Diawa Introduces New, Lightweight Steez Baitcasters
CERRITOS, Calif., Sept. 26, 2008 - Daiwa's new Steez 103SHA and 100SHA baitcasters are not only the lightest reels of their kind, they're also among the fastest. Weighing in at a mere 5.6 and 5.7 ounces, respectively, and featuring a blazing 7.1:1 gear ratio, the latest Steez additions offer bass anglers the combination of lightweight performance and line-burning speed.
Like all Steez baitcasters, the 103SHA and 100HA boast a magnesium body design that's feather-light, yet strong and durable. With an ultra-fast retrieve now part of the package, Steez users can rip lures back to the boat and cover large areas of water quicker than ever before. A single turn of the handle reels in 29.8 inches of line.
Both the Steez 103SHA and 100SHA models boast a free-floating, A7075 aluminum spool that starts up fast and spins longer. This spool design works in conjunction with Daiwa's exclusive Magforce®-V automatic anti-backlash system to allow for long, trouble-free casts. The Steez 103SHA features a standard spool design, while the 100SHA is equipped with a high-capacity, U-shaped spool ideal for accommodating heavier test lines.
Inside the Steez 103SHA and 100HA, eleven ball bearings, plus a roller bearing, ensure maximum smoothness and reliable operation. A tough, A7075 tempered aluminum drive gear and phosphor bronze pinion deliver the power needed to overtake big, stubborn bass. Diawa claims cranking stability and ease is enhanced by a Swept Handle design, which moves the handle closer to the rod's centerline for less wobble, a better feel and increased winding leverage.
The Steez 103SHA and 100SHA are equipped with an eight-disc wet drag with micro-click adjustment for smoothness and consistency.
Additional features include: Infinite Anti-Reverse, precision-click fee spool adjustment, and easy sideplate removal for quick spool changes. Daiwa's Steez 103SHA and 100SHA models have a suggested manufacturer's retail price of $479.95.
FW | SW
|Ball Bearings||Gear Ration||Line Per Handle Turn||Weight (oz)||Drag Max||
|STEEZ103SHA||M | --||11BB, 1RB||7.1:1||29.8"||5.6||8.8||12/120, 14/100|
|STEEZ100SHA||M | --||11BB, 1RB||7.1:1||29.8"||5.7||8.8||14/120, 16/100|
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