Daiwa Goldcast III Series Spincast Reel
The Daiwa Goldcast has been my favorite spin cast for years but in the last year I've had three that all developed the same problem after only a couple uses-the pin sometimes gets stuck down on cast and fails to catch the line on retrieve. Also, I've compared my old Goldcast to the newer ones and the older ones look and feel like a much better reel. Sorry Daiwa, three strikes and you're out! After reading the reviews of the Zebco Omega I'm buying both sizes in it and hoping I find my new favorite spincast.
December 13, 2009
Great first impressions
I used the GC 120 for catfishing today and found that I preferred this reel over my also new Zebco Z03. I am not saying I don't like the Zebco but I admit I like this reel better and the size is preferable for catching fish in current. My only knock is that I do not think you can turn off the clicking noise when reeling but otherwise my first impression was very good. I put this on a new Browning Silaflex 6' medium action rod and I preferred this setup over the Zebco on a 6' medium action St. Croix Triump rod. The Browning/Goldcast combo was supposed to be my back-up rod and reel but that won't apparently be the case.
September 19, 2010
Spin Cast DAIWA
Good reel, great for a beginner like me. It has some weight to it and after 5 trips out no tangles or line twist. Got the 120 model.
One small thing is the release button is high up on the back so if you go back and forth to a standard spin reel you get confused on a cast. No biggie.
May 31, 2009
whats a good reel? dawias small problem!
the silvercast has all the castabillity like a baitcast just without the price! heres how to achieve that. the silvrcst has a spring just behind the drum that holds the spring that attaches to the pin. sometimes this spring comes off th pin causing the line to jerk back when casting. THE FIX! to keep from this happening hot glue the spring end to where it attaches to the back of the drum not from the pin side. this will keep the spring attached. i have a slvrcst 80 with spiderwire 30#braid. its better than my abu ambasedr. hope this helps CHIC7 with his/her problem
January 17, 2010