Free Shipping on orders $50+ No code needed.

Select the "Economy Shipping" option at checkout.

Free Shipping on orders of $50 or more applies to economy shipping only to US and Canadian addresses on all internet or phone merchandise orders. (Canadian orders will be charged a $3.50 brokerage fee, duty and tax.) Excludes gift cards, orders shipped outside of the US and Canada, expedited or additional shipping and hazardous, special fees. Shipping charges on previous orders will not be reimbursed.

You may also order by calling 1-800-BASS-PRO (1-800-227-7776). Give the phone representative key code L5HA.

Daiwa DF100A Giant Spinning Reel

   

Sale price: Clearance price: Starting at: Sale starting at: Clearance starting at: Reg. price:

Model
Retrieve
Gear Ratio
Other specs Quantity Price & availability

DF100A

Left

3.4:1

Line Capacity:
20/460

Ball Bearings:
1

Max Drag:
33 Lbs.

Recovery:
39.4"

Reel Weight (oz):
30
  • $39.99

  • SKU: 1105303

  • In Stock
  • Add to Cart

    Add to Wish List

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.

  • 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
Daiwa DF100A Giant Spinning Reel 4.6 5 53 53
Perfect for pier fishing I bought this reel a while back and ever since i did i have never not taken it with me on a trip. i spooled it with about 420 yards of suffix #50 braid and it has never failed. I use this reel on any fish from batrays to small 40-90 lbs threshers off piers. This is probably the best spinning reel out there!!! July 2, 2009
Problems I live in Key West and baught two DF100A for the simple fact that I was looking for a big spinning reel, found it!! HUGE by the way... But I was not aware there was a permanent clicker when you reel. I tried to remove the clicker but that would mean no anti-reverse, so click is permanent. I used one of the reels trolling and worked really well but bottom fishing not so well. The reel is super heavy and watch out for the inside bolts coming loose pretty easy. Other than that good reel for the price.... July 13, 2010
great reel for the price! This reel is a work horse and for the the price its a steal ! Quality is good. all metal gears Huge line capacity, you better have a monster rod to match this up with though, I mounted it on a 15 foot daiwa eliminator rod and that rel still looks over sized. reeled in alotta blacktips in with this reelno problem the drag works smoothly and stopped them in their tracks! December 28, 2009
No Reason Pass This Up Bought this reel after many many months of seeing and researching it. I couldn't be more pleased with a reel than this one. Took it to Holden beach NC to do some pier and surf fishing and this blew my expectations out of the water, literally. Within about 2 hours of fishing I hooked a 38" 40 lb red drum. The drag system was flawless and gave me perfect control of the fish. Fought him for about 15 minutes using 30lb test berkley big game line with an 11' Diawa beef stick pole and powerhoused him to the pier even after he ran an additional 150 yards from the hook point. Bottom line is.... This reel is more than worth $150, much less the $40-$50 you pay for it. Don't wait, BY THIS REEL BEFORE THEY SELL OUT. October 13, 2013
2 3 4 5 ... 14 next>>
16 Questions | 78 Answers

Outdoor Answers

Get help about this item from fellow customers.

Ask your questions. Share your answers.

 
 
Browse Q&A
 
 
Sort by
Details: 
How many inches of line gained per crank?
1 year, 2 months ago
by
 - City of Angels
Read all my Q&A (read all my Q&A)
Answer this Question
0
0

Answers

A: 
According to my box, it's 39.4 inches per crank.
4 months, 1 week ago
0
0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting

Top 25 Contributor
Top 25 Contributor
A: 
look at the page.
11 months ago
0
0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting

Staff Answer
A: 
The reel has a 39.4" line recovery per turn.
1 year, 2 months ago
0
0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting
Details: 
Is it only for left handers or can you change it for right handers?
2 years, 5 months ago
by
 - South Africa
Read all my Q&A (read all my Q&A)
Answer this Question
0
0

Answers

A: 
No, it's left hand crank only.
4 months, 1 week ago
0
0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting

A: 
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
10 months ago
0
0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting

A: 
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, 4 months ago
by
 - Knoxville,TN
Read all my Q&A (read all my Q&A)
0
0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting

A: 
It is a left hand crank only
1 year, 7 months ago
0
0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting

Top 500 Contributor
Top 500 Contributor
A: 
it can be fished both sides
2 years, 2 months ago
by
 - port st lucie, fl
Read all my Q&A (read all my Q&A)
0
0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting
2 years, 8 months ago
Answer this Question
0
0

Answers

A: 
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).
4 months, 1 week ago
0
0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting

A: 
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
10 months ago
0
0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting

A: 
40lb mono 240yds.
50lb braid 700yds
1 year, 4 months ago
by
 - Knoxville,TN
Read all my Q&A (read all my Q&A)
0
0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting

A: 
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.
1 year, 4 months ago
by
 - Lake Charles, LA
Read all my Q&A (read all my Q&A)
0
0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting

A: 
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.
1 year, 7 months ago
0
0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting

A: 
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.
2 years, 7 months ago
by
 - Mogadore Ohio
Read all my Q&A (read all my Q&A)
0
0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting

Top 500 Contributor
Top 500 Contributor
A: 
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
2 years, 7 months ago
0
0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting
Details: 
i think it might be to big but i wanted to know
3 years, 4 months ago
Answer this Question
0
0

Answers

A: 
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!
4 months, 1 week ago
0
0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting

Top 500 Contributor
Top 500 Contributor
A: 
its good for surfing from shore or out sea
2 years, 2 months ago
by
 - port st lucie, fl
Read all my Q&A (read all my Q&A)
0
0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting

A: 
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.
2 years, 11 months ago
by
Anonymous
 - Tampa, FL
0
0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting
 
Q: 
5 answers

Can this fight a tarpon?

Details: 
Does it have the drag power and line capacity?
3 years, 5 months ago
Answer this Question
0
0

Answers

A: 
Yes. I've caught 200+ pound bull sharks on these things so they can handle tarpon. They've got 30# maximum drag. I just re-spooled each of my two Daiwa Giant reels with 1,000 yards of 50lb braid a piece. The amazing thing is, they're not full and can still take more line. They're nowhere near as smooth (cranking or drag-wise) as a Penn Spinfisher but they're nowhere near the price of a spinfisher, either. They're also bigger and hold more line than the largest current spinfisher. Just make sure you've got the right tackle and terminal tackle and you're good to go for tarpon or for bull, blacktip, lemon, or nurse sharks.
2 months, 3 weeks ago
0
0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting

A: 
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.
8 months ago
0
0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting

A: 
Absolutely. It has a 33 lb max drag and can hold 240 yards of 44 lb mono.
1 year, 7 months ago
0
0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting

Top 500 Contributor
Top 500 Contributor
A: 
yes, it has alot, its a big reel and it can handle any large fish 200+ pounds.
2 years, 2 months ago
by
 - port st lucie, fl
Read all my Q&A (read all my Q&A)
0
0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting

A: 
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.
2 years, 11 months ago
by
Anonymous
 - Tampa, FL
0
0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting
3 years, 6 months ago
Answer this Question
0
0

Answers

A: 
you have to push it over
10 months ago
0
0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting

A: 
It flips when the reel is cranked
1 year, 7 months ago
0
0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting

A: 
itdoes it on it's own.
2 years, 10 months ago
0
0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting

A: 
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.
2 years, 11 months ago
by
 - Pacifica California
Read all my Q&A (read all my Q&A)
0
0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting

A: 
It does but it takes a considerable amount of force. I would recommend doing it by hand.
3 years, 6 months ago
0
0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting

Top 500 Contributor
Top 500 Contributor
A: 
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.
3 years, 6 months ago
by
 - Illinois
Read all my Q&A (read all my Q&A)
0
0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting
Details: 
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.
4 years, 3 months ago
by
 - Illinois
Read all my Q&A (read all my Q&A)
Answer this Question
0
0

Answers

A: 
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.
2 years, 10 months ago
0
0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting

A: 
Your best bet would be to contact Daiwa directly regarding this.
3 years, 6 months ago
0
0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting
Details: 
im thinking of spooling my reel with 100lb mono and i hope it holds 300yds or more of it
4 years, 4 months ago
Answer this Question
0
0

Answers

A: 
Don't know about 100# mono. That's really, REALLY thick line for a spinning reel. I know from experience that mine will hold 900 yards of 20# mono and 1,000 yards of 50# braid. It should hold 900 yards of 80# braid. If you're intent on using 100# mono, you should probably look at a star drag or lever drag reel. The Penn Senators (12/0 and 14/0) offer massive line capacity for heavy, 100# mono and they're much cheaper than the biggest lever drags (Internationals, Avets, etc) although they only have about half the drag (roughly 35#s compared to 75 (or more) #s.
2 months, 3 weeks ago
0
0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting

A: 
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.
3 years, 6 months ago
0
0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting

A: 
It's big but NOT THAT BIG!! 40lb is about the max for mono (240-250 yds) Try braid!
3 years, 7 months ago
by
 - New Hampshire
Read all my Q&A (read all my Q&A)
0
0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting

A: 
definatly not 300 yards might be able to push 200 in my opinion though
3 years, 8 months ago
0
0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting

Top 500 Contributor
Top 500 Contributor
A: 
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.
3 years, 10 months ago
by
 - Illinois
Read all my Q&A (read all my Q&A)
0
0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting

A: 
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.
4 years ago
by
 - Jersey Shore
Read all my Q&A (read all my Q&A)
0
0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting

A: 
It holds about 380 yards of 30lb. mono
4 years, 3 months ago
0
0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting

A: 
This particular size would not be good for using 100 lb mono. You would need a larger one than what I purchased.
4 years, 4 months ago
by
Anonymous
 - North Carolina
0
0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting
4 years, 9 months ago
by
 - Florida
Read all my Q&A (read all my Q&A)
Answer this Question
0
0

Answers

A: 
No.
4 months, 1 week ago
0
0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting

A: 
Unfortunately no, and I haven't been able to find one online either.
1 year, 7 months ago
0
0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting

A: 
No
3 years, 6 months ago
0
0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting

A: 
No, it doesn't come with an extra spool. But for the price, just buy an extra reel!
4 years, 3 months ago
0
0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting

A: 
no
4 years, 4 months ago
by
 - orlando florida
Read all my Q&A (read all my Q&A)
0
0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting

Top 500 Contributor
Top 500 Contributor
A: 
no
4 years, 7 months ago
0
0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting
4 years, 10 months ago
Answer this Question
0
0

Answers

A: 
It is left hand only. It cannot be converted for right hand.
4 months, 1 week ago
0
0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting

A: 
Left hand only
1 year, 7 months ago
0
0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting

A: 
Right handed spinning reels are cranked with the left hand.
2 years, 11 months ago
by
Anonymous
 - Tampa, FL
0
0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting

A: 
Yes left hand only, No it cannot be converted.
3 years, 6 months ago
0
0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting

A: 
It only has the capacity for the left had reel handle.
4 years, 3 months ago
0
0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting

Top 500 Contributor
Top 500 Contributor
A: 
it is only left hand, sorry
4 years, 7 months ago
0
0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting
2 next>>
2 next>>

Need Help? 7 days a week: 7am to 10pm CT or call 1.800.227.7776 anytime