paparock Posted October 28, 2006 Share Posted October 28, 2006 I have both Shimano and Daiwa reels and have experienced zero trouble with both makes to date. I have the older Curado Superfree and a Daiwa Alphas. Gameover, another reel you might consider is the Daiwa Alphas Type-F (Freshwater tuned version). This Type-F, freshwater version Alphas has 2 more ball bearing at handle and make the total to 8+1 to offer the smoothest cranking, and also reduced some weight from the original Alphas. Of course it depends what you want the reel for. Since I fish ultra clear water it works great and is light enough it does not wear me out casting. The small body reel Alphas-F targets finesse fishing. In the technique, anglers use 6-12lb test lines, to fish at water with many anglers. The reel also serves well for pitching and flipping with 20-30lb test lines, as the super low profile body offers the comfort in palm, as well as the light weight help your wrist. http://japantackle.com/Daiwa_reels/Daiwa_AlphasF.htm I hear good things about the Zillion and 51MG also. Now that there are so many good reels on the market it makes it hard to choose on us finically challenged bass fishermen.. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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