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Looks like a diawa. Pretty cool looking to:P

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Those look like great pitching reels. I'll probably get a few.

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Under 7 ounces and no T Wing? Can it be??😂. I was hoping aluminum frame but at that price I figured that would be asking a bit much.

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Wonder if the "cg" could be something like composite graphite?

 

Maybe a competitor for the Shimano Casitas. 

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When I Google it, the only site that comes up is the American Legacy link above - not even Diawa's own website.  Google sees no other reference to it. 

12 hours ago, billjaco said:

Wonder if the "cg" could be something like composite graphite?

 

Maybe a competitor for the Shimano Casitas. 

Description says carbon graphite frame and side plate.

 

Edit:  Note on website says "Available May 2018"

 

That site has the CT type R with 7.3:1 ratio and right hand retrieve for $119 - $60 off their price for the rest of the line.  I haven't researched, but that sounds like a good price to me.

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8 hours ago, RPreeb said:

Description says carbon graphite frame and side plate.

Thanks. I didn't scroll down far enough in the link to see the full description.

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Other than the handle, nothing looks very Daiwa like about that reel. Even the gear ratio is not a Daiwa one. Suspect a bit of jiggery pokerey!

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Interesting. Can't find any info on this otherwise. You'd think they would've been showing off a new reel like this at the classic?

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   Just called Daiwa. Woman on the phone wasn't even aware it existed. It pulled up in their system, though. Info  is limited; you need to e-mail Daiwa.  jj

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Not a fan of the knob caps Daiwa is using on newer reels (this one included), seems like they would get full of dirt easily

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A Fuego CT has more ratios, Aluminum Frame, CT spool (can get an SV spool for it) and is an Oz more in weight for $65 on the regular.  Why was this reel needed?  That all sounded rather angry... but all they have done is make a plastic Fuego.

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1 minute ago, webertime said:

A Fuego CT has more ratios, Aluminum Frame, CT spool (can get an SV spool for it) and is an Oz more in weight for $65 on the regular.  Why was this reel needed?  That all sounded rather angry... but all they have done is make a plastic Fuego.

 It may be worse than that.  The Fuego CT is a Magforce Z reel with a good Magforce Z spool at that.  This reel may be a fixed inductor Magforce reel like the Laguna.  

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Guys.. it's burnt orange. They have to compete with the you know who Z. Case closed. 

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Might as well get the Fuego if ur gonna buy one of these.

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Apparently was at the classic.

 

 

I will save my judgement.  If it provides something useful and ebay/amazon marks them down then they could be a nice little reel

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I saw that reel at the classic. I wasn't super impressed, it reminded me of a rebadged lew's or abu. But, it is a daiwa, and their reputation is strong. Time will tell!

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6 hours ago, GaterB said:

I saw that reel at the classic. I wasn't super impressed, it reminded me of a rebadged lew's or abu. But, it is a daiwa, and their reputation is strong. Time will tell!

Did you play around with it?

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I hope the reel isn't a rebadged Doyo reel.  I got my Fuego CT from Cabela's a few weeks ago for $69 and that reel is awesome.  I am sure these will be had for under $50 eventually but hope they are made in house by Daiwa and not outsourced to some OEM.

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11 hours ago, DomQ said:

Did you play around with it?

I did. It felt solid, but definitely less so than the aluminum framed offerings from Daiwa. Turning the handle resulted in a good feeling of meshed gearing. Not overly smooth, but not bad at all, especially at the price point they’ll be sold at. It’s not a reel I think I’ll own, but as I previously stated, Daiwa is well known for providing a great product. If I were to guess, I’d say this reel will not break that trend.

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9 minutes ago, GaterB said:

I did. It felt solid, but definitely less so than the aluminum framed offerings from Daiwa. Turning the handle resulted in a good feeling of meshed gearing. Not overly smooth, but not bad at all, especially at the price point they’ll be sold at. It’s not a reel I think I’ll own, but as I previously stated, Daiwa is well known for providing a great product. If I were to guess, I’d say this reel will not break that trend.

Curious to hear more about this in following months, does really resemble a lews

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