Built by the fishing geniuses over at Daiwa to be stronger and lighter and with a smaller overall profile and size, this entry comes at an affordable pricepoint without sacrificing, well..anything!
We love how the Zaion housing embodies the general design principles you can find in any Daiwa product: Lightweight, but tough as nails. Incorporating machined aluminium alloy, the high production quality common to Daiwa products means the overall use of this reel is smooth and consistent.
It's easy to clean and maintain, too; the Magseal which can be found on many Daiwa products makes an appearance here too, helping to keep water and debris out of your reel as you fish. The reel itself is very long-casting and, as mentioned before, wonderfully smooth to release thanks to its 7 bearing system.
Our opinion: This is a very reasonable price for a genuinely high quality reel. It's fantastic for gamefish and suits many different techniques. Conveniently small and easy to manage, it's a great choice for mid-range budgets and handles freshwater, inshore and offshore fishing just fine.
A few more specs to take a peek at:
Small frame, body and housing
Zaion housing is light, durable and visually appealing
Machined aluminum alloy Digigear
7-Bearing System 1-crbb, 5-bb and 1BB
Package Dimensions: 5.4 x 5.2 x 3.5 inches