Daiwa Project T 2020

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Re: Daiwa Project T 2020

Post by shibby » Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:38 am

Wohoo, new Steez Air TW and new Tatula SV TW incoming!

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Re: Daiwa Project T 2020

Post by iabass8 » Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:43 am

shibby wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:38 am
Wohoo, new Steez Air TW and new Tatula SV TW incoming!

I saw the air. Where are you seeing the new tatula?

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Re: Daiwa Project T 2020

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Re: Daiwa Project T 2020

Post by Cracker » Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:20 am

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Steez Air TW - spool diameter is 28mm
68,000 Yen MSRP

Zillion 10 MSRP - 43,000

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Re: Daiwa Project T 2020

Post by Hobie-Wan Kenobi » Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:51 am

Cracker wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:20 am
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Steez Air TW - spool diameter is 28mm
68,000 Yen MSRP

Zillion 10 MSRP - 43,000
28mm!!! If KTF makes a shallow version....whew. Or...that Russian guy makes a carbon fiber spool

$625 is a little rich though. Maybe I will sell some more stuff.
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Re: Daiwa Project T 2020

Post by jvelth74 » Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:08 am

Obviously 30 mm ct reels were selling good, and also aftermarket spools. Daiwa has drawn conclusion that there is market for even finer finesse reel.

And, sure, Karil and others will produce aftermarket spools. But I consider that this Original 28 mm Air spool will be that light that it will be challenge to beat significantly. T3 Air spool weights 9.21 g. I guess that 28 mm Air spool will weight something 7 g.
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Re: Daiwa Project T 2020

Post by poisonokie » Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:56 am

Looks cheap. 🤷‍♂️
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Re: Daiwa Project T 2020

Post by fishinblack » Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:05 am

They could have shown a little more effort for that handle and dragstar regarding that price tag.
135g is sick though =D>

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Re: Daiwa Project T 2020

Post by Tim Kelly » Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:25 am

9:1? Ugh. Finesse fishing is usually about slow!

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Re: Daiwa Project T 2020

Post by jvelth74 » Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:33 am

Wishing that they will make less expensive reel for that 28 mm spool. Pixy with spacers? Or better; Zillion Air in Steez Air frame, but aluminium.
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Re: Daiwa Project T 2020

Post by E73Bass » Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:40 am

Traditionally... “Air” reels are JDM only.

And $100 more for the Zillion 10 over the current Zillion SV ... maybe a price increase coming on USDM reels ?

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Re: Daiwa Project T 2020

Post by fishinblack » Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:41 am

Tim Kelly wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:25 am
9:1? Ugh. Finesse fishing is usually about slow!
Don't forget that the spool is really small.
9,1:1, that's 80cm/crank. Comparing to the Steez 1016 SV TW SH 7,1:1 75cm/crank.
The 6,8:1 gear is very slow: 60cm/crank.

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Re: Daiwa Project T 2020

Post by Tim Kelly » Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:15 am

Good point.

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Re: Daiwa Project T 2020

Post by Hobie-Wan Kenobi » Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:20 am

fishinblack wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:41 am
Tim Kelly wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:25 am
9:1? Ugh. Finesse fishing is usually about slow!
Don't forget that the spool is really small.
9,1:1, that's 80cm/crank. Comparing to the Steez 1016 SV TW SH 7,1:1 75cm/crank.
The 6,8:1 gear is very slow: 60cm/crank.
Finessing plastics is about the rod. The speed to pick up slack line as fast as possible is helpful for those light "pickup and spit out" finesse bites.

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Re: Daiwa Project T 2020

Post by fishes » Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:27 am

poisonokie wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:56 am
Looks cheap. 🤷‍♂️
right? something about the handle/knob combo and the holes in the frame make it look cheap to me

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