Is it Daiwa, Shimano, or someone else?

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.

Which reel manufacturer is your favorite?

Daiwa
156
41%
Shimano
176
46%
Abu Garcia
18
5%
Quantum
5
1%
Pfleuger
1
0%
Ardent
0
No votes
Lew's
12
3%
Okuma
1
0%
Pinnacle
1
0%
Wright & McGill
0
No votes
US Reels
0
No votes
13 Fishing
15
4%
 
Total votes: 385

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Re: Is it Daiwa, Shimano, or someone else?

Postby Crankbaitmaker » Fri Oct 31, 2014 6:04 pm

Every reel that I own has Shimano written on it. Always will.

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Re: Is it Daiwa, Shimano, or someone else?

Postby WCCT » Tue Dec 16, 2014 1:08 pm

I have been a Daiwa guy for a long time. And now that I have Tatulas, I don't see that changing for a long time. Love these things!

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Re: Is it Daiwa, Shimano, or someone else?

Postby StarTzar » Thu Jan 01, 2015 7:45 am

I own 11 reels.
6 Daiwas, 2 Megabass, 2 Abu's and 1 Shimano

I'll be replacing the Abu's with Megabass this year.
I'm also looking to add another Megabass to my arsenal.

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Re: Is it Daiwa, Shimano, or someone else?

Postby Bubbleboy » Tue Jan 06, 2015 2:57 pm

I have a hord of Shimano Curado 51e's and 201e7's for baitcasters. Thinking of upgrading to Cores this year, or will supertune the Curados.

Recently swapped out my Shimano spinning reels for Quantum Exos after the dreaded binding during retrieve due to the reels being exposed to the rain while fishing in kayak tournaments. We'll see how the Exos hold up in 2015, or I'll be making the switch again

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Re: Is it Daiwa, Shimano, or someone else?

Postby ikurakov » Thu Jan 08, 2015 11:09 am

I like Daiwa and Shimano, but prefer JDM Daiwa.

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Re: Is it Daiwa, Shimano, or someone else?

Postby sandiegotennispro » Sun Jan 11, 2015 7:59 am

Shimano and Daiwa and Seeker and Calstar rods for saltwater.

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Re: Is it Daiwa, Shimano, or someone else?

Postby SouthArkFishin » Fri Jan 16, 2015 5:31 am

Daiwa, just cos I love my new Zonda Rosso :big grin: That being said, I have an Okuma Serrano that is a great reel. Very smooth, plenty of power, and it's a good bait chunker. Other than having to remove the side plate to adjust the brake, which I don't really care for, it's a very solid, well made reel. Well worth the $80 I bought it for, especially with a three year warranty. I'm sure I'll eventually try a Shimano, but right now nothing in their line up interests me but the Conquests. I want to add another MB reel this year (think round) and I'd also like to add an Alphas or a TD-Z and a Ryoga. Eventually wanna snag an Abu Morrum as well.

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Re: Is it Daiwa, Shimano, or someone else?

Postby Montanaro » Mon Jan 26, 2015 12:37 pm

Daiwa. Love their innovations and design.

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Re: Is it Daiwa, Shimano, or someone else?

Postby nickp » Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:51 am

I've come back to the light side (daiwa) after my love of the curado d series became dated. Still have a couple shimanos but you can't beat that connected feeling a daiwa reel has. Zillions, steezs, sol's for me as of now.

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Re: Is it Daiwa, Shimano, or someone else?

Postby cndbasshunter » Thu Jan 29, 2015 2:01 am

Don't matter, as long as the design is nice and performance is good.

i have daiwa, megabass, shimano, and lews.

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Re: Is it Daiwa, Shimano, or someone else?

Postby SWells » Sat Feb 21, 2015 2:33 pm

I voted Daiwa, I really like their spinning reels and the top end baitcasters. Shimano has a very solid line up as well. I gotta admit even though I voted Daiwa I'm very surprised that Shimano isn't walking away with this Poll.

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Re: Is it Daiwa, Shimano, or someone else?

Postby surf n turf » Thu Feb 26, 2015 6:04 am

I love the few Daiwas I own but Shimano's overall line-up dominates. Better value in their low profile, better saltwater line(both spinning and conventional), and a wider variety for anything that swims fresh or salt. With that being said, Daiwa is a close second for me because the Zillion Type R and the Luna 300 just keep going strong. Have had some issues with Calcutta TE and Curado 300 DSV which are known to be very durable reels.

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Re: Is it Daiwa, Shimano, or someone else?

Postby Rarebreed » Mon Jun 22, 2015 1:03 pm

Shimano's stepping there game up, but there's just something about those Made in Japan Daiwa's :big grin:

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Re: Is it Daiwa, Shimano, or someone else?

Postby silversix » Thu Jul 16, 2015 11:08 am

Daiwa simply because i much prefer Mag Z.

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Re: Is it Daiwa, Shimano, or someone else?

Postby txlonghorns » Tue Jul 21, 2015 8:43 am

Shimano guy here. I simply like their reels. New here on the forum and immediately I noticed quite a Diawa following.


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