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Daiwa Arid 100H

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I'm contemplating getting one of these for my grandson to learn using a baitcaster on.  Just wondering if anyone can give me some insight?  TW reviews are mixed, but I'm a Daiwa guy and the size of the reel is perfect for teaching a kid or lady not to mention I'm familiar with the casting controlls so I'd give it a shot unless someone has had a poor experience.

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I would stay away from that reel.. I have read several reviews saying that the spool "buzzes" and have actually fished with one a few times. Every aird that I used had a buzzing spool. I am not sure why it does this, but I didn't have the time to take it apart and examine it.

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I would stay away from that reel.. I have read several reviews saying that the spool "buzzes" and have actually fished with one a few times. Every aird that I used had a buzzing spool. I am not sure why it does this, but I didn't have the time to take it apart and examine it.

+1 I returned it and got another, next trip out it started again but not as bad. Had used cabelas points and got that combo when it came out it isn't a bad reel at all just get what you pay for. The rod is pretty good tho.

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I agree i would get the older model exceler for like 65.00 it has mag-z breaks and an aluminum frame, far superior to the arid in my book...

 

Mitch 

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I'm contemplating getting one of these for my grandson to learn using a baitcaster on.  Just wondering if anyone can give me some insight?  TW reviews are mixed, but I'm a Daiwa guy and the size of the reel is perfect for teaching a kid or lady not to mention I'm familiar with the casting controlls so I'd give it a shot unless someone has had a poor experience.

 

I haven't got my hands on that reel but judging from what I know of it, I'd say stay away.  It's not that it is bad but that it is identical to a Laguna for more money.  It's a $90, $60 reel.  I'd take a Laguna over a Abu Max or pretty much anything else in the price range but I wouldn't pay $90 for a $60 reel painted orange and black.

 

The Arid rods seem decent for the money.

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I'm contemplating getting one of these for my grandson to learn using a baitcaster on. Just wondering if anyone can give me some insight? TW reviews are mixed, but I'm a Daiwa guy and the size of the reel is perfect for teaching a kid or lady not to mention I'm familiar with the casting controlls so I'd give it a shot unless someone has had a poor experience.

I just picked up the older model of the exceler from cabelas. 49.99 for my 7 yr old/my backup reel. Also cabelas prodigy reel are on sale, they are built based off the daiwa exceler.

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Thanks guys.  I think I'll wait and see how he adapts to my older procaster.  I can always get him a better reel later on.

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I see this is already answered. I 100 percent agree with the old Exceler. You will save half the money and litterally have a much better reel. I honestly cant believe the Aird ever made it onto the market. It is a total disappointment. I gave the ones I once had to a friend.

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I see this is already answered. I 100 percent agree with the old Exceler. You will save half the money and litterally have a much better reel. I honestly cant believe the Aird ever made it onto the market. It is a total disappointment. I gave the ones I once had to a friend.

 

Must not have been much of a friend.  :teeth:

 

papajoe222, is the Procaster the 100HN?

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