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
162
41%
Shimano
182
46%
Abu Garcia
18
5%
Quantum
5
1%
Pfleuger
1
0%
Ardent
0
No votes
Lew's
13
3%
Okuma
1
0%
Pinnacle
1
0%
Wright & McGill
0
No votes
US Reels
0
No votes
13 Fishing
16
4%
 
Total votes: 399

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

Postby blkfalc4 » Sat Jan 09, 2016 11:15 am

Daiwa all the way. Shims are in my arsenal, and they are great. But just lub my Dai's.... :big grin:

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

Postby Shaft » Sun Jan 10, 2016 10:24 am

Daiwa!!!!
I'm 37 years old and remember my first Daiwa like it was yesterday. I was 12 when I saved up enough money to buy a PT33SH. I've owned almost every major brand at one time or another, but my hearts always been with Daiwa.

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

Postby silversix » Mon Jan 11, 2016 2:45 pm

1- Daiwa
2- Daiwa 2.0 aka Megabass
3- Shimano


Everything else without exceptions isn't important. =P~

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

Postby Dr_Dropshot » Thu Feb 11, 2016 10:43 am

silversix wrote:1- Daiwa
2- Daiwa 2.0 aka Megabass
3- Shimano


Everything else without exceptions isn't important. =P~

Exactly this!

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

Postby Mothercanucker » Mon Feb 15, 2016 6:46 am

never even held anything other than shimano in my hands...

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

Postby Jigandpig518 » Sun Mar 13, 2016 5:26 am

Megabass/Daiwa

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

Postby AllFishedUp » Sat Mar 26, 2016 10:55 am

Daiwa.

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

Postby rgbtr196le » Fri May 20, 2016 12:49 pm

Daiwa

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

Postby cure-hb » Sat Jul 16, 2016 7:34 am

shimano!

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

Postby VegasNative » Wed Jul 20, 2016 12:38 pm

Shimano !Still like me a daiwa though :big grin:

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

Postby wjgrnp » Sat Aug 06, 2016 11:03 am

Daiwa for mine

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

Postby tim3716 » Tue Aug 16, 2016 12:57 pm

I used to be a hardcore daiwa fanboy but after opening up my brother's 13 Met. I am seriously considering switching. I still love the connected feel of my daiwas but shimano's engineering for their reels is extremely impressive.

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

Postby fishon2 » Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:48 pm

My first post, been reading TT for a while, but just joined.....this place is addicting... 8-)

Well I voted Shimano but have different preferences depending on the type fishing I have been doing for the last 43 years......I fish Salt & Freshwater in Texas...

-Low Profile for Bass/Bay Fishing Red, Specks and Flounder: Shimano
-Lighter Spinning Reels Bass/Bay Fishing: Shimano
-Heavy Jetty Bay Fishing Black Drum/Bull Reds: ABU Garcia Sweden made round reels only, new china versions are junk
-Freshwater landlocked Striped Bass Fishing: ABU Garcia Sweden made round reels for bait fishing/low profile Shimano for pitching plastics and top water
-Offshore Saltwater: Penn USA made reels only, new china versions are junk and don't last in this environment
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Re: Is it Daiwa, Shimano, or someone else?

Postby USA-RET » Tue Sep 13, 2016 11:16 pm

:welc:

Welcome to TT. Hope you enjoy the forums. :D

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

Postby Ifishnxs » Thu Sep 15, 2016 6:05 am

Shimano for spinning and Lews for bait caster


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