What is the smoothest stock Daiwa reel you've ever used?

Reels are the hottest topic for TackleTour. Everyone wants to know what the latest and greatest is and how they compare to the old guard. What's the best for light stuff, or what's your suggestion for heavy cover. Do we really need different retrieve ratios? It's all in here.
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Re: What is the smoothest stock Daiwa reel you've ever used?

Post by BigG » Sat May 08, 2021 11:05 am

Z2020 bar none.

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Re: What is the smoothest stock Daiwa reel you've ever used?

Post by Lightningmusky » Sat May 08, 2021 7:34 pm

Alpha SV CT.

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Re: What is the smoothest stock Daiwa reel you've ever used?

Post by hoohoorjoo » Sun May 09, 2021 6:58 am

Lightningmusky wrote:
Sat May 08, 2021 7:34 pm
Alpha SV CT.
That one is 2nd on my list.
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Re: What is the smoothest stock Daiwa reel you've ever used?

Post by Jnkoepp » Sun May 09, 2021 12:29 pm

J dream no doubt

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Re: What is the smoothest stock Daiwa reel you've ever used?

Post by MardukFIN » Sun May 09, 2021 10:33 pm

CT Steez or Z2020.

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Re: What is the smoothest stock Daiwa reel you've ever used?

Post by zodiak311 » Mon May 10, 2021 9:58 pm

BigG wrote:
Sat May 08, 2021 11:05 am
Z2020 bar none.
X2 I couldn't believe that no one mentioned this one earlier.
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Re: What is the smoothest stock Daiwa reel you've ever used?

Post by SSS » Tue May 11, 2021 6:35 pm

zodiak311 wrote:
Mon May 10, 2021 9:58 pm
BigG wrote:
Sat May 08, 2021 11:05 am
Z2020 bar none.
X2 I couldn't believe that no one mentioned this one earlier.
Have one, its my favorite "large" reel, and i dunno, maybe mine has worn gears (bought it used a while back), but its nowhere near as smooth as my 11bb alphas ito with alphas air gears for example. I don't feel anything with my alphas, but i do feel all the internals of the Z when under load.

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Re: What is the smoothest stock Daiwa reel you've ever used?

Post by Just_Bass » Wed May 12, 2021 7:15 am

Alphas SV 105, smooth when retrieve and smooth when cast. Alphas SV TW, very smooth when retrieve even when loaded with 6lb bass but noisy when cast. 2021 Zillion is smooth but not quite like alphas SV TW.

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Re: What is the smoothest stock Daiwa reel you've ever used?

Post by Antonese » Thu May 13, 2021 9:28 am

Tony9 wrote:
Wed May 05, 2021 8:15 pm
Ryoga 1520
agreed

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Re: What is the smoothest stock Daiwa reel you've ever used?

Post by bronzebacks » Mon May 17, 2021 6:19 am

Steez sv tw and alphas 105 sv

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Re: What is the smoothest stock Daiwa reel you've ever used?

Post by jwfflipper14 » Tue May 18, 2021 6:13 am

My JDM Steez SV TW
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Re: What is the smoothest stock Daiwa reel you've ever used?

Post by JCBHatesFishing » Tue May 18, 2021 1:00 pm

Alphas SV 105.

Though the Tatula Elite has grown on me. Is Tatula still a bad word here?

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Re: What is the smoothest stock Daiwa reel you've ever used?

Post by SSS » Tue May 18, 2021 4:44 pm

Surprised by the amount of Alphas SV votes. This is the 7.2:1 gear set that i have inside my pixy, and its glassy like not many Daiwa's i've held prior. Even tho the gears look the same as the ones that came on other OG alphas reels, pixy spr, pixy type r, the one from the alphas sv must've been cut differently because its much smoother than the others that i've tested.

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Re: What is the smoothest stock Daiwa reel you've ever used?

Post by runmax08 » Wed May 19, 2021 12:37 pm

PT33 3:8:1 gearing when using a heavy resistant crankbait. Also the newer Ryoga!

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Re: What is the smoothest stock Daiwa reel you've ever used?

Post by Mang » Fri May 21, 2021 8:07 am

Hard to believe but my T3. Something about that round smooth gear pinion bearing shaft. Idk what it is but it feels smoother than my steez and IP

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