Daiwa Goldcast III Series Spincast Reel
When it comes to Spincast Reels, I prefer Daiwa over most brands, Abu-Matic and Zebco both have issues and we know this because they keep re-inventing their products and don't seem to ever manage the actual issues that make it necessary to create a new version or model. These Goldcast Reels haven't changed in several years, why fix something that's not broken? In order for any reel design to last this long isn't it obvious that it's a popular choice? Continued sales means continued success, continued recommendations, and continued reputation and it speaks volumes in regards to the reliability, durability, and confidence that people have in this model. It's refreshing to see a company being loyal to those who are loyal for a change....
February 7, 2008
Durable spin cast reel
My wife and mother-in-law use spin cast reels and have worn several other brands out in a single season. The Goldcast reels hold up better than any other reels I've bought them. The larger sizes are a bit uncomfortable on the rod (they stand up pretty tall) but the GC 80 size is a good fit and perfect for panfish and fish up to a few pounds. They still don't solve the line twist problems that spincast reels have and you can't cast a country mile with them but they hold up and perform well.
November 26, 2007
a must have reel
The oscillating spool sold me. Tried Zebco and Abu...need to respool after each outing due to line twist. Not so with the Daiwa. I use the 80 for crapped, the 100 for and all-species utility and the 120 for cats. Fising for crappie landeda 8 lb.large mouth on 8lb. test.
How's that for a drag challenge. I have caught more bass on my Daiwa than on my $129 quantums. Smooth drag, cast a ton with a flick of the wrist. Who cares about the clicking noise when your're fighting a big boy.
May 2, 2009
Great Reel But
I love this reel. The oscillating spool is a miracle of invention. The only thing about these reels is that the engineers put the bait clicker in backwards. It clicks on the retrieve, not when the fish is taking the line out. When I'm out on the bank with this reel and the clicker is sounding when I'm reeling in I have to laugh. Then I think some engineer spilled his martini on the plans to reveal a backwards image and that's how they built it. However, this reel always works.
December 10, 2010