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Question for y'all

Postby ScoobyDoo » Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:44 pm

Was the Procaster

PT 33 daiwa's first low profile bass baitcaster?

If not...what was.

I know they had tons of earlier reels. As well as seikos. I'm just not sure if there was an earlier low pro.

I already have Shimano's first. Would like to add daiwa's

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Re: Question for y'all

Postby jwfflipper14 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:38 pm

I don't know if you would call them their first low profile reels of that design but the PMF reels were even smaller along with the Silver and Black ProLite reels. Even though I think the Larry Nixon commercial says it is a low profile design.

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Re: Question for y'all

Postby mark poulson » Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:29 am

Larry Nixon has a Facebook page. Ask him if he knows.

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Re: Question for y'all

Postby BigG » Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:57 pm

Loved mine, had a bunch of them. Picked one of them up recently and realized how heavy they are. First class back in the day.

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Re: Question for y'all

Postby Big-Bass » Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:18 pm

Lew's BB-1 by Shimano...followed by the Bantam 100 and the early Daiwa reels...Lew's was around 1976 and the Shimano/Daiwa around 1978/79.

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Re: Question for y'all

Postby Big-Bass » Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:25 pm

I have an awesome Lew's/Shimano BB-1 in excellent condition I might be interested in selling. PM me if interested. Thanks!

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Re: Question for y'all

Postby BigG » Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:52 am

I have a PT33P and PT33C for sale (see classifies).

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Re: Question for y'all

Postby ScoobyDoo » Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:30 pm

Big-Bass wrote:Lew's BB-1 by Shimano...followed by the Bantam 100 and the early Daiwa reels...Lew's was around 1976 and the Shimano/Daiwa around 1978/79.


I have the bantam which 78/79 shimano started selling under their name.

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Re: Question for y'all

Postby ScoobyDoo » Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:31 pm

BigG wrote:I have a PT33P and PT33C for sale (see classifies).


I'm still waiting on confirmation if they are indeed the first low pros form daiwa.

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Re: Question for y'all

Postby BigG » Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:47 pm

ScoobyDoo wrote:
BigG wrote:I have a PT33P and PT33C for sale (see classifies).


I'm still waiting on confirmation if they are indeed the first low pros form daiwa.

They were my first low profile. :lol:

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Re: Question for y'all

Postby Big-Bass » Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:52 am

SM2A might have been the first low profile by Daiwa or the Pro-Lite. Bill Dance was using the SM2A around 1979/80 I believe.

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Re: Question for y'all

Postby Big-Bass » Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:54 am

https://books.google.com/books?id=V9QDA ... 80&f=false

Scroll down to see the price and gear ratio of the SM2A. I believe the PT33 came out in 1986/87.


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