Is it Daiwa, Shimano, or someone else?

Reels are the hottest topic for TackleTour. Everyone wants to know what the latest and greatest is and how they compare to the old guard. What's the best for light stuff, or what's your suggestion for heavy cover. Do we really need different retrieve ratios? It's all in here.

Which reel manufacturer is your favorite?

Daiwa
189
41%
Shimano
215
46%
Abu Garcia
17
4%
Quantum
6
1%
Pfleuger
1
0%
Ardent
0
No votes
Lew's
14
3%
Okuma
1
0%
Pinnacle
1
0%
Wright & McGill
0
No votes
US Reels
0
No votes
13 Fishing
19
4%
 
Total votes: 463

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Re: Is it Daiwa, Shimano, or someone else?

Postby earthworm77 » Sun Oct 09, 2016 4:23 am

Shimano for everything with the exception of the smallest UL reels in which I use Tica.

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Re: Is it Daiwa, Shimano, or someone else?

Postby Obz » Tue Dec 27, 2016 5:32 am

I have a pretty equal Shimano to Daiwa ratio in my line up. As far as bass fishing goes the Shims are the the work horses and the Daiwas are the fancies. Daiwa got the nod.

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Re: Is it Daiwa, Shimano, or someone else?

Postby Stockinger » Tue Dec 27, 2016 5:38 am

Once used solely shimano for Spinning and bc I'm now using shimano for Spinnings and daiwa for BC...

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Re: Is it Daiwa, Shimano, or someone else?

Postby ccass » Tue Dec 27, 2016 6:14 am

I used to be all Daiwa. Recently, I've been dabbling in the Shimano world. I now own an Antares, Conquest and Metanium. I also own an 16 Aldebaran BFS but that's because it has magnetic brakes.

I think I prefer the Shimano reels for moving baits and the Daiwa reels for all other baits. SV technology is game changing and I could not imagine skipping without it anymore.

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Re: Is it Daiwa, Shimano, or someone else?

Postby MINES » Tue Dec 27, 2016 8:44 am

my daiwa reels are for show, while my shimano reels are my work horse, so shimano get's my vote..

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Re: Is it Daiwa, Shimano, or someone else?

Postby 806swampdonkey » Wed Dec 28, 2016 1:56 am

Daiwa all the way

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Re: Is it Daiwa, Shimano, or someone else?

Postby papabassin » Wed Dec 28, 2016 3:54 am

I love both Shimano & Daiwa...Voted Daiwa because I have slightly more of them...at least for now :)

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Re: Is it Daiwa, Shimano, or someone else?

Postby kercha83 » Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:13 am

I like both Diawa's and Shimano's, its hard to pick between the two but I voted for Shimano because it was one of my first reels when I was a kid and I just started using Diawa a few years ago.

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Re: Is it Daiwa, Shimano, or someone else?

Postby FishGirl71 » Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:41 am

My favorite isn't even on the list. :D I switched to KastKing a few years ago on the advice of a friend. I have had a good experience with the reels I've bought from them so far, and the price is right. That being said, I will probably stick with them until they prove me wrong.

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Re: Is it Daiwa, Shimano, or someone else?

Postby LowRange » Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:07 pm

Drop that Lastking and get you a Shishamo!

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Re: Is it Daiwa, Shimano, or someone else?

Postby nolaDuke » Wed May 03, 2017 10:57 pm

Love Quantum!

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Re: Is it Daiwa, Shimano, or someone else?

Postby napawino » Sun May 07, 2017 1:22 am

I like Shimano reels. The Stella F1 and Calcutta Conquest are something to behold.

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Re: Is it Daiwa, Shimano, or someone else?

Postby illini » Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:34 am

I grew up using Shimano reels but Daiwa is killing it with their braking systems. Its nice to be able to just snug the tension knob just so its not loose and use the Magforce to brake with. I never touch the tension knob!

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Re: Is it Daiwa, Shimano, or someone else?

Postby greenemann » Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:24 am

Shimano

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Re: Is it Daiwa, Shimano, or someone else?

Postby ZJKorman » Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:04 am

I own both a shimano (71hg) and a 13 fishing (inception). Had to go with shimano on this one. Looking to get the k next.


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