do need a new bag for hardbaits... :-k
Rofl!
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Re: Daiwa reels - gaudy or sexy?

Post by medicpelle » Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:02 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Daiwa reels - gaudy or sexy?

Post by iabass8 » Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:35 am

Lol...this is TT. There's threads dedicated to showing off "gaudy" reels. If you want plain jane looking stuff, Amazon has that.

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Re: Daiwa reels - gaudy or sexy?

Post by doomtrprz71 » Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:40 pm

I thought some of the new daiwa stuff was a little muted. It would be nice though if the new coastal sv wasn't 2 shades of blue though.

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Re: Daiwa reels - gaudy or sexy?

Post by DaisyZillion » Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:22 pm

iabass8 wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:35 am
Lol...this is TT. There's threads dedicated to showing off "gaudy" reels. If you want plain jane looking stuff, Amazon has that.
=D> =D> :lol: :lol:

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