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Daiwa Procaster _ Daiwa MegaForce ???

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Anybody own either of these two baitcast reels from Daiwa?

I'm debating on which one to purchase because my quantum energy broke down after 5 years (should've lasted me longer, but some gears went to crap, and it's beyond repair even with replacement parts... it's hard to explain...).

Anyways, i'm tight on a budget, and these reels seem to incorporate Japanese engineering along with a Made in China price, so i bet both of these will be nice bangs for the buck.

Any comments will be appreciated.

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I have had both reels for about a year. And both are good, but the megaforce is much more smoother and better quality reel. It may cost more, but it performs better and I think will last longer. The twithcin bar works great and will be perfect if you plan on using it. I use the reel for burning spinnerbaits and crankbaits. The bar will be helpful if you plan on the reel being used for slower fishing such as a jig or a shakey head rig. So I think in the long run, you will get more out of the megaforce. Hope this helps you out.

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if you are wanting a daiwa reel and have a low budget, get a high speed daiwa exceler baitcasting reel. they are 64.95$, i consider them the best daiwa reel on the market! If you shop around a little you can get a shimano citica d for around 80 bucks, i would go with the shimano, it will last you better and the braking system on them is better ;D, can you tell i like shimano?

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i've had numerous daiwa baitcasters. i don't like the twitchin' bar...even if you don't use it, it adds weight and makes it difficult to palm the reel. do yourself a favor and rule out anything without a one-piece aluminum frame...that in itself makes the single biggest difference in smoothness and durability. the daiwa exceler for about $70 is the best buy at the low-end of the daiwa line.

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I haven't owned the current-generation Procaster, but I have owned a few of the previous Procaster models and the Megaforce.

The older Procaster-based reels (like the Capricorn and Rojo) are great reels, built on aluminum frames, with strong smooth drags and good brakes. I'd highly recommend them to anybody on a budget who is looking for solid, reliable gear.

The Megaforce, on the other hand, I would not recommend. Mine was noisy, not very smooth, and and the drag required adjustment after every cast. I only used it about a half-dozen times before I got rid of it. For the same $60 you can pick up a discontinued Procaster Rojo, which is a much nicer reel.

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