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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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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 40 40
Best purchase ever Awesome reel I have it on a daiwa beefstick 10ft. I just landed a Is 42" bull redfish at Dauphin Island. This reel has plenty of drag power to slow most fish at 33lb drag!! Will be purchasing another one! July 7, 2012
Good reel. Beware of braid slide. Reel very rugged!! Exceeded expectations. Beware of the braid sliding on the spool due to the large diameter! Spool mono or tape first. I made the mistake of not doing so and put on quite a comedy show for several people on a fishing pier as I was trying to stop a small 3' shark from spooling my huge reel and 12' rod. I had no gloves or wrap stick close by to stop him.. You only grab fast moving braid one time and learn quickly to use your rod butt... I'm writing this as a confession that I blamed the Diawa reel for the drag turning loose. It was an operator error. Thanks Diawa and Bass Pro for this cost effective, well made reel! June 16, 2012
Outstanding Reel This reel has a very large capacity and handles large fish with ease. February 28, 2012
What a work horse I ordered this reel several months ago for fishing crab snares off the pier jetty and beach on the California coast. I teamed it up with a 12ft beefstick and am I pleased. I have fished it a lot and hard and have found it to be as much I could hope for and more. Yes it is big and heavy but for bait fishing its great. I do not think you could find a better reel for the price to use for this purpose. I have it loaded up with cheap 25lb test mono and it casts great. When striper season comes around I will put some lighter and higher quality line on it and really see what she will do. And you can bet it will on the beach next to my Penn and Lamiglass set up when I am bait fishing for stripers for a long time. February 11, 2012
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Is it only for left handers or can you change it for right handers?
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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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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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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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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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No, it doesn't come with an extra spool. But for the price, just buy an extra reel!
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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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I am thinking of getting this reel for
surfcasting.
From my experience a spool made for
surfcasting is usually very long and with
a very shallow lip.
By just looking at it, its telling me it won't, because it has the exact opposite features.
I use 20lbs line for casting
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It works great for surf fishing but it big and heavy and I would not want to be throwing a lure around much. I use mine for bait fishing and throw lures with my Penn.
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Don't buy this reel, it's junk - I love Daiwa, but this is not up to thier quality standards.
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I use it for surf and It works great but it won't outcast a fast conventional reel.

I have never been able to outcast it using my Regal Plus which uses a spool like the one you describe.
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The spool holds about 460 yards of 20lb. mono. The spool has the largest diameter of any I've owned. Since the diameter is so wide , it doesn't have to be too long.
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As long as you have a long rod, you will be fine. You may lose a little bit of distance, but its still very manageable.
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