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Re: Daiwa viento

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You mention you dropshot a lot so, pardon me, but I don 't see why the Twitching Bar could be advantageous for droshotting, you give life to the lure with the rod not with the reel and what the Twitching bar does is to retrieve a small amount of line into the reel. For other techniques where retrieving a small amount of line is part of the retrieval technique then I can see an advantage, no need to turn the handle to pick up the slack.

I don 't own one but I 've fished with one, the reel is nice, casts well, looks good, has good line capacity, a good drag; I even used the twitching bar to see what it does and how it does it, howver there 's something that bugs me, the A spring that helps operate the Bar, my experience with other Diawa reels that have used that type of sping has been bad in the longer run, the spring looses it 's strenght causing looseness, or the feet of the spring breaks where it forms the 90° angle that attaches it to a hole ( in this case a hole in the frame ), besides, the bar is on top of the reel in a perfect spot where if the reel happens to have an accident ( like falling on the ground or the deck ) it can get broken or bent.

Now, it may not sound as so big of a deal if you happen to live on a country where all you have to do is call a 1-800 number and you will get a spare part, for me it is a big deal because I don 't live in such a country and that represents that I won 't be able to use the reel for a long time until I get the spare part.

If you want a more in-depth review of the reel check TackleTour, in the reel section there 's a review of the reel.

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