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Anyone use the older Team Daiwa S or X reels? I just got 3, 2 X and 1 S. I put the S on my Loomis SBR752 with 12lb copolymer. I love this reel. The X models I am going to send out to be cleaned and have bearing and drag upgrades done. I am, however, missing one screw from the handle side plate on one of them. My one complaint is how the finish goes to hell on the X. They're rock solid mechanically though.

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I have an older S that hasn't been used in several years because it has the flipping switch instead of a thumb bar.  I prefer a thumb bar.  Reel casts great.  Finish seems to be a lot tougher than on an X or Z model.

 

Years ago I purchased a TD-X 103HL and TD-X 100HSDF that were in good shape.  Still are as I keep covers on all my reels when not in use.  I was given a TD-X 103H and TD-X 103HVA for services rendered.  Clean up those thoughts.  :D  Cosmetically they leave something to be desired.  Mechanically they are great.  Guy also gave me a TD-Z US Trail with a Steez 103 spool.  Same condition as other 2 reels.  At least one of these last 3 will be going to Florida with me next week.

 

Finish on the Z series sucks as well.  BUT I love my 105Hs.  My 103ML is on one of my crankbait rods.  My TD-Z 103HL Type R is another reel that hasn't been used for several years because 1) it has the flipping switch, and 2) it is on a rod that was designated for a technique I seldom use.  However, I like the rod and the reel has been tuned and upgraded so given the money invested in both I am going to start using the combo more.  Think I will try frogs on it.

 

As luck would have it most of the X reels and the S reel have a 12# Co-Polymer on them....12# AN40.  :teeth:

 

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8 hours ago, new2BC4bass said:

I have an older S that hasn't been used in several years because it has the flipping switch instead of a thumb bar.  I prefer a thumb bar.  Reel casts great.  Finish seems to be a lot tougher than on an X or Z model.

 

Years ago I purchased a TD-X 103HL and TD-X 100HSDF that were in good shape.  Still are as I keep covers on all my reels when not in use.  I was given a TD-X 103H and TD-X 103HVA for services rendered.  Clean up those thoughts.  :D  Cosmetically they leave something to be desired.  Mechanically they are great.  Guy also gave me a TD-Z US Trail with a Steez 103 spool.  Same condition as other 2 reels.  At least one of these last 3 will be going to Florida with me next week.

 

Finish on the Z series sucks as well.  BUT I love my 105Hs.  My 103ML is on one of my crankbait rods.  My TD-Z 103HL Type R is another reel that hasn't been used for several years because 1) it has the flipping switch, and 2) it is on a rod that was designated for a technique I seldom use.  However, I like the rod and the reel has been tuned and upgraded so given the money invested in both I am going to start using the combo more.  Think I will try frogs on it.

 

As luck would have it most of the X reels and the S reel have a 12# Co-Polymer on them....12# AN40.  :teeth:

 

I'm just getting into these reels, but my S looks almost new and the X models look like they've survived a nuclear winter. They're still super smooth though. Can you provide pics of this flipping switch? Is there no thumbar? I'm going to be looking to grab a few more and maybe cycle some of my Fuego CT off of commonly used rods. Mine are all HVA models, no H or HSDF or anything else. What is the difference?

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HSDF review.    http://tackletour.com/reviewdaiwatdx.html

 

I believe all these reels were discontinued before I got back into fishing in 2009.  From what I have been able to find out a Carbontex drag upgrade is a must on my other two models as they are a single disc and weak.  That was taken care of by the guy that gave me the reels.  :teeth:

 

I can't find any information on these reels to speak of.  If anyone knows where to find some, please post a link.

 

I think the HVA has a deeper spool and thus holds more line.  I didn't get any boxes with the reels.

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No boxes here either. I know the PVA has a deeper spool. These reels have been proven over and over. I'm sending my 2-X reels out soon for cleaning and carbontex. Pretty psyched to fish my S today at a local pond though.

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