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Daiwa® DF100A Giant Spinning Reel

   

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DF100A

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3.4:1

Line Capacity:
20/460

Ball Bearings:
1

Max Drag:
33 Lbs.

Recovery:
39.4"

Reel Weight (oz):
30
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  • SKU: 1105303

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  • Built to handle heavy line and big fish
  • Stainless steel main shaft
  • Fully anodized for corrosion resistance
  • Sturdy aluminum spool
  • Smooth, multi-disc drag
  • Rugged metal gears
  • Stainless steel ball bearing drive
  • Rigid metal body construction
  • Powerful gear ratio of 3.4:1
  • Left hand retrieve

This heavy action Daiwa DF100A Giant Spinning Reel definitely offers way more bang for your buck. Because of the DF100A Reel's large line capacity, it's the perfect size left hand retrieve reel if you’re going to battle a large catfish or when saltwater fishing from a pier or beach. The stainless steel main shaft and lightweight aluminum spool are fully anodized for superior corrosion resistance. Weighing just 30 oz., the metal reel features durable metal gears, multi-disc drag and an efficient 1 stainless steel ball bearing system.

Line recovery in inches per handle turn.

Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 51 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by HUGE reel - 902 yards of 20# mono!! Daiwa SEVERELY underrates the DF-100A's line capacity: this thing is a MONSTER - it makes a Penn Spinfisher V 9500 look small in comparison! Although Daiwa's online stats (including those on the box and the reel itself) state that it can handle 460 yards of 20# mono, I just had this reel completely spooled at the store with 902 (?!) yards of 20# mono. In other words, you can basically double the reel's stated mono line capacities. Suffix says their 80# 832 Braid is equivalent in diameter/thickness to 20# mono, which means you can fit roughly 900 yards of Suffix 80# braid on this beast. It has more line capacity and 50% more drag than my Penn 4/0 Senator. Amazing!! September 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by great for the price I have purchased 3 of these. The price is great and I am able to put 400 yards of 50ib braid on them. They last about two years and hold up well to water and sand. May 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Crazy price, bought it until my replacement came and might be better than my $200 Reel May 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best purchase possible for price Just bought this reel yesterday and matched it with a 12 ft. surf rod. This combo only cost about 80 bucks and all fisherman know that that's hard to find these days. Going fishing in Hateras first week of June. This reel will be tested there! March 3, 2014
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How many inches of line gained per crank?
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According to my box, it's 39.4 inches per crank.
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look at the page.
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The reel has a 39.4" line recovery per turn.
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Is it only for left handers or can you change it for right handers?
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No, it's left hand crank only.
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It is only left handed. The employees at BPS helped me and took it apart to see if the gears could be switched around and be made right handed, it couldn't be. Im right handed but couldn't let a reel this nice and cheap go
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It is only available Left hand retrieve. But if your right handed you should be really with your left. beware this reel is huge and will use ALOT of line to fill it. over 700 yards of 50lb braid.
1 year ago
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It is a left hand crank only
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it can be fished both sides
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Mine has 902 yards of 20# mono, which means it will hold about 900 yards of similar thickness braid (which means 80# braid, which happens to be the same diameter as 20# mono).
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The spool is huge and it for sure will take 50 lb. not sure how many yards but I just put around 300 yards of 30lb on mine. Hope I helped
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40lb mono 240yds.
50lb braid 700yds
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I personally have 300yds of 65lb braid spooled on one right now. And still have more room.
Thinking about upgrading to 80lb next time around.
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It's says 240 yards of 40 lb mono. So I would guess around 200 yards or a little less of 50 lb mono. If you used braided line you could fit 500 yards or more.
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This reel will hold more line than you can even imagine, the spool is huge! I have 65 lb power pro braid on mine 150 yds with almost 200 yards of 50 lb mono as a backer.
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yes and about 200 yards or so. i recommend braid though. 12 lb mono backing with 50 lbs braid(12 lbs matches the 50 lbs braid. just cover the spool with it and tie to braid) with another topshot of 40 lbs mono will catch you anything
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i think it might be to big but i wanted to know
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Absolutely! It has 30 pounds of drag. It can hold approximately 900 yards of 20# mono (which is 900 yards of equivalent-diameter 80# braid). It can hold 450-480 yards of 40# mono. The thing is a beast!
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its good for surfing from shore or out sea
1 year, 11 months ago
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Don't buy this reel - the specs on the reel would think it would be perfect for what you want, but I've had 2 terrible experiences with them. I would choose ANY other large capacity reel.
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Can this fight a tarpon?

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Does it have the drag power and line capacity?
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I can get 400 yards of 50lb braid on there. Its a heavy real. The drag is not a problem and will hold up to fish no problem. The only problem with this real is after a 1-2 years you cannot lock the free spin. I have owned 3 of them and 2 of the 3 this happen to. I just spend the $40 and buy a new one. After two years its time anyway.
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Absolutely. It has a 33 lb max drag and can hold 240 yards of 44 lb mono.
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yes, it has alot, its a big reel and it can handle any large fish 200+ pounds.
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JUNK - Do not buy this reel - the line capacity is perfect for it, but the drag and internal components are JUNK. I bought mine for Tarpon also - 2 failed on fish of less than 10 lb.
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you have to push it over
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It flips when the reel is cranked
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itdoes it on it's own.
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Yes it does and I have used mine for some time now. But you know how some of the less expensive reels get as they get older. Hopefully it will still work well for years to come.
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It does but it takes a considerable amount of force. I would recommend doing it by hand.
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The bail will flip closed when you turn the crank handle, however, as with all spinning reels it is better to close the bail manually as it is easier on the mechanism.
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I don't want to buy a second reel as I just want an extra spool to carry in my tackle box for quick line changes for different types of fishing. Another reel this size will NOT fit in my tackle box.
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for the price you can't beat iti bought 2 for that reason and if my first has an issue i have a back up.
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Your best bet would be to contact Daiwa directly regarding this.
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im thinking of spooling my reel with 100lb mono and i hope it holds 300yds or more of it
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100lb mono is too much for the drag on this at 1/4 ratio. It will hold 300 yards of 100 pound braid but not mono.
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It's big but NOT THAT BIG!! 40lb is about the max for mono (240-250 yds) Try braid!
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definatly not 300 yards might be able to push 200 in my opinion though
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Spooling with 100 lb. mono would be a big mistake for any spinning reel as you won't be able to cast it very far. This reel holds 460 yards of 20 lb. mono and that should be good for just about any fish up to 100 lbs. Proper drag setting and skill are more important when playing a big fish than heavy test line. Using anything over 20 lb. test will kill casting distance. Combine this reel with the 12 ft. Daiwa Beefstick and the long rod will not only increase casting distance but also protect the line from breaking. It's just about impossible to break 20 lb. mono with a 12 foot rod as long rods are very forgiving when playing large fish.
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It will hold 240yds of 40lb, so it should hold about 100yds of 100lb mono. I think the reel will fail if you hook a fish that needs 100lb mono, but it will be a heck of a story to tell.
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It holds about 380 yards of 30lb. mono

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This particular size would not be good for using 100 lb mono. You would need a larger one than what I purchased.
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Unfortunately no, and I haven't been able to find one online either.
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No, it doesn't come with an extra spool. But for the price, just buy an extra reel!

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It is left hand only. It cannot be converted for right hand.
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Left hand only
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Right handed spinning reels are cranked with the left hand.
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Yes left hand only, No it cannot be converted.
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It only has the capacity for the left had reel handle.

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it is only left hand, sorry
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