spookybaits wrote: CALL ME RIFLE wrote:
Yessir Van, I am speaking of the Pt33P....but it stands for professional I am rather certain
Vans right, P is pitching. They all have 'pro model' printed on the front of the leverwind guide rod shield.
Pt33c: 3.8:1 c=cranking
Pt33p: 5.1:1 p=pitching
Pt33sh: 7.1:1 sh=Super Hi speed.
No idea why the pitching model is 5.1 though. They all have flipping switch. only difference between all 3 of them is the gear ratio(and if I'm not mistaken the sh might have different knobs. It was the last reel in the lineup and was still for sale after the other 2 were discontinued/pulled from shelves).
All were 'professional' grade & over-built imo.
How do, Spooky. Man, ever since this came up the other day, I have been online searching for verification one way or the other, about what indeed the P stands for. Honestly, you and Van are the first folks I ever heard not refer to these as professional model and instead, as pitching model...going back to when these came out. I unfortunately found nothing explanatory. From what I remember though, the 5.1:1 was the first model out, and was dubbed as the PT33 Professional...the all around model, essentially, joined shortly thereafter by specialized cranking and hi speed versions,of course the C and SH...which were still versions of the original PT33 Professional model( which of course would also explain why they all have "pro model" stamped on the front of the reel). This was how I've always heard them talked about, heck this is how I've always even seen other folks advertise them on eBay and such...I am open to the possibility that I may be wrong, but ever since these came out that's what I've known them as. If you could find a link to something that provides any evidence one way or the other I would like to see it for sure...man, nothing even in the owners manual or on the box itself of the P model actually spells it out...nothing on Daiwas website, not on the reel schematic....perhaps ROG could weigh in if he sees this post....
At any rate, either way, good to actually speak with you here, seen plenty of your posts and you seem to be a quality board member. And definitely cool that you are helping to bring the old Daiwa tanks back in style, they just don't make them as tough as they used to. I enjoy fishing with these oldies even without custom refinement, I can only imagine how awesome it would be to get one brought up to modern speed a bit....
Van, that looks totally sicked out, you guys are killin me. Definitely need to get with Ian on a project one of these days...