Daiwa SS Tournament Spinning Reel
Too much ocean, not enough time...
For Christmas this last year I recieved a new Daiwa 2600SS Tournament reel attached to a Shimano Teramar 7 1/2'ML rod both purchased from Bass Pro Shops.I finally got the chance to use them late this May.From a sitting position in a 15' skiff I was able to make incredibly long casts using a 1/4oz. jighead with a small plastic bait and 12# mono.The reel performed flawlessly all day even when snagged on the bottom and pulling up a pound of seaweed the reel handled it with no problem. Sand Bass and Spotted Bay Bass are no match this combo.Try using a Rapala X-Rap lure with a side arm cast and the people fishing with you will ask if it's ever going to land. For the price it would be hard to find a better inshore reel.
May 21, 2006
Diawa SS Tourtament reel
This is an excellent all weather fishing reel. I have used this reel from water that was icing over,in mudd, dirt, and in the extreme heat of summer. This is an excellent fishing reel. What even make's it better is the low maintenance needed to up keep this reel. I have several of the diawa reels and this is my favorite. In fact I use it more then the tourtament s reels that I own. I have owned my diawa ss tourtament reels for about 10 years. I use them in everything from panfish, carp, trout, smallmouths in the river and of course when I compete in bass tourtament's.
May 21, 2006
Hands-down one of the most reliable, best built reels of all time. These have been around for years and are still selling well. Much better than the fancy 20 ball bearing reels made today. TRICK: take off the bail spring housing lid and add 4-6 splitshot with a little 5-min epoxy to secure them and then you will a rotor that is pretty well balanced!! Great reel, I own the 700, 1300 and 1600. I use the 700 for stream Smallmouth and the 1300 and 1600 for general purpose freshwater and also for Snook fishing in Florida. Probably the most reliable drag system you can find in a spinning reel. These reels will not disapoint.
July 21, 2011
I've used these for surf fishing for about 20 years and it's hard to imagine a better reel for the money is out there. I love the clapper bail, it laughs at sand and salt and cast like a dream. Also with the graphite body this is one of the lightest reels on the market and the over size drag washers give great performance even on Albacore. If you want a great reel buy these, enough said.
August 20, 2014