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First Look Inside the New, all ALUMINUM Daiwa Steez A TW 1016 Baitcasting Reel

Posted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:14 pm
by Cal
First Look Inside the New, all ALUMINUM Daiwa Steez A TW 1016 Baitcasting Reel

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Introduction: Over ten years ago, Daiwa introduced a product that brought an ease of style to the company and defined their flagship product line. The Steez has since gone through many iterations but none quite as impactful as that first 103H/103HL. In fact, one could argue that in recent years, the company had abandoned high end all together with their "all-in" strategy surrounding the success of their T-wing line guide innovation - not anymore.

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Re: First Look Inside the New, all ALUMINUM Daiwa Steez A TW 1016 Baitcasting Reel

Posted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:39 am
by BigG
A reel labeled Steez shouldn't have bushings, blasphemy. Appreciate the pre review Cal.

Re: First Look Inside the New, all ALUMINUM Daiwa Steez A TW 1016 Baitcasting Reel

Posted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:54 am
by zodiak311
Bushings a big no no for me. Ill take CRBB instead.
Not sure how I feel about this reel, its look are still growing on me...

Re: First Look Inside the New, all ALUMINUM Daiwa Steez A TW 1016 Baitcasting Reel

Posted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:47 am
by Hogsticker2
It's just 4 handle bearings guys. Take it easy, you can swap those for less than tree fiddy. Plus you don't have to be a reel tech to do it. I have nothing but great things to say about the magnesium version. Finest reel I've used, absolute pleasure to fish with. The form factor is the best Daiwa has to date imo. What I don't like about this reel is the knobs. Still somewhat minor, this will cost more than tree fiddy, and I do find it a tad bit disgraceful to the Steez name. None the less, I'd have one already if not for the deep spool. I have no need for that, and strongly prefer SV spools.

Re: First Look Inside the New, all ALUMINUM Daiwa Steez A TW 1016 Baitcasting Reel

Posted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:23 am
by Redfish
Got mine today and have already switched the handle out. I will get it out this weekend to play with it. This is my first Steez since I normally am a saltwater fisherman I could not use the magnesium version. I will say that so far the real feels awesome. We will see what happens after a couple of outings on the water.

Re: First Look Inside the New, all ALUMINUM Daiwa Steez A TW 1016 Baitcasting Reel

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:34 am
by freelancer27
Redfish wrote:Got mine today and have already switched the handle out. I will get it out this weekend to play with it. This is my first Steez since I normally am a saltwater fisherman I could not use the magnesium version. I will say that so far the real feels awesome. We will see what happens after a couple of outings on the water.



Hi, what are your thoughts on the reel so far?

THanks,
Seb.

Re: First Look Inside the New, all ALUMINUM Daiwa Steez A TW 1016 Baitcasting Reel

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:01 am
by Redfish
So far I love it. After some tweaking I get great distance using 1/4 to 1/2 ounce. The reel feels super smooth and handles fish like a champ. I primarily fish salty inshore water and have not gotten a big enough one to really put it to the test.